Thursday, January 22, 2015

Indian Air Force Chief Inspects Air force Establishments Near Chennai

Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha proceeded on a tour of the twin Air Force Establishments at Avadi and Tambaram, near Chennai. He inspected Air Force Station Avadi on 21 Jan 15. Avadi is a major logistic base for the Air Force and also houses the Mechanical Transport Training Institute which is responsible for imparting training about vehicles and the Base Repair Depot. The Air Chief also visited the Ordnance Clothing Factory which meets the clothing requirements of the Indian Air Force. The Air Chief then inspected the Base Repair Depot and got briefed about the maintenance activities undertaken. The Air Chief later proceeded to Air Force Station Tambaram, a premier training base, where he took stock of the training activities being conducted there. On 22 Jan 15, the Air Chief visited the Flying Instructors’ School which churns out flying instructors for the Air Force, followed by visit to Mechanical Training Institute, the Workshop Training Institute, the Ground Instructors’ School and the Air Force Instructors’ Training School. 

During the visits, the Air Chief interacted with the personnel of both the stations and emphasised the need for inculcating the habits of professionalism and hard work. He exhorted the instructors to lead by personal examples and be role models for the trainees whom they mould. The Air Chief was appreciative of the high training standards maintained by the training establishments and exhorted the staff to achieve greater heights by exemplary dedication and hard work. 

The inspection visit came to an ends on 22 Jan 15. 


Republic Day 2015 - Fly Past- An IAF Appeal 

In view of the flypast at heights varying from 60 to 500 metres and the associated flight safety concerns posed by birds, the IAF appeals to all citizens of Delhi and its neighbourhood to keep their areas clean and avoid throwing eatables, garbage, dead animals or carcasses in the open in all the days leading upto 26 January. 

Responsible citizens are also requested to alert the nearest Air Force Unit or Police Station and report instances of carcasses found in the open. The vulnerable areas that come in the route include Palam, Najafgarh drains, Tihar Jail, War Cemetery and areas adjoining Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Birds pose a serious threat to aircraft flying at low levels. Eatables thrown out in the open attract birds, to ensure a safe fly past, the Indian Air Force requests the citizens of delhi, and its neighbourhood not to throw eatables and garbage in the open. Also, if they find any carcass out in the open they are requested to report to the nearest Air Force Unit / police station to arrange for its disposal. 

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