Kochi (Kerala): The primary batch of ladies pilots of the Indian Navy have been operationalized on Dornier Plane by the Southern Naval Command (SNC) at Kochi, the Indian Navy stated on Thursday.
“The three girls pilots have been a part of the six pilots of the twenty seventh Dornier Operational Flying Coaching (DOFT) Course, who graduated as ‘Totally operational Maritime Reconnaissance (MR) Pilots’ at a passing out ceremony held at INS Garuda, Kochi on October 22,” a press assertion from the Navy learn.
Rear Admiral Antony George, Chief Workers Officer (Coaching) of SNC was the chief visitor of the occasion and introduced awards to the pilots who at the moment are absolutely certified on Dornier plane for all operational missions.
The three girls pilots of first batch are Lieutenant Divya Sharma (from Malviya Nagar, New Delhi), Lieutenant Shubhangi Swaroop (from Tilhar, Uttar Pradesh) and Lieutenant Shivangi (from Muzaffarpur, Bihar).
These officers had initially undergone fundamental flying coaching partly with Indian Air Drive and partly with the Navy previous to DOFT course. Amongst the three girls pilots operationalized for MR flying, Lt Shivangi was the primary to qualify as a naval pilot on December 2, 2019.
The course comprised of 1 month of floor coaching part, which was carried out at numerous skilled faculties of SNC and eight months of flying coaching on the Dornier Squadron of SNC, INAS 550. Lt Divya Sharma and Lt Shivam Pandey have been adjudged ‘First in Flying’ and ‘First in Floor’ topics, respectively.
The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (South) rolling trophy in reminiscence of late Lt Simon George Pynomootil for the ‘Most spirited trainee’ was introduced to Lt Kumar Vikram.
This trophy was instituted on June 18, 2019 through the Diamond Jubilee Celebration of INAS 550 to immortalize the spirit of the officer who was a certified Islander pilot and misplaced his life in a deadly air crash while serving the squadron on Could 17, 1985. (ANI)