- Category: Others
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 07 February 2017 04:01
- Written by Fleet Data
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- Category: Tributes
- Last Updated: Thursday, 26 January 2017 05:16
- Written by Obituary
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With a heavy heart, we learnt about the passing away of Wing Commander Hoshang Patel of Bombay. He passed away today 25th January 2017, at the age of 96. A WW2 veteran airman and pilot who served in two tours in Burma, one of the few to do it as both an erk as well as a pilot. Hoshang Sir was the one who gave the spark to the fire of WW2 research that this website has carried out over the years.
- Category: Chiefs of Air Staff
- Last Updated: Saturday, 31 December 2016 22:13
- Written by 31 Dec 2016
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Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC is the new Chief of Air Staff, Indian Air Force
- Category: Reviews
- Last Updated: Friday, 30 December 2016 03:19
- Written by Phillip Camp
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Reviewed by Anandeep Pannu
- Category: The New Millenium
- Last Updated: Sunday, 25 December 2016 05:48
- Written by Photos by Anupam Gupta
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A chance discussion with a local got a tourist to click photographs of an intriguing helicopter wreck in a remote part of Ladakh.
- Category: Aircraft Data Pages
- Last Updated: Friday, 23 December 2016 10:35
- Written by Trainer (2007 - Current)
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The Hawk is a tandem-seat Aircraft for ground attack, flying training and weapon training. It has a low wing and an all-metal structure and is powered by an Adour Mk 871 turbofan engine. The Aircraft has an integrated navigation /attack system and radio and inertial navigation systems. The Aircraft is cleared for instrument (IFR) flying and for Solo Instrument flying from the front cockpit only.
- Category: Book Projects & Announcements
- Last Updated: Friday, 23 December 2016 03:55
- Written by Webmaster
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This book aims to record as many patches as possible from the flying units together with a brief resume of each unit, where known. Phil Camp has collected more than a 1000 patches of the Indian Air Force in an effort that spanned two decades. In this book, Phil traces out the origins of the squadrons and units of the IAF, their heraldry, artwork and patches history.
- Category: Roll of Honour
- Last Updated: Sunday, 06 November 2016 22:19
- Written by Air Marshal Sumit Mukerji
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This is AN ODE TO FALLEN AIR WARRIORS written by Air Marshal Sumit Mukerji that will be featured in a forthcoming book to commemorate Indian Air Force personnel who died in aviation incidents. The book title is “In Memoriam: The Fallen Air Warrior” which will be released by the MIAF in the second week of December 2016 at the USI
- Category: The Pioneers of Flight
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 01 November 2016 00:56
- Written by K S Nair
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Only four Indians are definitively known to have been military aviators in World War One. They blazed a remarkable trail for the six hundred odd who took up that occupation in World War Two (including at least one Bollywood actor), and the three thousand-odd who serve in that role in India today.
- Category: War and Peace - 1962 -71
- Last Updated: Sunday, 30 October 2016 16:37
- Written by Video Channel
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On 8th March 1967, a young Flying Officer, with less than four years of service, found himself in a predicament over the skies of northern India when the aircraft's main gear did not deploy correctly. Then Fg Offr David "Dadoo" Subaiya was faced with the choice of crash landing or trusting the SNCASO ejection seat of his Mystere IVa fighter bomber. This is his story in Video!
- Category: Veterans Project - Interviews, Profiles and Memoirs
- Last Updated: Saturday, 27 August 2016 00:29
- Written by Wg Cdr A Phillipos
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Wg Cdr A Phillipos 3033 GD(P) was commissioned as an Accounts Branch Officer in 1944. He recently turned 100 years old and was felicitated by the Air Force Records Office in Bangalore. In this short article, he writes about his introduction to service life under the British.