15-DEC-2018: Indian Air Force team visits AMU: flight simulator attracts students
Aligarh, December 15: A flight simulator inside a bus caught the interest of Aligarh Muslim University Students (AMU) who got hands on experience of the cockpit of fighters' aircraft today at university campus. The vehicle has been termed as an induction publicity exhibition vehicle (IPEV) and is an initiative by the Indian Air Force (IAF) under its publicity wing DISHA
The vehicle is a modified luxury VOLVO bus which houses a basic flight simulator capable of simulating flight characteristics of IAF's, Cargo and fighter aircraft like Sukhohi Su-30. Scale models of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Mirage 2000, MIG-29 and Gravity Suit (used by Fighter Pilots) were on display.
Wing Commander Sangeeta (Publicity Cell of IAF) spearheaded the IAF team. According to her 500 students both boys and girls interacted with the IAF team in sessions and lot of queries from the students was resolved. The drive provides great opportunity to interact with the students and motivate and enlighten them about career in IAF as a composite package she added.
Wing Commander J Kumar (IAF Delhi HQ) elaborated that since its induction, IPEV has conducted six drives in the past covering East, West, Central and Southern parts of the country. The current drive is planned to cover the states of Uttarakhand and Utttar Pradesh. The drive was flagged off from Delhi on 17th Sep?2018, covering 22 cities/locations as Nodal Centre targeting approximately 100 institutions in 90 days.
Prof Major Fareed Mahdi, who coordinated the entire event of the IAF Disha drive, said that objective of the drive is to create an awareness among students to join the forces.
Major Mohd Israil arranged the motivational lecture along with the arrangement of IPEV vehicle for the drive.
The IAF team had Sqn Ldr Benipal, Flt Lft Vinu Methew, Flt Lft Tapesh and 10 others.
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Related PicturesAMU team with visiting IAF team headed by Wing Commander Sangeeta