Monthly Archives: August 2017

This Is Roveinai Poumai, The First Naga Lady Pilot From Manipur Who’s Making Everyone Proud

August 23, 2017

Poveinai Poumai has become the first Naga lady pilot from Manipur. It is a moment of extreme gratification for the people of Nagaland to have one of their daughters reaching for the skies and making India proud. Poumai has pierced through the weave of a strict, patriarchal Naga society and accomplished what girls from...

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Giving wings to her curiosity

August 22, 2017

Growing up, Anny Divya was intrigued by clouds. Her mother suggested Divya to become a pilot if she really wanted to see clouds up close. And that is when Divya, who grew up in Vijayawada, decided to give wings to her curiosity. The first time she ever boarded an aircraft, many years later, was...

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Wings of JRD’s flying licence issuer clipped

August 20, 2017

New Delhi: From being one of the most powerful bodies in civil aviation, the Aero Club of India (ACI) now has been rendered “homeless”. Last month, ACI—an apex body of all flying clubs and other aero sports organisations in the country—was evicted from its office near the Safdarjung Airport, and now has no office....

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Why DGCA is wrong in fiddling with employment contract of pilots

August 20, 2017

New Delhi: The aviation regulator DGCA (Director General of Civil Aviation) has recently increased the notice period for senior pilots from six months to one year in case they want to quit job. In addition, co-pilots have to give six months prior to leaving an airline. The DGCA says that “pilots are resigning without...

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TS Aviation Academy to get two new aircraft

August 16, 2017

Hyderabad: The only government-backed aviation academy in the city is set to get two new aircraft almost five years after a massive fire gutted six of its training carriers on December 17, 2012. While the State government issued a soft loan of ? 5 crore on August 10, Telangana State Aviation Academy (TSAA) will...

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India’s first aviation university’s inauguration in Rae Bareli postponed

August 15, 2017

The inauguration of India’s first aviation university in Uttar Pradesh which was scheduled for August 18 has been postponed. The Rajiv Gandhi National Aviation University (RGNAU) at Fursatganj in Rae Bareli district was supposed to be inaugurated in the presence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy Jayant...

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Wrong flight path

August 14, 2017

Thiruvananthapuram: Aviation is a fast growing sector in the country and India is expected to become the third largest aviation market by 2020 and the largest by 2030. Also, major airlines are spreading their wings in the country with seven of them placing a cumulative order for around 1,329 aircraft. An expansion which is...

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Flying high in the desert

August 14, 2017

Aviation has been my passion since childhood. Growing up in Kenya for 12 years and travelling between Nairobi and Goa at least once a year, heavily influenced my interest in aviation. After my family decided to relocate to Belgaum for good, I joined Phoenix Public School to complete my education from Class VIII to...

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Flying high — aviator family clocks 100 years of flights

August 13, 2017

Crisp whites, peak caps, flight bags, four stripes on their shoulders — and the love for flying — are the constants for three generations of Bhasins, a unique aviator family. Five members of the family — parents, two children and their late grandfather — have nearly 100 years of flying among them. The grandfather...

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India’s first aviation university’s inauguration on August 18

August 13, 2017

New Delhi: The country’s first aviation university at Fursatganj in Uttar Pradesh’s Rae Bareli district is all set for inauguration on August 18. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy Jayant Sinha, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Congress vice president and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi, among others are expected to attend the...

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