Military Flight Safety

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Manish_P » 04 Sep 2018 11:05

"Pilot Safe"

Whew. That's good.

PS:

Twitter video of pilot on the Ground courtesy: Shreya Dhoundial @shreyadhoundial

"I was alone. I am fine." The @IAF_MCC pilot who ejected safely moments before his MIG 27 burst into flames in Jodhpur.

I do hope that he is ok and that there are no major internal injuries.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Haridas » 20 Sep 2018 21:14

Didn't see any news about this, was it a flying accident?

https://m.tribuneindia.com/article/kin- ... 655027/amp

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Re: Military Flight Safety

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Rakesh » 21 Sep 2018 02:43

Oh No! Not him. My condolences to his family.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Manish_P » 21 Sep 2018 08:06

Indranil wrote:The name sounded familiar

https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/forging-the-flyers/article24077960.ece
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Rest in peace, brother.


Om Shanti

May his family have the strength to bear his loss

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby pushkar.bhat » 01 Oct 2018 13:13

ANI Reports that a Chetak (CH442) has crash-landed at Rajali base, Arakkonam, Tamil Nadu. Crew safe. Damage to main and tail rotors.
Link to the report

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Manish_P » 01 Oct 2018 14:20

Relief to hear that the crew is fine!

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Kashi » 01 Oct 2018 16:24

Damn this thread. Never does my BP any good.

Relieved that the crew are fine.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Manish_P » 05 Oct 2018 10:58

On Twitter.

Microlight from Hindon crashes near Baghpat. Both Pilots are SAFE

Added: Looks like in-flight engine failure. The parachute recovery system got deployed.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby ks_sachin » 05 Oct 2018 13:01

Glad the pilots are safe.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Prithwiraj » 05 Oct 2018 17:29

Pipistrel light aircraft --- one fatal incident was in Assam's Majoli river island. both senior pilots perished-

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby pushkar.bhat » 06 Oct 2018 10:05

Manish_P wrote:On Twitter.

Microlight from Hindon crashes near Baghpat. Both Pilots are SAFE

Added: Looks like in-flight engine failure. The parachute recovery system got deployed.

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What are these little wasps used for? AOP duties? Any gyan will be welcome.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby ks_sachin » 06 Oct 2018 11:08

pushkar.bhat wrote:
Manish_P wrote:On Twitter.

Microlight from Hindon crashes near Baghpat. Both Pilots are SAFE

Added: Looks like in-flight engine failure. The parachute recovery system got deployed.

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What are these little wasps used for? AOP duties? Any gyan will be welcome.

What is the rank of the pilot or is that the pilot in the back ground..

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Manish_P » 06 Oct 2018 11:21

^ Used by IAF, IN, and NCC for training, surveillance. Mostly training.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby tsarkar » 06 Oct 2018 14:17

pushkar.bhat wrote:What are these little wasps used for? AOP duties? Any gyan will be welcome.

To maintain pilot proficiency

Typically if pilots flew the full complement of hours required to maintain proficiency, we would quickly exhaust airframe and engine TTL of Sukhois and Jaguars. Hence pilots occasionally fly micro lights.

The Indian Navy operates a large number of offshore patrol vessels for the same reason.

China does it better by manufacturing lots of less capable but useful J-10s and Su-27 copies.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Manish_P » 07 Oct 2018 01:05

tsarkar wrote:
China does it better by manufacturing lots of less capable but useful J-10s and Su-27 copies.


Their larger economy also permits them to use those much costlier (compared to microlights) jets.

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Rakesh » 09 Oct 2018 23:54

ks_sachin wrote:What is the rank of the pilot or is that the pilot in the back ground..

I believe Flight Lieutenant...picture is not very clear....

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby Rakesh » 09 Oct 2018 23:55

tsarkar wrote:Typically if pilots flew the full complement of hours required to maintain proficiency, we would quickly exhaust airframe and engine TTL of Sukhois and Jaguars. Hence pilots occasionally fly micro lights.

Is it true that Sukhoi, Mirage and Jaguar pilots would also fly MiG-21s as well to achieve the same result you described above?

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Re: Military Flight Safety

Postby tsarkar » 10 Oct 2018 09:51

Rakesh wrote:
tsarkar wrote:Typically if pilots flew the full complement of hours required to maintain proficiency, we would quickly exhaust airframe and engine TTL of Sukhois and Jaguars. Hence pilots occasionally fly micro lights.

Is it true that Sukhoi, Mirage and Jaguar pilots would also fly MiG-21s as well to achieve the same result you described above?

Sukhoi squadrons initially also flew MiG-21 for the same reason. Mirage 2000 and Jaguar have good serviceability rates, so they didn't. Now with depleting airframes across all classes of aircraft, microlights are flown. Also helps the pilots earn flying bonus that is an important part of a pilot's salary

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Galle ... 0.jpg.html

Check out the above photo. No 20 Sq inducted Su-30MKI in 2002 but also flew MiG-21 Bison 2004-5 for this very reason.

Even US is facing the same problem with F-22 pilots also flying F-16. With F-16 retiring, they want to use the Light Attack for "seasoning" pilots
https://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/L ... 437-1.html
https://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-b ... tion-20675


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