Air Force Academy passing out parade happened on 14th Dec 2014. Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne reviewed the passing out parade of 202 flight cadets at the Air Force Academy (AFA), Dindigul. The cadets participated in the Combined Graduation Parade of the flight cadets of No. 192 Pilot Course, No. 133 Ground Duty Course and No. 117 Navigation Course.
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Indian Air Force Academy Passing Out Parade 14 Dec 2013
Sword of Honour for standing first in overall order of merit in Pilot’s Course was awarded to Flying Officer Praveen Kumar
Flying Officer Firdous Ahmed Dar and Flying Officer Vipin Kumar were awarded the President’s Plaque for standing first in overall order of merit in Ground Duties Branches and Navigation Branch, respectively.
Manoeuvres by the newly inducted Pilatus PC 7 Mk II and ‘Sarang’ Aerobatics Team
Traditional fly past by Kiran, Hawk aircraft and Chetak helicopters.
Akash Ganga Para Jump Team and Air Warrior Drill Team.
Air Chief Marshal N A K Browne Said
“From this day onwards you will become the custodians of a rich legacy of valour, sacrifice and dedication. We are indebted to our predecessors who endured immense hardships and built this great service on a rock solid foundation. It is now your sacred duty to carry forward this noble mandate and preserve the glorious traditions and strong value system that have become a hallmark of the IAF,” he said.
Air Chief Marshal Browne said the AFA would witness an increased intake of trainees from the present 480 to 750 trainees in the coming years.
“You will command immediate compliance and eternal respect from the people under your charge when they see in you – a professionally sound and morally upright leader who has the ability to build and lead the team; even in the face of daunting odds and danger.
“As you prepare to join your squadrons and units, the key guiding principles that you should imbibe from IAF’s mission statement of ‘People First – Mission Always’ is that while excellence in mission accomplishment is an absolute requirement; it is our people who will prove to be the key enablers for the success of your mission.
“Therefore, I urge each one of you to devote your time and energy in nurturing and grooming the people under your watch while keeping their training and well-being as the foremost concern. The ‘force multiplier’ effect of a well trained and well equipped team will greatly enhance the effectiveness of any operational plan and will bring with it exponential benefits; even in adverse situations,” he said.
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