The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria confers the ‘President’s Commission’ to the graduating Flight Cadets at Combined Graduation Parade held at Air Force Academy. 127 Flight Cadets of Flying & Ground duty branches including 21 women officers joined the IAF. Impressive and spell-bounding Aerobatic display by the Sarang, the Helicopter display team, Surya Kiran Aerobatic team and Akash Ganga Team at the Combined Graduation Parade held at Air Force Academy, Dundigal.
The Combined Graduation Parade, marking the successful completion of pre-commissioning training of Flight Cadets of various branches of Indian Air Force, with full military splendour will be held at Air Force Academy (AFA), Dundigal, on Saturday i.e. on December 21. The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria will be the chief guest and reviewing officer of the passing out parade. During the function, he will confer the ‘President’s Commission’ to 136 graduating trainees of various branches. The ceremony also includes the presentation of ‘wings’ and ‘brevets’ to the Flight Cadets who would be successfully completing Flying and Navigation training. The chief guest will also be awarding ‘wings’ to officers of Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard on successful completion of their flying training at the Air Force Academy.
The Flight Cadet from Flying Branch standing first in the Order of Merit will be awarded the prestigious ‘Nawanagar Sword of Honour ’ studded with five centuries old diamonds and other precious gems, for excelling in overall training.
The awardee will command the parade besides receiving the President’s Plaque for being the best trainee. The reviewing officer will also present the President’s Plaque to those who stand first in the order of overall merit in the Navigation and Ground Duty Branches.
The event will also have a display by ‘Akash Ganga’ Sky Diving team and synchronised drill movements by the Air Warrior Drill Team. Aerobatic display by Pilatus PC -7 trainer, fly pasts by formations of PC-7, Kiran and Hawk aircraft a daring display by Sarang helicopter team and display of formation aerobatics by the famous Surya Kiran team will liven up the event.