Thursday, November 02, 2017

Grounded by red tape, Morena pilot’s dad fights for wings

Bhopal: What stands between a daily wager's son and his dream of flying Boeings? A government official.
Amritlal Jatav, a labourer from Morena district, is camping in Bhopal for the last two weeks, desperate to convince top bureaucrats that there is a provision of scholarship for Airbus A320 or Boeing B737 Type Rating Course, which his pilot son is eager to join.
Jatav was forced to approach higher-ups after his application for the scholarship was turned down by an official in Morena district, who claimed there is no so scheme that provides financial assistance for flying Airbus or Boeing.
Jatav has come with a set of documents to prove that his son is eligible for a scholarship of Rs 22 lakh for this flying course. "Just because I refused to compromise with an official's demand, my application for scholarship was rejected," he told TOI.
A class 10 dropout, Jatav has given wings to his sons. One of them is already a licensed pilot and two others are entering flight school. What's more, the brothers are churning out homemade drones like an assembly line.
02/11/17 Times of India