Friday, February 15, 2019

In a first, women crew undertake Parallel Taxi Track in Dornier

New Delhi: In a first for the Indian Air Force (IAF), the 'OTTERS' squadron of Western Air Command has undertaken Parallel Taxi Track (PTT) Operations with a full women crew in the Dornier 228 aircraft.
Pilot Sqn Ldr Kamaljeet Kaur and her co-pilot Sqn Ldr Rakhi Bhandari carried out the successful parallel taxi track landing and take-off operations at Sirsa.
This achievement highlights the theme of Aero India 2019, which is earmarked on February 23, as the day to highlight the Achievements of Women in Aviation Sector, an IAF Spokesperson said.
Parallel Taxi Track Operations are carried out to enable unhindered operations, even when the runway is not available, due to enemy action or any other reason.
PTT Operations is a challenging task as the crew is required to land and take off from the taxi track, which is considerably smaller in width than the runway, with proximity to obstructions, as compared to the main runway, the Spokesperson added.
There is no of error during the most critical phases of flight, landing and take-off, he said.
14/02/19 UNI
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