Wednesday, July 31, 2019

HRD min inaugurates IAF pavilion with flight simulator

Aiming to inspire children to take up a career in the Indian Air Force, a special pavilion, which also has a flight simulator, was inaugurated here on Wednesday by Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal.
Later, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa launched a new 3D mobile-based video game 'Indian Air Force: A Cut Above' based on the missions of the force.
Pokhriyal, accompanied by the IAF chief, was given a tour of the pavilion. He also tried the flight simulator.
"The pavilion, the second in Delhi, after the one at T3 terminal of the airport, is a unique, technologically advanced set-up broad comprising of a flight simulator, a self-interactive career information kiosk, panel on history of IAF, and various exhibits, including models of fighter jets, like Mirage-2000, Rafale, Sukhoi, Jaguar," a senior official said. Addressing a huge gathering of students drawn from different schools at the Bhawan's amphitheatre, Pokhriyal asked how many of them wanted to become IAF pilots. "This place is a children's heaven and the IAF has today given children a special gift. Enthusiastic children who will enter this pavilion will be inspired to join the IAF when they grow up. This special pavilion will help shape their dreams, and churn out pilots for India," he said to a huge round of applause. The Union minister also said he will request Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat to set up an Army-themed pavilion.
31/07/19 PTI/Deccan Herald

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