Saturday, June 06, 2020

45 officers get Aviation Wings at CATS

Nashik: As many as 45 officers completed the combat aviators course for becoming combat helicopter pilots at the Combat Army Aviation Training School (CATS) located at Naghi Nagar Airfield, Nashik Road, on Saturday. They were also awarded the tags of ‘Aviation Wings’.
CATS is the alma-mater of the Army Aviation Corps and is the premier flight training institution of the Indian Army, which functions under the aegis of the Army Training Command (ARTRAC), Shimla.

The combat aviators’ course is the second phase of flight training. During the course, the officers underwent rigorous flight training over a period of 17 weeks. The training was carried out with Covid-19 precautions, a release from CATS said.

Capt Omkar Lokhande won the ‘Silver Cheetah’ trophy for coming first in the overall order of merit. While Capt Suraj Fartyal won Capt SK Sharma trophy for best flying and Capt Omkar Lokhande won the ‘AOP-35’ trophy for standing first in-ground subjects.
06/06/20 Times of India

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