Sunday, February 07, 2021

‘State government’s apathy grounded Ngp Flying Club’

Established on March 10, 1947, the Nagpur Flying Club (NFC) has churned out several pilots, some served the Indian Air Force, while the others flew commercial planes in India as well as abroad. Due to government apathy, the British-era club is now lying defunct.

Shriniwas Deshpande, who practices in the Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court, is fighting for the club’s revival with the help of the other alumni and that too without charging a penny. 

In a freewheeling interview, Deshpande, himself an alumnus, tells TOI that revival of the NFC will help many aspirants from the region to realize their dreams of flying

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