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NCC’s 6 Karna Air Sqn back to the skies


Team Udayavani, Jan 24, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

Mangaluru: After a gap of almost 15 years, the National Cadet Corps (NCC) 6 Karnataka Air Squadron will resume its flying activities in the city using the Pipstrel Virus-D aircraft.

The initaive to restart the flights can be attributed to the Group Commander, Mangalore Group HQ of NCC, Colonel A K Sharma and Commander of the Squadron, Group Captain A G Srinivasan.

Senior and juniour air cadets have to pass the flying test as part of their practicals to earn their A Certificate. Earlier these cadets had to go to Bengaluru or Belagavi for the flight training and test.

The sorties with the cadets last for about 5 to 7 minutes. Sometimes they might have to hover longer in the air due to commercial aircraft movemnets.

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