CHENNAI: The Flying Instructors School (FIS) based at the Air Force Station at Tambaram on Monday saw the Valedictory Function for its 138th Qualified Flying Instructors Course (QFIC).
The Chief Guest for the function Air Marshal Ramesh Raj who was felicitated by Air Commodore Rippon Gupta gave away seven trophies to the course officers. Speaking to them, he highlighted the instrumental role played by FIS in rearing pilots who meet the desired standards of the Indian Air Force (IAF). He said that the new batch of Qualified Flying Instructors (QFIs) would have to hereafter carry the responsibility of guiding newly inducted trainee pilots in consonance with the IAF’s long term vision.
The current QFIC which was a grueling 25-week training regiment spanning over 200 hours of ground training and various levels of flight training, commenced on December, 2014. The FIS was established over six decades ago as a unit of IAF and sees a regular stream of professional pilots from foreign countries graduating from the school.