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For IAF, “OTTERS” squadron of Western Air Command has undertaken Parallel Taxi Track (PTT) Operations with full women crew in Dornier 228 aircraft. The pilots, Sqn Leader Kamaljeet Kaur & her co-pilot Sqn Leader Rakhi Bhandari carried out successful parallel taxi track landing & take-off operations at Sirsa.

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Image of PTT Operation Performed by All Women Crew

Image of PTT Operation Performed by All Women Crew

Details About Operation

  • Parallel Taxi Track Operations are carried out to enable unhindered operations even when runway is not available due to enemy action or any other reasons.

  • It highlights theme of Aero India 2019 which is earmarked on 23 February as day to highlight Achievements of Women in Aviation Sector.

  • PTT Operations is challenging task as crew is required to land & take off from taxi track, which is considerably smaller in width than runway, with proximity to obstructions as compared to main runway. There is no of error during most critical phases of flight, landing & take-off.

Indian Air Force

  • The Indian Air Force is air arm of Indian Armed Forces. Its complement of personnel & aircraft assets ranks fourth among stair forces of world. Its primary mission is to secure Indian airspace & to conduct aerial warfare during armed conflict.

  • Helicopter: Dhruv, Chetak, Cheetah, Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi-26, Mi-25/35, HAL Light Combat Helicopter, HAL Rudra

  • Headquarters: New Delhi

  • Founded: 8 October 1932, India

  • Role: Aerial warfare

  • Fighters: Sukhoi Su-30MKI, Dassault Mirage 2000, Mikoyan MiG-29, Mikoyan-Garioch MiG-21, HAL Tejas

- Published/Last Modified on: June 19, 2019

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