Wednesday, May 28, 2008

First journalists to fly the P-8A Poseidon!

That's me (right) and Ajit Dubey (FORCE magazine) -- the first journalists ever to fly the P-8A Poseidon full-ops simulator. This is the trailer simulator which the Indian Navy team used to evaluate the inside of the P-8, and what teams from other countries are using as well, since the first P-8 hasn't yet rolled off its production line at Renton not far from where these pictures are taken. The last photo includes Rahul Singh, defence correspondent of Hindustan Times on the right along with me and Ajit. Sidenote: We very nearly took the damn thing down into downtown San Diego, but managed to right her at the screaming last minute. Man these airliners are a whole new ball-game.

7 comments:

gagan said...

hey good one shiv. suitably jealous now!

Anonymous said...

arre wah! lucky bugger!

Anonymous said...

these are the best pictures published in your blog. ;)

Anonymous said...

Title is misleading as flying the simulator is different from flying the real thing.

Anonymous said...

u need to reduce, podgy boy. dubey and singh look smart standing besides you, and no, thats not a good thing.

gagan said...

yo anons, find another blog to whip your flacid insecurities. lets try keeping this blog real shall we? about the weapons, the weapons!

Anonymous said...

hey aroor, post under your name boy! its flaccid, not flacid btw.
and ur large tummy is indeed flaccid,

:-p