Saturday, February 02, 2013

IAF Receives First Lot Of Pilatus PC-7 Trainers

IAF Statement: The  Indian Air Force has received the first lot of the new basic trainer aircraft 'PC-7 Mk-II' produced by the Pilatus aircraft company of Switzerland, which arrived today at the Air Force Academy, Dundigal near Hyderabad.  The first lot of aircraft were flown in by the Swiss pilots and received at Air Force Academy by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Training Command, Air Marshal Rajinder Singh PVSM AVSM VM and Commandant AFA, Air Marshal RG Burli VM.  The aircraft 'PC-7 Mk-II' is a modern trainer aircraft, equipped with the latest navigation system and training aids, and is being used by many Air Forces around the world.  The IAF is to get 75 such aircrafts in the coming months.  With the induction of the 'PC-7 Mk-II' aircraft, the IAF will be able to meet the long standing need of having a basic trainer aircraft post grounding of HPT-32 in July 2009.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

why its spoting... swiss colors... ???...

Anonymous said...

now its time for rafale

Anonymous said...

Why does the "IAF" PC-7 have the SWISS flag on its tail??!!

sudarshan said...

Nice Pics ! And finally a good news for IAF Trainees.
But why the plane is not in IAF colours?

Avinash said...

Is this gonna be the official colour scheme of the PC-7 IAF service?

Anonymous said...

Shiv,
Any photographer who has taken this photo, can you please please please tell me what time of the day where these photos taken?

Please do let me know.
They are quite special.

Thanks in Advance.............

Anonymous said...

Why is the livery still Swiss? Were they transferred in fly-away condition?

Anonymous said...

We hope they don't crash it just like mig21

Anonymous said...

The aircraft will soon be de-registered from Switzerland’s civilian aircraft registration database and then re-registered and repainted by the IAF.

neeraj bais said...

why does it have swiss flag on its tail

Photuvala said...

Anon @ 11.59 I think it's pretty darned obvious what time the pictures were taken (+/- half an hour).

Anonymous said...

@5:44 PM Thank you for taking note and responding.
But sorry it's isn't helping.

Guess is always good, I'm looking for actually, Specially if there has been to real change apart from some play with the light, the pictures have a distinctive touch to them.

Indian air field I have rarely seen photos of this kind, even otherwise it looks carved out, I would start with knowing the exact time of the day here and then play forward.

Shiv the request stays, Please let know.

Anonymous said...

@11:59 AM...
most shots taken... west facing... its almost noon... taxing pic... probably SE facing...

Anonymous said...

For all who have asked regarding the Swiss Flag and registratin on the Pictures:
It is common practice to Ferry Fly New Aircraft under the Manufacturers Country Flag (Insurance issue), In this case the Swiss Flag and the Registration Number are stickers only and will be removed after final acceptance by the Indian Airforce.