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7 Comments on "Stunning Cockpit GoPro Video Of Tejas Over Bahrain"
The best part was the first few secs when the pilot plays tabala before closing the canopy…
The pilots are from the NFTC, which happened to be Navy Pilots ie they are qualified Test Pilots! Also another reason, since the flight plan is over a large water body, and in the worst case scenario – if the aircraft has to ditch in the water, A Navy Pilot is better train to survive to do so.
Which helmet is the pilot wearing? Is it Dash 3?
To Anonymous @ 11:27PM:
The principal pilots were Cmde. Maolankar (IN) and Gp. Capt. Rangachari (IAF), with a backup Navy pilot. I believe the principal pilots flew a demo day each. In any case these are test pilots assigned by the NFTC and not by their respective services.
True…just shows the confidence in the aircraft and the training!!!