- Wing Commander Tarun Chaudhri jumped from a Mi-17 helicopter
- This is the first flying wingsuit jump demonstration by Indian Air Force
- The jump was attempted during Kargil Diwas celebrations on July 21
Wing Commander Tarun Chaudhri became the first Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot to do a wingsuit jump.
He attempted the jump during Kargil Diwas celebrations in Jodhpur on July 21.
The jump was accomplished by Mr Chaudhri from a Mi-17 helicopter from an altitude of 8500 feet.
"Wg Cdr Tarun Chaudhri SC achieved a milestone by accomplishing WINGSUIT SKYDIVE JUMP on 21 July 19. This is the First IAF Wing Suit Skydive Jump by a pilot who has flown and captained the same type of helicopter," tweeted Indian Air Force.
"The feat is the deepest imprint of ethos and professionalism of IAF, be it adventures or operations. Congratulations & Touch the Sky with Glory!!!," the organisation said in another tweet.
Chronicles of IAF Adventure: Wg Cdr Tarun Chaudhri SC achieved a milestone by accomplishing WINGSUIT SKYDIVE JUMP on 21 July 19. This is the First IAF Wing Suit Skydive Jump by a pilot who has flown and captained the same type of helicopter.— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) July 30, 2019
This is the first flying wingsuit jump demonstration at an organised gathering by Indian Air Force.
Kargil Diwas celebrations were held at Air Force Station in Jodhpur on July 21 and 22.
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