IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria flies sortie in indigenously developed HTT-40 trainer aircraft3Photo© dnaindia.com

IAF Chief Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria flies sortie in indigenously developed HTT-40 trainer aircraft

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Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria on Thursday flew in indigenous basic trainer aircraft HTT-40 in Bengaluru. The Air chief undertook a sortie in a prototype of HTT-40 trainer aircraft which is still under development by the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL).

Tweeting a set of pictures, HAL said, "ACM RKS Bhadauria, CAS flew HTT40, tested its flying capabilities for one hour. First serving Air Chief to fly in the prototype as Chief of Air Force."

The Air Chief assessed the aircraft's flying characteristics including stall and spin during the sortie, the HAL said in a statement.