NCC cadets will fly IAF aircraft, helicopters

Inaugurated by Air Commodore Ravi Dhar, Deputy Director General of the NCC Directorate, Karnataka and Goa, the camp has 650 to 700 cadets, including 180 girls from across 15 directorates in the country participating in the annual 12-day event.

During the camp, the NCC cadets will learn and enjoy a plethora of aviation-related activities, that include gliding, micro-light aircraft flying, static aero-modelling, control line and skeet shooting.

Apart from these activities, the cadets will also get a chance to fly the air force transport aircraft and helicopters at Air Force Station, Yelahanka. The cadets will also pay a visit to Air Force Technical College (AFTC) and the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), during their stay. in the City.

Besides these, the cadets from 15 directorates will also have an opportunity to compete amongst themselves in the inter-directorate competitions at Jakkur, conducted as team as well individual events in sports such as flying, aero-modelling, firing, drill, skeet shooting and line-area competition.

Individual prizes will also be awarded to Best pilot-Boys, Best pilots-Girls, Best skeet shooter-Boys, Best Skeet shooter-Girls and Best Static - Model team at the end of the camp. The participants are selected from an estimated 13 lakh NCC cadets in various directorates. They will also get to visit Mysore and other parts of the State, during their stay at the 12-day camp.

State Minister for Education, Aravind Limbavali, who was invited by the Army to be the chief guest, did not turn up at the camp.

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