IAF gives 'wings' to 14-year-old cancer patient

IAF gives 'wings' to 14-year-old cancer patient

For 14-year-old Chandan, a terminally-ill bone cancer patient, it was a dream come true. On the occasion of his birthday, Chandan got the gift he wanted -- being an Indian Air Force fighter pilot for a day.

Chandan has always wanted to become a fighter pilot and an NGO along with IAF made it possible for him to get a taste of being inside a fighter jet.

The boy "earned" his wings yesterday at Air Force Station Ambala after having gone through a "special training" at the flight simulator followed by a 'familiarisation with the aircraft cockpit'.

At the end of the day, he was awarded a flight certificate and also visited the IAF's war memorial and museum where he placed a wreath wearing an IAF uniform. Chandan, along with his father, today met IAF chief Air Marshal Arup Raha.

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