gaya: Gaya Ota Gets New Concrete Airstrip | Patna News

GAYA: Commandant of Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) Lieutenant General P S Minhas inaugurated the newly-constructed concrete airstrip at the Army Adventure Nodal Centre on Thursday. The work for construction of the airstrip was undertaken in March this year.
According to the press release issued by OTA, “The Army adventure nodal centre (microlight) is a premier adventure flying training establishment of the Indian Army, located at OTA, Gaya. The node recently celebrated the silver jubilee of its existence, during which it has trained approximately 2,500 personnel. It is one of the two nodes, apart from the other one at Mhow in Indore, which imparts training in flying microlight aircrafts.”
Earlier, the microlight aircrafts used to take-off and land at an improvised landing ground, which involved fair amount of risk for the aircrafts and the pilot. Due to the airstrip in use being improvised, it also hampered training of pilots during monsoon and bad weather condition. The newly-constructed airstrip would facilitate all weather take-off and landing and provide added safety for the pilots and the aircrafts throughout the year.
The Lt. Gen complimented Colonel Laxmi Kant Yadav and all ranks of the team ‘Flying Rabbits’ of the Army Adventure Nodal Centre (Microlight) for completing the airstrip project as per specifications of the flight safety norms in record time.

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