IAF chief flies his last sortie on Sukhoi-30 with his son

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  1. Neil

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    In his last ride in a fighter aircraft, outgoing IAF chief NAK Brownetoday chose to fly with his son Squadron Leader Omar Browne in a Su-30MKI combat plane in Pune.

    “The Air Chief flew Su-30 with his son, Squadron Leader Omar Browne, also a Su-30 pilot posted to 20 Squadron there, in what would be recorded as the last sortie in the Air Chief’s log book,” an IAF release said here.

    During Browne’s tenure, his son got several opportunities to display his flying skills in different exercises including the Exercise Ironfist in Jaisalmer earlier this year.

    The IAF also gave away the Vayu Sena medal for gallantry to him for landing his aircraft safely.

    Air Chief Marshal Browne is on a two-day visit to Pune to review the 125th Passing Out Parade of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla.

    He had commanded the Pune air base in 2001 and the mighty Su-30s were inducted for the first time in the IAF under his command.

    Browne is retiring from the IAF on December 31 and will be replaced by Air Marshal Arup Raha.


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    Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne with his son Squadron Leader Omar Browne.


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    Omar brownie ?? Is he Muslim??
     
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    Its something like Pundit syed father granthi browne.
     
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    Brownie scores a brownie point. :salute:
     
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    :confused:did not get u
     
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    Omar Bradley was a US General.

    Omar, though is a Muslim name, is also used by Christians.

    It is also common in Spanish speaking countries.

    Could it be because of the influence of the Moors who once ruled Southern Spain?
     
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    It means utter confusion and hard to tell anything.
     
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    A perfect retirement for a Dad ... :)
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    they (father-son) did some exercise or just joy ride at our expense ?
     
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    Ha ha :D

    Let's not blame them for this joy ride, they are responsible guys and have taken oath to Protect India.

    It would cost us only 2 cents compared to the looting done by filthy politicians !
     
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    IAF giving out Vayu Sena medal for gallantry for not crashing the aircraft?

    What am I missing here?
     
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    it wasnt his error but mechanical failure...
     
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    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Thanks! That clears it!

    What was the jurno in OP thinking? Planting Easter eggs instead of elaborating!

     
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    Just appreciate & enjoy the picture This could be of interest!!
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