IAF pilot refuses to ferry Rahul citing bad weather

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  1. parijataka

    parijataka Senior Member Senior Member

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    An IAF pilot in Assam refused to ferry Rahul Gandhi citing bad weather despite AK Antony intervening. Good for him considering recent incidents in which accidents took place such as YSR who overrode his pilot's objections to flying and paid with his life.

    My question is why is Rahul Gandhi hopping around on IAF chopper. Isn't it only Cabinet Ministers and the PM or President who is privileged to do this ? Even during UP elections Rahul Gandhi was going around in IAF craft if I am not mistaken. Is Congress party or anyone paying for his jaunts or is it at tax payers expense Rahul Gandhi shows his concern for the riot hit.

    IAF pilot refuses to ferry Rahul

     
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    re: IAF pilot refuses to ferry Rahul citing bad weather

    Rahul Gandhi should hire a private chopper. IAF coppers are not meant for ordinary citizens, except in case of emergency.
     
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    re: IAF pilot refuses to ferry Rahul citing bad weather

    So Rahul Baba refuses to Travel by train.
     
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    re: IAF pilot refuses to ferry Rahul citing bad weather

    This free loader got what he deserved. Hats off to our IAF and the pilot as well.
     
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    re: IAF pilot refuses to ferry Rahul citing bad weather

    gai beta naukri gai unki.....
     
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    re: IAF pilot refuses to ferry Rahul citing bad weather

    Civilians cannot fly in military helicopters, except on mercy missions duly cleared by the GoI, as far as I know. Even then there has to be a book debit.

    If a civilian is to fly and even if cleared by MOD, it has to be paid for.
     
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    re: IAF pilot refuses to ferry Rahul citing bad weather

    Who cares about rules and regulations when Momma running the country. :)
     
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    pseuod papers are reporting it as rahul baba travel by road since he could not get helicopter and there is no mention of bad weather in indian expess reports
     
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    IAF stands by pilot's decision not to fly Rahul Gandhi

     

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