Tendulkar, Dhoni to 'fly' in Sukhois soon

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  1. Virendra

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    Tendulkar, Dhoni to 'fly' in Sukhois soon - The Times of India

    .... Defence minister A K Antony has now cleared the IAF proposal to make the two cricketing icons "touch the sky with glory", in keeping with the air warriors' motto, in the country's most potent "air dominance" fighter, the Sukhoi-30MKI ....

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    Never envied them for anything, but surely for flying the MKI. It will be one great experience for them.
     
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    IAF should consider tourism on its twin-seater Sukhoi aircraft, and price it at something like Rs. 250,000 per flight.

    Ideally they should pick a special aircraft, and strip out all the instruments from the WSO's seat. In Yelahanka and Pune alone, IAF will see at least 5 tourist flights per week.

    Tourists won't need much G-force training. They flew President Patil at subsonic speeds, and she could handle it pretty well.
     
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    People will be queuing up @250,000. I think if they really think about it, it would be a lot higher. Not a bad idea at all I think this. It would generate quite a lot of money which could be utilized for maintenance of base or something.
     
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    another safari ride for 2 loonies at the expense of taxpayers.
     
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    Those two pay crores in tax too. Part of their own money.
     
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    We have more people paying more taxes than them.
     
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    as individuals, they pay quite a lot as tax..i remember a few years back he was the highest tax payer in the country as an individual, not company or corporate.
     
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    Life is Pursuit of Happiness

    Cricketers give JOY to Millions of people when they play and win games especially crucial games like World Cup Finals etc

    This JOY is priceless

    The taxes that they pay is another matter

    SO GOI can and should give back some happiness to our dear cricketers
     
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    so let's make a list of people who pay crores in tax and let them have joy ride

    let's clarify they make lots of money from that game its not love or whatever
     
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    Let them do something that brings pride to the country and then they can have the joy ride.

    You need love for the game to play for 21 years away from the family. Look at those Poms, half of them feel home sick as soon as they board the plane for a tour.

    And at the end of the day, all of us work to earn money.
     
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    Go to Russia they give joy ride for top $$$......................... if you want to ride in IAF plane why not try with Mig 21, that will show what our pilots goes through every day.
     
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    All of us work for money correct I would rather the IAF gave a civilian who did something for the society a joy ride
     

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