IAF paramotor expedition team arrives in Thanjavur

first_imgKumbakonam (TN), Feb 20 (PTI) The paramotor expedition team of Indian Air Force arrived at Thanjavur as part of their “expedition Pradakshina”.The team, which aims to cover a distance of 10,000 km and create a new world record, was flagged off from Gurgaon on January 28.The team, which arrived at Thanjavur Air Force Station yesterday, was received by group Captain R V Shinde, Station Commander of Air Force Station, Thanjavur, an IAF press release said here today.The team will cover most of the boundary of the nation.Upon successful completion, the team will not only set a national record but also script a new world record by surpassing the current record of 9,132km for such an expedition.The team consists of 14 air warriors, including paramotor pilots, ground vehicles and support staff, and is being led by Wing Commander MPS Solanki from the Directorate of Adventure, Indian Air Force.Paramotor flying includes open cockpit flying where the pilot is not protected and is exposed to the elements.During the expedition, the team will cover a distance of 10,000 km in difficult weather conditions.It will cross terrain ranging from mountains and forests to coastlines and the desert and will attempt to achieve standards that not only remain unbeaten for years to come but also place India on top of the world in the field of aero-sports, the release said. PTI CORR RC RGlast_img