Nashik: Lt Gen K Surendra Nath of Combat Army Training Aviation School (CATS) on Friday said Army aviation is the lifeline of Army in difficult working conditions of border and North-East areas, but their training was outstanding and helped them combat all odds.
Congratulating the batch of 30 Army aviators of serial 17, who passed out from the school today, Lt Gen Nath, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, GOC-in-C ARTRAC, told young aviators that their flying skills would always be tested in their career and they should discharge their duty with precision and sincerity.
He presented all the 30 officers with Army aviation wings.
On the occasion, Army officers and pilots demonstrated their techniques of facing enemies in battle fields, carrying of gun and dropping of soldiers.
During the 17-week course at CATS, the officers are put through rigorous training and are tested progressively in flying and aviation subjects. At the end of training, the officers who stand out to are awarded trophies to acknowledge their achievements.
The `Cheetah`, `Chetak` and `Dhruv` helicopters took part in an air show carried out by the aviators of army aviation base at Nashik.
CATS, located at Gandhinagar about 3 kms from Nashik, is the only institute that trains helicopter pilots for Army.