Nashik: Thirty-seven Army officers earned the 'Army aviation wings' in a passing out parade ceremony on Saturday at the Combat Army Aviation Training School (CATS) Gandhinagar Airfield here.
The Army Aviation wings to officers, after their 18-week training, was given by Chief of Army staff Training Command and Colonel of Punjab Regiment, Lt General BS Sachar, who presided over ceremony as the chief guest, a CATS release said.
The prestigious 'Silver Cheetah' trophy was awarded to captain Pankaj Bhatia. Sachar also presented trophies to cadets for their best performance in the 18-week course.
The ceremony was marked by integrated training exercise 'Sky Soldiers' by the mainstay aircrafts of army aviation on Cheetah, Chetak and Dhruv helicopters, while para dropping and other activities were also demonstrated on the occasion, it said.
CATS at Gandhinagar airfield is the premier training institution of the army aviation corps and is only institute that provides combat oriented training to helicopter pilots, who have undergone basic flying course.