Chennai, June 3 : A total of 57 officers, including two from Myanmar Air Force would pass out after a gruelling 25 week training of 146 Qualified Flying Instructors Course (QFIC) course on June seven.The 57 officers included 46 from the Indian Air Force, two from Indian Army, six From Indian Navy, one from Indian Coast Guard and two foreign officers from Myanmar Air Force.
The QFIC was a gruelling 25 week course which began on December 24, 2018. It comprised of academics and flying training with tests and exams at regular intervals.''The focus during ground training is interfacing theoretical knowledge with
practical aspects of aircraft systems and piloting'', a defence release here on Monday said.
The use of multimedia and IT resources as teaching aid was given high priority.
The valedictory function would be presided by Air Marshal Rajesh Kumar, Air
Officer Commanding-in-Chief Headquarters Central Air Command.It would also mark the culmination of efforts towards development of human
resources in the field of flying training.
Graduates of the course were awarded the coveted symbol of ‘Qualified Flying
Instructor’, which they would proudly wear on their uniform thereafter, signifying
their elevated status and recognition as instructors.The pilots who achieve distinction in flying and ground subjects were given various trophies and awards.The role of Flying Instructors School (FIS) was to train operational pilots, of the three Defence Services, Paramilitary Forces and friendly foreign countries. UNI