NCC Cadet Dalbir Singh and third year student of Aerospace Engineering of Chandigarh University Gharuan have won Gold medal in Aeromodelling RC Flying Competition organized during All India Vayu Sainik Camp (AIVSC-2019) at Airforce Station Jodhpur. AIVSC is the most prestigious National Level Camp organized by Air Wing of NCC (National Cadet Corps) to encourage and motivate the young NCC cadets all over India to choose Indian Air Force as a career. More than 600 Air Wing Cadets of 17 Directorate across the country took part in the 10 day AIVSC-2019.
Dalbir Singh who aspires to be an Indian Air Force officer after completing his engineering degree and hails from district Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab was part of team of Directorate, Punjab and represented 3 PB Air Squadron NCC Patiala took part in the RC Flying Aeromodelling competition. In the first round, Dalbir Singh assembled his 46 Nitro Engine Aircraft “SWAN” in 21 hours and qualified for the second round. The second round comprised of Take Off, Flying of Aircraft on specific route, performing maneuvers and landing as some of the parameters for the competition, while the final round comprised of Viva of Technical Specifications. Team led by Cadet Dalbir beat teams of 16 Directorate to win Gold Medal and overall trophy of RC Flying Competition.
While giving details about the competition, Dalbir Singh said, “The AIVSC is the apex aviation training centre in NCC and is designed to expose the cadets to a strenuous military way of life, in addition to rousing their competitive spirits by pitting them against their peers in a number of aviation-related disciplines such as Microlight Flying, Aero Modelling, Skeet Shooting, .22 Rifle Firing, Drill and written tests in various subjects”. Apart from these competitions, the cadets also got an opportunity to fly in an Indian Air Force Mi-17 helicopter, he added.