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In A First For IAF, Pilot Tarun Chaudhri Performs 'Wing Suit Skydive' From 8,500 Feet

The jump was performed on the occasion of the Kargil Diwas celebrations at Air Force Station Jodhpur on 21-22 July 2019.

In A First For IAF, Pilot Tarun Chaudhri Performs 'Wing Suit Skydive' From 8,500 Feet
In a first, IAF pilot does wing suit jump | Twitter/screengrab
In A First For IAF, Pilot Tarun Chaudhri Performs 'Wing Suit Skydive' From 8,500 Feet
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2019-07-30T14:05:35+05:30

Wing commander Tarun Chaudhri became the first pilot of Indian Air Force (IAF ) who did a wingsuit jump. The jump was performed by Chaudhri from a Mi-17 helicopter at an altitude of 8500 feet.

"Wg Cdr Tarun Chaudhri SC achieved a milestone by accomplishing WINGSUIT SKYDIVE JUMP on 21 July 19. This is the First IAF Wing Suit Skydive Jump by a pilot who has flown and captained the same type of helicopter," tweeted Indian Air Force.

"The feat is the deepest imprint of ethos and professionalism of IAF, be it adventures or operations. Congratulations & Touch the Sky with Glory!!!," the organisation said in another tweet.

This is the first flying wingsuit jump demonstration at an organised gathering.

The jump was performed on the occasion of the Kargil Diwas celebrations at Air Force Station Jodhpur on 21-22 July 2019.

(ANI)

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