Dream Come True

Raj Dutta By Raj Dutta, 6th Aug 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2kw3jz6w/
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A kid with dreams of flying a Big bird accomplishes his Aim.His father who had been a technician on the Aircraft encouraged his efforts.

Dream Come True

My Dad was a Sergeant technician of connies in 6 sqn Poona where i started my initial primary schooling...we stayed in 10-20 area and then Viman Nagar...Our school bus used to take us across the runway, which used to close for Canberra & vampires taking off in the morning...we really used to enjoy from our bus windows the fighters taking off....in the evenings we used to venture into the abandoned liberator aircrafts and sit in the cockpit and act out pilot/copilot, do dummy flying, ...childhood was fun.....the 6 sqn 'Pagalgimkhana' anniv used to be real fun and we were allowed to go into the connie earmarked for the visit from the rear , walk up the aisle and exit the front door...the cockpit cordoned off by ropes...when i and my younger brother walked up and reached the cockpit, I asked the sergeant, for a feel of sitting in the pilot’s seat ...he politely refused...this was in 1966, me 8 yrs then...irony of fate ,...15 yrs later 1981, I was transferred from 550 sqn to 312 connies as an AgSLt ...My Dad must have been in seventh heaven on hearing that I was to fly the same aircraft that he served in....

Today he is a blessed Soul in the Heavens above, showering his blessings on all of us.....Love You Dad !..

Tributes to all senior Well-wishers, who have been our Friends, Philosophers and Guides on the path of our careers, and made significant contribution in moulding our Lives.


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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
7th Aug 2014 (#)

Good that you were able to achieve your childhood passion - siva

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author avatar Raj Dutta
7th Aug 2014 (#)

Thankyou so much Siva...We should allow our children to choose a profession of their liking..Regards

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