Trainer

  • IAF to extend technical life of Kiran trainer planes August 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Due to "inordinate delay" in Intermediate Jet Trainer programme of the HAL, the IAF has initiated action to look for alternatives and extending the technical life of the Kiran trainer aircraft, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. "In order to meet the emergent situation due to inordinate delay in...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices August 24, 2013

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • Delhi: Taekwondo trainer's home open for all those left on streets August 20, 2013

    New Delhi: An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. The shelter located in Delhi's Vasant Kunj area provides love and care to the mentally challenged, elderly, differentlyabled,...
  • IAF questions HAL's plan to develop a new basic trainer August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is up in arms over the Hindustan Aeronautics plan to develop a basic trainer. This is not the first time when the IAF and Hindustan Aeronautics are locking horns. Earlier they had tiff over quality issues leading to MiG21 crashes. However, this time it is...
  • IAF against HAL proposal to develop a new basic trainer July 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is up in arms over the Hindustan Aeronautics plan to develop a basic trainer. Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne has written to the Defence Minister AK Antony on the issue. He has warned that the IAF has the basic trainer in Swiss Pilatus, 75...
  • IAF inducts Swiss basic trainer aircraft Pilatus PC7 MK II May 31, 2013

    Hyderabad: The IAF training academy at Dundigal on Friday witnessed the induction of basic trainer aircraft Pilatus, PC7 MkII, in the Air Force. Union Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh unveiled the Swiss made aircraft at a ceremony in Hyderabad. Led by Group Captain RS Nandedkar, three PC7 MK II...
  • Saina Nehwal flies IAF jet trainer Kiran MK II September 28, 2012

    Hyderabad: Ace badminton player and London Olympics bronze medallist flew a Kiran MK II jet trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Friday at the IAF's training academy at Dundigal in Andhra Pradesh. Kiran MK II aircraft is being used by the Air Force to train its rookie pilots before...
  • 'IAF to procure 75 trainer aircraft from Pilatus' August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) has signed a contract with Swiss firm Pilatus for procurement of 75 Basic Trainer Aircraft (BTA) to train its rookie pilots and the delivery of these planes is scheduled between February 2013 to August 2012, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday. "A contract for...
  • IAF signs Rs 2,800 cr deal to buy Pilatus planes May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force's long pending requirement of basic trainer aircraft can now be met with the acquisition of 75 Pilatus planes starting late in 2012 under a Rs 2,800 crore deal signed on Thursday with the Swiss company. The aircraft will help the IAF to replace its fleet...
  • Two Pak Air Force planes crash, 4 pilots killed May 17, 2012

    Islamabad: Two trainer aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force collided mid-air and crashed into a thickly populated area in the country's northwest on Thursday, killing four pilots and injuring at least five persons on the ground, officials and witnesses said. Residents of Rashkai area in Nowshera district said the aircraft collided before...
  • IAF finally gets basic trainer: Is it too little too late? May 10, 2012

    Cabinet cleared a Rs 2900-crore deal to give IAF a basic trainer that could save men and machines in the force. ...
  • Cabinet clears bill to protect women at workplaces May 10, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Thursday cleared the Women Protection Bill. The new bill is aimed to protect women against sexual harassment at workplace. The new law will cover all women staff including domestic help. According to the Women Protection Bill, workplaces will have a panel for redressal of complaints. In a...
  • Indian Air Force short of 363 pilots: Report April 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is short of 363 pilots, a shortage that has lingered on for nearly five years owing to a lack of basic trainers. As per data, the sanctioned strength of aviators in IAF as on January 1, 2012, was 3,783. However, the force has only 3,420...
  • IAF Jet Trainer crashes, pilots safe April 28, 2011

    Bangalore/Chennai: An Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) prototype aircraft crashed during routine flight test in Tamil Nadu's Krishnagiri district on Thursday, but both test pilots ejected to safety, police said. The IJT S-3466, which was earlier reported as an Advanced Jet Trainer, was on routine flight testing when the mishap occurred in...
  • IAF's aerobatic team set to perform at Aero India February 11, 2011

    Bangalore: The Indian Air Force's aerobatic team - Surya Kiran - will perform at the Bangalore air show on Friday. The pilots of the Surya Kiran team feel it is a privilege to fly the machines and say it's a different high when they paint the Indian skies in tri color....
  • Potty train a pig to prevent pollution January 25, 2011

    Taipei: Taiwan has been experimenting with a simple solution to the perennial problems of pollution, smell and excessive water use on pig farms: train the pigs to use a toilet. After some encouraging results the government now wants all the island's pig farms to adopt the practice as it looks to...
  • Resolutions fail because they are unrealistic December 28, 2010

    New York: Whether galvanized by that shiny new treadmill under the tree, the trial gym membership in your Christmas stocking, or those five pounds you've packed on over the holidays, you're determined to get fit in 2011. Good luck. Experts know that as surely as Janus, the Roman god who symbolizes New...
  • @ 2010: The hottest fitness trends of the year December 3, 2010

    New Delhi: The year 2010 marked a watershed in changing the way people looked at healthy living and staying fit. For an industry limping back on its feet from the downturn, retaining member loyalty depended on dove-tailing fitness based on the specific needs. While some struggled to shed that extra pound,...
  • IAF trainer plane crashes in AP, two pilots killed July 31, 2009

    New Delhi: An Indian Air Force (IAF) plane crashed in Medak, Andhra Pradesh on Friday morning. The plane was a HPT-32 trainer aircraft and had two IAF pilots on board. Nitin Jain and Chaturvedi (full name not yet known) were the training instructors at the Air Force Academy. The two...
  • Meet the first Indian trainer to be part of the Olympics August 10, 2008

    New Delhi: There will be a first at the Beijing Olympics for India – L Balasubramanium, a sports fitness trainer, is heading to the Olympics and he is the first Indian trainer to be part of the Games. “I am completely over the moon. Words cannot explain my happiness after...
  • Three held at Nagpur Airport for carrying bullets June 6, 2008

    Nagpur: Three professional air hostess trainers have been detained at the Nagpur Airport, for allegedly carrying live cartridges in their baggage. The three were held after a Central Industrial Security Force lady constable discovered the cartridges in their bags. The girls, who are professional air hostess trainers from Chandigarh, were visiting Nagpur...
  • National Wipes: News from across the country May 1, 2008

    A newly-inducted Hawk jet trainer of the Indian Air Force crashed at Bidar in Karnataka on Tuesday. Both pilots survived the crash. The British-made trainer aircraft went down shortly after take-off from the Bidar training base. Ironically, the Hawk advanced jet trainers have been acquired as enablers to reduce the accident...
  • New jet trainer crashes in Karnataka, pilots safe April 30, 2008

    New Delhi: A newly-inducted Hawk jet trainer of the Indian Air Force crashed at Bidar in Karnataka on Tuesday. Both pilots survived the crash. The British-made trainer aircraft went down shortly after take-off from the Bidar training base. The pilots were experienced instructors. Ironically, the Hawk advanced jet trainers have been...
  • Want to be as fit as Madonna? Get your tips now March 25, 2008

    New York: Want to be as fit as Madonna? Here’s your ultimate chance to get a body like the star - and that too without shelling out big bucks. Celebrity personal trainer Tracy Anderson, who’s responsible for super-fit bodies of Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow has revealed her tips to a British...
  • Want JLo's butt, Madonna's thighs? June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: Have you ever dreamed of having a butt like Jennifer Lopez or thighs like Madonna’s? Here’s some good news because now you can get both them. New York-based celebrity trainers have finally revealed the drills they use to get their famous clients in top form. Whether you are a...
  • Pastor fights for a cause in Nashik September 22, 2006

    Nashik: In a fairly non-descript house in Nashik is a special fight club - Tiger gymnasium. As you walk down the stairs, the energy in the air hits you thump on the face. Interestingly, the trainer at the gymnasium is a pastor, Daniel Issac. He preaches peace, love and God's word,...