Nagpur: In a cheering news, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has provided new wings to the Nagpur Flying Club (NFC) by giving extension of approval of Flying Training Operation (FTO)to the Club. The NFC received the permission letter from the Deputy Director of Flying Training of DGCA. The letter granted approval to NFC for flying training up to 90 days.
The NFC had completed all the required facilities, technical formalities and had deployed mandatory manpower for Flying Training Operation. The permission was awaited since November 2015 due to which the flying activity had come to standstill. The DGCA team inspected the NFC and gave a green signal to resume flying activity. Further extension is subject to compliance with DGCA norms. At present there are 27 students admitted in the club. Out of those 17 students are taking training while 10 new students are selected.
The efforts of Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar who is also the Chairman of Nagpur Flying Club (NFC) bore fruits as the Club has stopped operations in January for want of clearance. Sharing this happy news, Anoop Kumar who was visibly satisfied with this promising development, stated that now NFC would strive to obtain licence for five years and submit compliance to DGCA.
The Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar in his capacity as Chairman of the Flying Club had formed a new body. Deputy Commissioner Appasaheb Dhulaj was appointed as Managing Director who was replaced by Jitendra Papalkar now. Shriram Mundhada is working as Joint MD. Shailesh Kulkarni is working as Advisor (Finance). The other appointments include Capt Shiv Jaiswal — Chief Flying Instructor.