Bengaluru: LCA Tejas was on Friday piloted by the able hands of Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa at the 11th edition of Aero India in Yelahanka in Bengaluru.
Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC took to the skies in the indigenously designed and developed aircraft LCA Mk I (Tejas) at 1645 hrs on Friday.
The Air Chief Marshal flew with the Principal Director Test Flight of the National Flight Test Centre Air Vice Marshal AP Singh. During the sortie the Chief of Air Staff was demonstrated the operational capability of the aircraft which included agility, maneuverability and advanced interface of avionics.
The profile included general handling, air to air and ground attack patterns. The Air Chief Marshal was impressed by its capability expressing his faith in the programme. The Tejas aircraft has achieved Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) and has been inducted into the Indian Air Force.