Haryana: All-women crew operate parallel taxi track in Dornier

Sirsa (Haryana): In a first for the Indian Air Force, two women pilots operated a parallel taxi track with an all-women crew in a Dornier aircraft at Sirsa in Haryana.

Squadron Leader Kamaljeet Kaur was captain and Squadron Leader Rakhi Bhandari was the co-pilot of the parallel taxi takeoff and landing at the Sirsa airbase, according to IAF spokesperson.

The squadron is based at Palam Technical Area.

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The width of parallel taxi track is considerably lesser and has no landing gear. Landing on it is required for times of conflict or war when runways are not available.


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