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Naval Flight Safety Seminar 2012 held at Visakhapatnam
Naval Flight Safety Seminar 2012 held at Eastern Naval Command, Visakhapatnam
|Cdr RD Singh receives Flight Safety Trophy||Trishul Flight Cdr receives Best Flight Trophy|
The Naval Flight Safety Seminar 2012 was held on 07 Sep 12 at Maritime Warfare Center (Visakhapatnam). The Annual event, held at the three Naval Commands on a rotational basis, was conducted by INS Dega under the aegis of Headquarters, Eastern Naval Command. The Seminar was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command.
Several papers on topics having a direct bearing on flight safety were presented by officers from the Navy and by representatives from the sister Services. The Event also provided a platform for discussing a number of strategies, concepts and procedures to enhance flight safety. A comprehensive analysis of aviation accidents / incidents of the preceding year was also undertaken in the course of the Seminar.
The Seminar was also an opportunity for awarding the Aviation Rolling Trophies. INAS 336 was adjudged the Best Naval Air Squadron and INAS 318 was the Runner-up. Chief Guest Vice Admiral Lanba gave away the Trophies to the Commanding Officers of INAS 336, Commander Rewant Kumar and of INAS 318, Commander Rajiv Sharma. The Chief of Naval Staff Trophies for Flight Safety were won by INAS 318 for the Best Frontline Squadron, INAS 336 for the Best Training Squadron and Trishul Flight for the Best Flight. The Seminar was attended by a number of senior officers including Rear Admiral DM Sudan, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Air) and Rear Admiral BS Parhar, Flag Officer Naval Aviation.
The Seminar was preceded by a Naval Flight Safety Meeting that was held on 06 Sep 12. The Meeting chaired by Rear Admiral Parhar was attended by Commanding Officers and Flight Safety Officers of all the Air Stations of the Navy. A number of issues ranging from the analysis of aviation incidents / accidents, precautions to prevent recurrence and other relevant matters were discussed during the meeting.