Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha proceeded on a tour of the twin Air Force Establishments at Avadi and Tambaram, near Chennai. He inspected Air Force Station Avadi on 21 Jan 15. Avadi is a major logistic base for the Air Force and also houses the Mechanical Transport Training Institute which is responsible for imparting training about vehicles and the Base Repair Depot. The Air Chief also visited the Ordnance Clothing Factory which meets the clothing requirements of the Indian Air Force. The Air Chief then inspected the Base Repair Depot and got briefed about the maintenance activities undertaken. The Air Chief later proceeded to Air Force Station Tambaram, a premier training base, where he took stock of the training activities being conducted there. On 22 Jan 15, the Air Chief visited the Flying Instructors’ School which churns out flying instructors for the Air Force, followed by visit to Mechanical Training Institute, the Workshop Training Institute, the Ground Instructors’ School and the Air Force Instructors’ Training School.
During the visits, the Air Chief interacted with the personnel of both the stations and emphasised the need for inculcating the habits of professionalism and hard work. He exhorted the instructors to lead by personal examples and be role models for the trainees whom they mould. The Air Chief was appreciative of the high training standards maintained by the training establishments and exhorted the staff to achieve greater heights by exemplary dedication and hard work.
The inspection visit came to an ends on 22 Jan 15.