Thursday, November 25, 2010

Adventure activities


Imphal, November 23: The spirit of Adventure lies dormant in each human heart. Adventure forms an essential component of military training. Adventure activities develop key leadership traits such as mental and physical robustness, team work, decision making and problem solving abilities.
ARMY ADVENTURE WING is the premier node for conduct of all adventure activities of Indian Army. ASC has always been forerunner in all kind of adventure activities specially Aero. The Army Aero Nodal Centre (AANC) for microlight flying proudly known as “FLYING RABBITS” was est on the directions of Army Adventure Wing at ASC School, Bareilly in 1996 and then shifted to ASC Centre (North) in May 99.
Twenty one courses on microlight have been conducted till now. The AANC has participated in Air shows at Leh, Lucknow, Pithoragarh, Ramgarh, Bangalore, Dehradun, Faizabad, Jhansi,Bhopal, Raipur and Ranchi.
The AANC, Gaya to its credit has 4 limca book of national records. They are; Longest distance flown by this category of Aircraft, Fly past with longest cloth banner (90 sq ft), First Indian women to fly the longest distance on this category of aircraft and the Longest distance covered in one day from Gaya to Dehradun, a distance of 964 kms in 7 Hrs 34 Min.Striving for something more adventurous and a bold leap into the next millennium, participation of various Army Adventure teams at international competitions/events is being planned /encouraged by AAW during 2010-11. An expedition was flagged off on 19 Nov 2010 from the ancient land of Lord Vishnu and Lord Buddha (Gaya) to the city of gardens (Bangalore) where they will be performing an Air show on the occasion of the 250th ASC Corps Day at ASC Centre & College on 08 Dec 2010.
The Expedition is led by Lt Col B M Talwar with Lt Col Anand P Adhaw, Lt Col A K Pandey, CHM J Suresh Kumar, Hav Ram Kumar and Hav Srinivas C K. The expedition is touching all state capitals and Union Territories of India covering a total distance of 12,340 km over an estimated period of 13 flying days. The expedition landed at Imphal on 23 Nov 10 and was flagged off by the Dy GOC 57 Mountain Division, Brig R S Grewal on 24 Nov 10 for their leg to Aizawl and onwards to Agartala. The expedition also plans to establish following World and National Records; Longest distance covered in One day by each type of aircrafts, Longest distance covered in Thirteen flying days by each type of aircrafts, Largest under Slung banner during Air show at Bangalore, Longest distance covered in One day in Formation flying and the Longest distance covered in Twelve days in Formation flying.


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