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LCA Part 8 - Rajiv Kothiyal - test pilot of LCA's first flight

The Blue Skies Podcast

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Episode  ·  7 Plays  ·  56:46  ·  Feb 19, 2022


In the final interview of the series on the LCA Tejas, we interview Wg. Cdr. Rajiv Kothiyal, KC, the test pilot who was at the controls at the first flight of the aircraft. Trained at the USAF Test Pilot's school at Edwards Air Force Base, Wg. Cdr. Kothiyal was awarded a Kirti Chakra for the first flight, and the prestigious Ivan C. Kinchloe Award for outstanding professional accomplishment in the conduct of flight testing by the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, SETP. A full video of his first flight is here: https://youtu.be/U_7HGD61wLQWg. Cdr. Kothiyal's profile is here: http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/Database/15696

56m 46s  ·  Feb 19, 2022

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