On Thursday, President A P J Abdul Kalam, supreme commander of the armed forces, fulfilled a childhood dream when he became the first Indian Head of State to fly a fighter plane.
“I always wanted to be an Air Force pilot but was rejected in 1958 and therefore I became a scientist,” the 74-year-old Kalam said soon after his 40-minute supersonic flight on a Sukhoi-30 MKI at the Lohegaon Air Force base in Pune on July 8. The President’s flight marked the airbase�s 50th anniversary.
The G-Suit is an anti-gravitational suit and helps in proper blood circulation when the flight flies at supersonic speeds.
Source – rediff