Ziplip Shiplip

Background I suspect that in the armed forces, as everywhere else, the old adage ‘knowledge is power’ is fast being

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The Untapped Potential of Helicopters in India

When I started my helicopter career in India, we were often put on hold to accommodate fixed wing traffic. “Orbit

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Members only please!

Many years ago, two young naval officers were marched up to a Commanding Officer because they did not follow service

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Wheel versus Skids – Who wins?

While hover taxying on the Bell 412 during a particularly rainy day, we suddenly got caught in a heavy monsoon downpour and

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To share is to care?

Indian tennis star Leander Paes recently put an end to speculations by turning up at the 2016 Rio Olympics Village,

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Slop Chit Syndrome

Slop chits are so handy. I for one can’t do without them. This serendipitous discovery by American company 3M, is

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OMG! Not today!!

As a helicopter pilot, one is used to juggling numerous variables while operating with ships. Apart from the usual weight,

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Remembering Essel

Essel, Dimpy, Narayan, Lakshmi …so many names for a wonderful human being! I first met Essel during our time on

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Sleepless in Washington!

Procedures in airports and airlines have become so tiresome post 9/11 as to induce fatigue even before embarking on a

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Nuts & Bolts of Leadership: Get Down & Dirty

Few years ago, I had the unique opportunity to be part of a white water rafting expedition from Tuting, near

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Unforgettable Dutta

My earliest memory of meeting Sanjeev Dutta was at the Guard Room of Naval Academy, Goa when we reported for

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Beatup Sheetup

Every pilot crosses those ‘log book milestones’ when you feel that extra ounce of confidence and panache in your flying skills. This

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