That's me (right) and Ajit Dubey (FORCE magazine) -- the first journalists ever to fly the P-8A Poseidon full-ops simulator. This is the trailer simulator which the Indian Navy team used to evaluate the inside of the P-8, and what teams from other countries are using as well, since the first P-8 hasn't yet rolled off its production line at Renton not far from where these pictures are taken. The last photo includes Rahul Singh, defence correspondent of Hindustan Times on the right along with me and Ajit. Sidenote: We very nearly took the damn thing down into downtown San Diego, but managed to right her at the screaming last minute. Man these airliners are a whole new ball-game.
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