Wednesday, July 30, 2008

More Glory! Warriors maintain our Su-30s at Idaho, Red Flag looms!



Photo 1:
An Indian air force SU-30 MKI fighter jet takes off from Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, July 25 to train with Mountain Home AFB Airmen before participating in Exercise Red Flag at Nellis AFB, Nevada, which begins August 9.

Photo 2: Indian air force Cpl. David Mewa, IAF maintainer, performs after flight inspections of the Indian air force SU-30 MKI fighter jet after the jet landed at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, July 25

Photo 3: An Indian Air Force maintainer hooks a fuel hose to an IAF SU-30 MKI fighter jet at Mountain Home AFB

All Photos Courtesy US Air Force/Airman 1st Class Stephany Miller

13 comments :

Anonymous said...

It is interesting to see the technician using garden gloves and that too turned wrong way around, while servicing the SU-30!

Anonymous said...

thos gloves are high grip gloves similar to driving gloves...they are worn the correct way...its amazing how everyhing is assumed messed up when a brown man does it!

Anonymous said...

U guys are like a bunch of twits arugueing.

Anonymous said...

that first photo is magical. look at the thrust wake fuzzing out the dear old il-78! and the other photos are wonderful too. just goes to prove that old adage. join the armed forces. see the world! jai hind and a big handshake from me to our REAL men in blue.

max said...

how da fuck do u get these pics shiv?

Anonymous said...

The pics are from the Mountain Home AFB site:

http://www.mountainhome.af.mil/photos/

Anonymous said...

thos gloves are high grip gloves similar to driving gloves...they are worn the correct way...its amazing how everyhing is assumed messed up when a brown man does it!

Well said. Look at the earmuffs, the smart uniform for the crew and the well maintained jets - these pics made me, as an engineer, very proud of the IAF. They are maintaining higher stds than 8/10ths of the top firms in the world when it comes to maint procedures.

Go IAF!

Chill Dude said...

Quote: It is interesting to see the technician using garden gloves and that too turned wrong way around, while servicing the SU-30!"

If you look carefully at the pic with the airman with his red earmuffs, you can see the rubber dots on the gloves on both sides.

Even if they are seeing a pair of "Gardening Gloves" for the first time, I'm pretty sure our personnel have enough common sense and IQ (or the sense to ask someone) to figure out the right way to use the gloves.

Chillax.

Anonymous said...

Just love the Tri Colour arm patch ! I'm loving it ! Jai Hind !

On another note a tragedy has hit Red Flag at Nellis AFB, Nevada. My prayer for the deceased pilot and for the safety of our boys out there. God speed to them !

Anonymous said...

Download the high res images from the link given above and you'll see that those gloves are regular ambient temperature industrial safety gloves, not meant for high temp applications which obviously as the pic suggests is not.

gagan said...

gardening gloves? brother, you need to get some glasses. and why the hell are you bothered about gloves anyway. focus on the photographs. and as shiv has rightly begun to term them as: "glory". a visual treat if there was ever one. jai hind!

WillWorkForFood said...

Sigh...so you think a person smart enough to maintain an Su-30, doesn't know how to wear gloves?

Grat pics shiv....

Anonymous said...

Just wonder how even a simple set of snaps creates so much emotions in arguments! Seems like there are lot of people, with enough time to waste on these petty arguments. That includes me too..so let me continue ;)

What if he is wearing the gloves right or wrong, what does it prove? One person doesnt represent the entire country.. every other person may be doing it wrong.. or for that matter doing it right. This may be an isolated incident of being right or wrong. Who cares? What if I am that guy?