Monday, February 14, 2011

B'lore Engineering Student Wins Contest, Flies Gripen

22-year-old Shashank HR, a student of a Bangalore engineering college flew in the Gripen on February 13 after successfully going through a series of steps in the Gripen Top Guns contest which was held as part of Aero India 2011. Shashank emerged as the Gripen India Top Gun in the month long contest organized Sweden's Saab for Indian combat aircraft followers and those with a dream to fly a fighter aircraft. The top 5 finalists from across the country tested their skills on the Gripen simulator on Saturday and were judged by four top Indian and Swedish test pilots on their aircraft handling and combat skills.

Congratulations Shashank!

5 comments :

Anonymous said...

MAA KASAM...All engineering students wear the same specs...Even my friends and I have the same spectacle frame...he he he....Love Mumbai

Sushant said...

Lucky Guy. I wanna fly one too. Can't wait to save enough money and go to Russia to fly a MiG or a Sukhoi.Unless Shiv can arrange one for me :)I think he has the coolest jobs as a defence journalist.

Vishal said...

nerd!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Shashank!!

Arvind T.M. said...

Man .. I wud give anythin to be in his place !!! congrats buddy :-)