Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Shiv Aroor's Five Fighter Flights


Audio: Black Star by Carcass

16 comments :

Anonymous said...

God Bless! Just not yet there, pal!

gerard said...

HI Shiv Nice Video :)

On another topic... I just was reading the lastest issue of airforcesmonthly.. and in that it has mention crashes for 2010, Dec 22 IA 203sqn Dhruv crashed after takeoff from leh airforce bases... is this true the only source i could google is

http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2010/Dec/23/helicopter-crashes-in-leh-50.asp

please shed some light on this?

Thanks

sidd said...

HEy thts a great collection ...
only why there weren't any eurofighter's pics....???

Tilda said...

gr8 and rare achievement Shiv

Anonymous said...

which one of these would you buy if you had money and opportunity have one?

Shreyan said...

Shiv..

Mig-25 is Calling you...

Anonymous said...

Ashok Leyland to develop artillery and combat systems

http://www.financialexpress.com/news/Ashok-Leyland-defence-arm-ties-up-with-Krauss-Maffei/753566/

Shiv Aroor said...

@Shreyan: That would really be something. I might consider trading all my flights for one in a Foxbat! Unfortunately, all I've gotten to do is sit in a MiG-25 cockpit. See here:

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/Aircraft/Images/Foxbat01.jpg

and

http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/Aircraft/Foxbat.html

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

Keep enjoying your flights. Just remember that some of us are allergic to 'phoren' aircraft. Reminds us of the lobbies at work.

Shiv Aroor said...

anon@11.56am: you require "phoren" aircraft to remind you about lobbies? you living under a rock, bro? trust me -- as journalists, we are ALWAYS supremely aware of the lobbies at play. some of us have integrity and common sense. some don't. that's the way it goes.

Spikes said...

Hi Shiv

Must be a great feeling having flown 5 of the best fighter jets out there. Just a frank question, which one of them was the best in terms of excitement.

Anonymous said...

Shiv,

Fabulous. Though EuroFighter may be at the top or in top three in the MMRCA race, what can be the impact of UAE having Typhoon since there is a perception at large of UAE being close to Pakistan.

Anonymous said...

Shiv..
you might be the journo with the most intgerity...but your rides in such dont do anything to shore up that reputation

Shreyan said...

Shiv..

I'm really jealous.. :P
Well this is the only thing a colour blind can do..reading stories about fighter planes and dreaming to fly one day.But I wonder why we decommissioned the mig-25?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous wrote:

"Shiv..
you might be the journo with the most intgerity...but your rides in such dont do anything to shore up that reputation"

Dude ... are you just plain jealous that he flies a Rafale and you are still stuck with that desi Maruti 800 that hauls your ass to your dead end job daily?

Anonymous said...

Lolz..@ anon M800

the thing is...it doesnt do well to his reputation..he might not be lobbying...but it might appear he is...am just looking out for him

the news stories on his flight have no public value in the sense that they dont help IAF pick a better fighter...they dont help the people in making sure that the IAF picks a better fighter.for shiv is not a person who can judge the a/c.. it just goes to create a popular opinion....it is in effect the company putting up an advt in the newspaper...