Sachin and Dhoni to fly Sukhoi fighter jet
Indian cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been cleared by the Defence Ministry to fly in Indian Air Force’s mighty Su-30 MKI fighter jets.
After India’s World Cup victory in April this year, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal P V Naik had said that he would seek special permission from the government so that Dhoni and Tendulkar could experience a flight in Su-30MKI. This is the IAF’s way of honouring he cricketers.
Pune-based air force station Lohegaon is the home-base of Sukhois and VIPs including President Pratibha Patil and her predecessor A P J Abdul Kalam had also taken off in the mighty jets from the air base.
Soon Sachin and Dhoni will put on flying suits and fly Sukhoi.