In Pics: Bombay Flying Club
Bombay flying club is considered as one of the prestigious and unique institute for aviation in India since 1928 and it is the birth place of aviation in India. JRD Tata was the first person to obtain pilots license from this institute in the year 1929. It is situated in the center of Mumbai city near Juhu aerodrome having all the facilities to provide excellent training both theoretical and practical to the aspiring students in the field of aviation. The institute has produced several successful students who are now holding responsible positions as pilots, engineers both in domestic and international flights. This institute has achieved several distinctions.
- It was the only flying club in the world which undertook an international flight with four tiger moths from Bombay to London and back during 1930.
- Mrs. Rabia Futehally was the first women pilot to obtain a private pilots license from this institute.
- R. Levy a member of this prestigious club manufactured ingeniously an air craft “Monsoon” which flew 50 hours.
- Rev. Father Constantine another member of this club flew with an illuminated aircraft in night over Bombay for advertisement purpose.