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Thursday, December 6, 2007

MFC permitted to offer Maintenance Courses

Hi fellas,

There is good news again for the ground engineers in the aviation wing. One of the new courses to be handled by the Madras Flying Club is the Flight Maintenance Course. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has permitted the Madras Flying Club (MFC) to offer aviation maintenance engineering (AME) course and set up an engine overhaul workshop.
"We will seek the assistance of District Collectors to help create awareness among students in interior pockets of the State to encourage them to take up flying as a vocation and make it affordable to the economically weaker sections," ays Jacob Selvaraj, Air India pilot and chairman of the Madras Flying Club.
The MFC will make detailed presentations to Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi, Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dayanidhi Maran, and Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram.
The MFC will approach Tamil Nadu and Puducherry Governments to help refurbish the airstrips at Sholavaram near Chennai and Lawspet on the outskirts of the Union Territory.
Capt. Selvaraj wants the Government to stop quarrying of gravel around the Sholavaram airfield. "The Government can hand over the Sholavaram airfield to the MFC to help kick-start flying activities." At present, trainee pilots have to go to Vellore for their training.