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'I haven't forgotten to fly'

February 17, 2009
"It was good to smell the oxygen once again and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity".

This is what Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma, the first Indian to travel in space, said after flying the Boeing F/A -18 'Super Hornet' in a forty-minute sortie at the recently concluded Aero Show at Bangalore.

Sharma told that it was an exciting experience. "I had not flown an aircraft for quite some time and I must say that it was great to be flying once again," Sharma added.

Text: Vicky Nanjappa | Photograph: KPN Photo

Image: Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma

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