Fighting Falcon of Indian Corporate Leadership…

Scaling the new highs, Mr.Ratan Tata, chairman of TATA Group took off in a combat fighter F-16 at the Aero India Show at Yelahanka Y’day, The sortie lasted for more than 30 minutes and hovered 18000 ft above south bangalore …

Photo: G.R.N. Somashekar @The hindu

He did take control of the aircraft from the rear seat and flew for about 10 minutes. Almost at the age of 70, he successfully manned the co-pilot seat of the flight commandeered by Paul Hattendorf, the test pilot of Lockheed Martin, the manufacturer of the aircraft. With this event, Mr. Tata has now become the oldest Indian to fly the American-made aircraft. It was clearly a coup by the US Company to subtly project Mr.Ratan Tata as the brand ambassador for the F-16.
Great Going Mr.Tata, here is to salute the Sportsman spirit …

1 Comment so far

  1. M O H A N (unregistered) on February 9th, 2007 @ 10:38 am

    The minute TATA was doing the bye,bye , knew he was mixing “pleasure with business”.

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