Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT): HAL jet trainer demonstrates its prowess

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The Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) has successfully demonstrated the ability to perform six turn spins on both the left hand and right-hand sides. 

Note: The capability to enter and recover from spin is important for a trainer aircraft, to enable the trainee pilot to recognise departure from controlled flight and the actions required to correct such situations.

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What is Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT)?

Intermediate Jet Trainer is an aircraft designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) in Bengaluru.

The aircraft is being brought as a replacement to the ageing Kirans of the Indian Air Force (IAF) fleet

The primary role of the aircraft includes pilot training; general flying; navigation formation flying; instrument and cloud flying; basic air to ground and air-to-air weapon aiming; tactical flying and night flying.

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Source: This post is based on the article ‘HAL jet trainer demonstrates its prowess’ published in The Hindu on 7th Jan 2022.

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