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Trial run of seven seater aircraft conducted

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The proposal to operate choppers from VUDA Park to Kailasagiri and Araku is likely to take off soon with a trial run conducted by Pawan Hans today.

Capt. Srinivasa Rao of Pawan Hans said that the permission of the Navy is awaited and once that is through, regular operations can begin in 15 o 20 days. It will be a unique opportunity for tourists as one cannot dream of travelling in a helicopter for around Rs.2,500. He said that this is a seven seater aircraft with a provision for two pilots and five passengers. Once, the joy rides begin, it would be flown by a single pilot with a capacity for carrying six passengers.

The VUDA and Tourism Development officials are making all-out efforts to get the service operationalized. A report on the trial is awaited from the ENC. These are feasibility studies and it is too early to comment on the actual operations.