Delhi Flying Club (DFC) Honours Former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik


The Delhi Flying Club (DFC) honored the daredevil pilot, freedom fighter, and former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik in presence of his youngest son Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.

On the occasion, CM Patnaik stated that Biju Patnaik’s rendezvous with DFC went into the indelible annals of Indian aviation history. He said Biju Babu’s tryst with Delhi Flying Club created an epoch in the aviation history of India and the people of Odisha and India owing to the Delhi Flying Club for adventures of Biju Babu in aviation.

He then further added that the Delhi flying Club is an iconic flying institution of India from where Biju Patnaik received his flying license. “Long years back during the British regime in India, a young man in Cuttack, in the East Coast of India, had a dream to fly high, high up in the air braving the storms. He loved the steel birds, impassioned to fly them across continents. And then, there was a flying club in Delhi that was ever ready to make such dreams realized. He is probably the only person who participated in the freedom movement of three countries-India, Indonesia and Russia,” CM added.

CM Naveen Patnaik also thanked DFC president Dr B. B. L Madhukar and Secretary Amit Sharma for revitalizing the memories of Biju Babu as an aviator. Every year on March 5 the Delhi Flying Club celebrates the 105th birth centenary of Biju Patnaik by honouring and recognizing many legendary pilots of India.

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