Indian Air Force Academy Passing Out Parade will be held on 20 June 2020 (Saturday) at the Indian Air Force Academy, Dundigal in Hyderabad. Indian Air Force (IAF) will get 123 air warriors including 19 women officers after the Combined Graduation Parade (CGP). The Indian Air Force Passing Out Parade (CGP) marks the successful completion of pre-commissioning training of Flight Cadets of various IAF branches.
However, for the first time in the history of Indian Air Force Academy, Dundigal, the parents and family members of the cadets will not attend the Passing Out Parade due to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.
Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria will confer ‘President’s Commission’ to all the 123 cadets. The IAF Chief is also the Reviewing Officer of the Passing out Parade where the ‘Wings’ and ‘Brevets’ will be presented to the cadets successfully completing the Flying and Navigation training respectively.
Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria will also present the ‘Wings’ to Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officers who successfully completed flying training at the AFA.
The cadet standing first in the order of merit at the AFA will be awarded the Sword of Honour and the President’s Plaque. Similar President’s Plaque will also be awarded to the Flight Cadet coming first in the overall merit in the Ground Duty Branches.
Following the Indian Air Force Academy Passing Out Parade, Pilatus, Kiran Hawk, Chetak helicopters and an aerobatic display by Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) of the IAF will carry out a flypast.
Just like the Indian Military Academy Passing Out Parade, which too was organised under the restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus threat, the graduating IAF officers after commissioning will be directly moving to their respective squadrons and units unlike previously when they used to be given a break of meet their families.
IAF social media handles will broadcast the passing out parade live from 8:45 am on June 20, 2020.