Hyderabad: Air Marshal IP Vipin took over as the Commandant of Air Force Academy on Saturday from Air Marshal J Chalapati, who has proceeded to Southern Air Command Thiruvananthapuram to assume the charge of Senior Air Staff Officer.
An alumnus of National Defence Academy Khadakwasla, Defence Services Staff College Wellington and National Defence College New Delhi, Air Marshal IP Vipin was commissioned in the Flying Branch of Indian Air Force in June 1982. The Air Marshal has over 6000 hours of flying experience on different type of Transport aircraft, Trainer aircraft and Gliders.
In his illustrious career spanning over 38 years in the Indian Air Force, he has held a number of Instructional, Staff and Command appointments including instructional tenures at National Defence Academy, Basic Flying Training School and the Fixed Wing Training Faculty at Air Force Station Yelahanka. He also served at the National Defence College, New Delhi as Senior Directing Staff. He has been an Air Force Examiner at the Aircrew Examining Board, according to a press release.
The Air Marshal has held important Staff appointments at Air Headquarters and Command Headquarters and has commanded two Transport Squadrons and a premier flying Base of the IAF. He was Commandant of the prestigious National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla. Before taking over as Commandant of AFA, he was Senior Air Staff Officer at HQ Central Air Command, Prayagraj.
The Air Officer was conferred the Presidential award of Vayu Sena Medal. Air Marshal IP Vipin is married to Mrs Mini Vipin.
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