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Old 30th Mar 2011, 16:18
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The Young 'Laddie'.

@ A380 Jockey,
I think I know for sure who this 'young laddie' is, who you're talking about, and who started flying as an F/O for a major indian carrier at the age of 18 yrs, way back in '84-'85(i'm assuming he's the one you were referring to).
I'm sorry if he's not the same 'laddie' but i'm quite certain nonetheless. I do believe he got his command at a very early age of about 23 odd. At that point in time he was certainly the youngest FO and then Capt to fly around. He would be a certain Sunny Kapur who,I believe is now with SIA. The reason I know this is cause I heard one of my buddies(from Air India)talking about him over one of the many beers we had had....
He was last with AI, I believe, and had a budding career ahead of him. I'm quite certain he's doing well for himself with SIA however. Should you wish to contact him,I could fish around for his contact details.
Hope this helps. Always there for a fellow aviator...
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 05:40
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Boeingdream787,
Yep mate.Thats the boy.And thanks for the information.I had the good fortune to chat with him on phone and also caught up with his ol man(who was an old buddy of mine too).He is a veteran pilot too and goes by the handle 'King',in aviation circles.
Great guys and even better pilots.Thanks again for the update.
Check your PM

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Old 31st Mar 2011, 08:55
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@ A380 Jockey,
Thanks for the numbers. I didnt know his old man was a pilot too. Great to know of it.
And if I recall correctly,this boy got command on a jet at 23 right? Not sure if it was a bus or a boeing,but I heard from the boys that it WAS a jet..
And all this more than 25 years ago!
Great going....
Thanks again.
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 22:29
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i guess is an indian joke...wondering if the examiner was just his mother, but one thing in this news is great...,i will stay away of any indian carrier, and my friends too........
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Old 31st Mar 2011, 23:43
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Another proud moment in Indian History. Raving on about a pilot that would not be considered qualified in the real aviation world outside of India and to believe ounce again that they are the first at everything.
Just sayin.

I have friends that fly in Indian Airlines. I hear how the SICs can not land the plane or make a normal approach. If the PIC dies, so does everyone else on the plane.

Chinese airlines have no problem hiring and using experienced ex-pats to crew their jets as needed in the right seats. They have not lowered their standards just to hire the Chinese kids.

In India, experienced ex-pat pilots are not permitted to be hired to fill the right seat of the plane, forcing operators to hire any Indian national with a Commercial license and a pulse.
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 06:04
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@ Silly Pilot,
Not raving about anything here fellas. Started off by trying to correct a small albiet incorrect statment regarding the youngest pilot,made earlier in this post.
That's all.....
For that matter i'm not even indian.
Cheerio

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Old 1st Apr 2011, 11:01
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@A380. My post was not aimed at any particular post. Just another observation.
Cheers!
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 15:22
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You are right , India does have it's own problems but I've heard of Sunny Kapoor myself and all that flew with him did say that he was good,very good.And I would certainly feel safe in an aircraft with him flying.
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 15:44
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@ Silly Pilot,
I do apologise for jumping to a conclusion. My bad.
Thanks for clarifying.
@ Sky Dancer,
You have a very high, tone sensitivity(ie a high level of QC),just as myself,when it comes to good pilot judgement.
I would tend to agree with your last post.
Be safe.....and never compromise!
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Old 1st Apr 2011, 17:40
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Guys.....sorry for the thread drift(if any). Heard the banter and decided to chip in.
This is with regards to Capt.Sunny Kapur. I know him personally(although,I'm quite certain that his memory of me could be a bit foggy).
All that's said 'bout him in the above posts is too little to describe him.
Great guy,an even better pilot. Great human being and an even better teacher. Selective sometimes,in who he might share his vast resources with. But share,he will! You just gotta prod him a bit. And show your keeness.
And I should know. I was one of his dumbest students!
But,everytime I left the cockpit from one of my training flights with him.....EVERYTIME, I knew I walked out a better pilot. And a more confident one at that. THAT's the mark of a true teacher.
Which is also why I am where I am today...!
In totality. Owe it all to him.
And yes,he WAS the youngest pilot of his time.
A few more like him,and we would have much better times in aviation here in india...
Sorry if I got emotional there and a bit philosophical,but hearing good of one's mentors makes one like this!
Off now,
Over n out
KOAW
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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 08:58
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Koaw, No thread drift there. Quite appropriate post I might add.
And from what i've heard,I would tend to agree with you wholeheartedly. Good to see one acknowledging one's instructor(s).
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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 16:19
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A380 jockstraps

[I]I do apologise for jumping to a conclusion. My bad.
Thanks for clarifying.
@ Sky Dancer,
You have a very high, tone sensitivity(ie a high level of QC),just as myself,when it comes to good pilot judgement.
I would tend to agree with your last post.
Be safe.....and never compromise! [/I


i cant believe this sort of crap being posted here. jockstraps, this is not the first time. you may want to try some humility. its the first step to becoming a good aviator. and i do feel that you have got it in you to make it someday.
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Old 3rd Apr 2011, 17:01
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Rdr,
We have had our differences in the past. But I think its time we let go of them.
I agree I have a long way to go in becoming a good aviator. As do we all. That's the name of the game isn't it. Learning...all the time.
Thanks for taking the time to point it out.
Peace now ...
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Old 4th Apr 2011, 19:20
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ok Jockers, stay well,
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Old 14th Apr 2011, 09:48
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Learning!

Wow. That almost got hectic.
As a wise man once said,
'Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other..'
I believe he was right on the money.
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Old 16th Apr 2011, 17:08
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Excellent quote BD787.
And thanks for the support. AND all the info you helped me with regards to the sweet Legend of Sunny Kapur.
(Sorry couldn't help it..)
Cheers again and fly safe always...
See you on the airwaves sometime ..

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Old 26th Apr 2011, 11:55
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Great quote BD. And so very appropriate for the man in question. I feel proud and honoured to have had him as my guru and mentor.
Ta ta now
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Old 14th May 2011, 08:07
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Thanks koaw. I meant every word.
Now back to the topic at hand ..
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Old 10th Feb 2012, 19:41
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Thumbs up

Just met sunny kapur briefly yesterday, boeingdream787.....
And he remembers you very well and very fondly indeed!
Such fantastic bonds are really developed over a great period of time and a great deal of trust.
Great, great fella. Spoke to his old lady too. She was an aviator too some moons ago you know. Swapped notes and nostalgia. Shall PM you all the relevant stuff. Are you aware that he was one of the youngest trainer too!
Oh well, i just found out. And that too from HIS instructor....
Such trivia needs to be published somewhere.
Otherwise it just becomes another number on a licence.
Am proud....that i still have such good connections...
Cheerio my fellow aviators!

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Old 11th Feb 2012, 05:58
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Just reading the title i threw up in my mouth.
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