Pilot and Engineer Joydeep and AME Deepak with Garud ;
Wg Cdr Ashok Kumar of IAF with Garud after the first flight
Right now the first Indian flight instructors are finishing their re-training process on the new type of aircraft. Several Slovenian experts travelled to India to provide education for Indian pilots and mechanics, among them Sašo Knez, Jure Pocrnjič and Tadel Špitalar of the Pipistrel Academy. Two Pipistrel technical instructors, Leon Brecelj and Jaka Filipič, have already completed the first stage of training Indian mechanics on how to provide correct maintenance for Pipistrel aircraft.