Captain SK Sharma
Gp Capt Sudhir Kumar Sharma KC, (Retd), is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadkwasla and was commissioned in the Indian Air Force in 1984. He served IAF for over 24 years. He has more than 7000 hrs of accident/incident free flying experience. He is a Qualified Flying Instructor from Flying Instructor’s School, Tambaram, since 1990 and has more than 2786 hrs of flying experience as instructional on jet and helicopters.
He is currently holding DGCA ,CHPL & FAA ,ATPL. He is holding current IR rating on EC 135 & AS 350 B3. He has extensive flying experience of over 30 years on jet trainer & single/multi engine helicopters, in all the regions of India as well as overseas.
He was awarded :-
- Chief of Air Staff commendation in 1988,
- AOC-in-C, HQ WAC commendation during ‘OP Parakram’ in 2000,
- Second highest gallantry award of ‘Kirti Chakra’ by the President of India on 26 Jan 2005
- Commendation by Division Commander, MONUC, UNITED NATIONS, Congo in September 2006.
Awarded ‘Laureate’s Hall of Fame award’ at Smithsonian Air & Space Museum at Washington DC on 19 Apr 05, for the rare feat of creating World Record of highest rescue at an altitude of 23,240 ft by the Lama helicopter. Third Indian to be inducted into the ‘Hall of Fame’ of United States after Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Late Mr JRD Tata
Represented Indian Armed Forces in ‘Pacific Area Special Operations’ Course at Hawaii (USA) in Feb 04.
Varied flying experience in the military operations – ‘Op Meghdoot’ in Siachen Glacier, ‘Op Pawan’ in Srilanka, ‘Op Cactus’ in Republic of Maldives, ‘Op Parakram’ in Leh & ‘Op Vijay’ in Kargil sectors.