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Anil Ambani flies fighter jet Rafale at Aero India 2017

  • Anil Ambani, Rafale aircraft, Reliance, AERO INDIA 2017, Reliance Group Chairman
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani showing thumbs up sign as he sit inside the cockpit of Rafale aircraft before a sortie

    Anil Ambani took to the skies on Day 2 of Aero India 2017 for a sortie in French multirole fighter aircraft Dassault Rafale.

  • Anil Ambani, Rafale aircraft, Reliance, AERO INDIA 2017, Reliance Group Chairman
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani climbs in the cockpit of Rafale aircraft before a sortie

    The flight comprised take-off acceleration from 200-500 knots in full afterburner to 5,000 feet and, thereafter, climbing to 16,000 feet.

  • Anil Ambani, Rafale aircraft, Reliance, AERO INDIA 2017, Reliance Group Chairman
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani holds a helmet as he prepares for a sortie in Rafale aircraft

    For the sortie, Ambani was kitted in flying overalls, G-suit, Armée de l'Air jacket torso harness, flying boots and helmet with an oxygen mask.

  • Anil Ambani, Rafale aircraft, Reliance, AERO INDIA 2017, Reliance Group Chairman
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani get inside the cockpit of Rafale aircraft before a sortie

    The sortie comprised take-off acceleration from 200-500 knots in full afterburner to 5,000 feet and, thereafter, climbing to 16,000 feet

  • Anil Ambani, Rafale aircraft, Reliance, AERO INDIA 2017, Reliance Group Chairman
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani climbs in the cockpit of Rafale aircraft far a sortie

    Ambani a first-hand feel of the aircraft's advanced digital fly-by-wire (FBW) flight-control system.

  • Anil Ambani, Rafale aircraft, Reliance, AERO INDIA 2017, Reliance Group Chairman
    A pair of Indian Air Force's Light combat aircraft Tejas takes off during the 2nd day

    Once within the allocated flying sector, there were assisted maneuvers at 20,000 feet comprising medium-to-steep turns

  • Anil Ambani, Rafale aircraft, Reliance, AERO INDIA 2017, Reliance Group Chairman
    Reliance Group Chairman Anil Ambani sit inside the cockpit of Rafale aircraft before a sortie

    Before the flight, the 57-year-old was briefed on the emergency systems, how to operate the Heads-Up display and also the eject/egress procedures.

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