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Saina Nehwal
Indian badminton player Saina Nehwal gives the thumbs-up sign as she poses after her flight on an Indian Air Force Kiran MK-1 trainer aircraft at Air Force Academy Dundigal, in the outskirts of Hyderabad, on September 28, 2012. Nehwal, who won bronze in the 2012 London Olympics, was a special guest at the academy for the closing ceremony of the Inter Squadron Sports championship. AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAM

Saina Nehwal flies high in IAF aircraft

28 September 2012

Olympic medal winner Saina Nehwal today flew in an Indian Air Force aircraft. Flying in the 'Kiran MK I' jet trainer. Saina described the experience as dream come true. She took off from the training academy in Dindigul and flew for about 20 minutes. The aircraft is used by the Indian Air Force to train amateur pilots.