SAVE JAKKUR FLYING CLUB

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PLEASE HELP SAVE JAKKUR FLIGHT TRAINING INSTITUTE (JAKKUR FLYING CLUB)

In the recent days there has been a lot of activity to convert portions of Jakkur Flying Club for non flight training activities. Having grown up in this area seeing the flight club flourish over the past 70 years, it is saddening that vested interests are trying to slowly bring this flying club to a halt.

To highlight :

  1. Many acres of land shall be diverted for construction of Metro Rail Project - if due diligence is done, this can be easily avoided leaving the flying club intact
  2. BBMP has proposed a new road inside Jakkur Aerodrome to reach a layout behind the aerodrome - a simple arial look at the area on google maps reveals that there is already a 80ft road (Jakkur Plantation Rd) that is a stones throw away from the layout behind Jakkur Aerodrome.  It is baffling as to why BBMP does not want to extend this road to reach the layout
  3. A portion of the Jakkur Aerodrome has been earmarked for commercial activity in the name of "Library" in the latest BDA plan

Clearly there is a lot of interest to slowly but surely close down flight operations and convert the land for commercial purposes.  If these activities continue, we can say good bye to our beloved Flying club - no more para sailing, ballooning,  flight training

A SINCERE REQUEST

Please sign this petition requesting the authorities (BBMP and Govt. Of Karnataka) to not divert any land belonging to Jakkur Flying Club for non flight training activities.  It is a heritage of Karnataka and one and only flight training institute of its kind in this part of the state/country.  It is our responsibility to protect it for future generations to make use of the facility for learning aviation.



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