Podhigai Air Show 2018 is organized by Society of Aeronautical Engineers [Govt. Regd.73/2016] from 05/01/2018 to 07/01/2018 at Manimuthar, Tirunelveli DT, Tamil Nadu – 627421. Podhigai Airshow is the Historical 1st South Zone airshow of Tamil Nadu. The spectacular entry free event is on its way to shine. The event is ended successfully with more than 1500 school/college students and 200 general visitors. The students got a knowledge about the science behind the gliders and how to control the glider etc., We would like to thank SKJ Nair sir, Mohan Ram sir for their support.
Mr. Pon Maa Kishan A M.E, [Ph.D]
Founder and President – Society of Aeronautical Engineers
Organizing Committee Members:
1] Jini Raj R, Director – Wings of Aero
2] Vivek P, Vice President – Society of Aeronautical Engineers.
3] M. Aman Varun, Joint Secretary – Society of Aeronautical Engineers.
4] V. Vignesh , Member – Society of Aeronautical Engineers.
Society of Aeronautical Engineers has passed a resolution to go for an one million signature mission campaign to request the Hon’ble Prime Minister to announce the birthday of Former President of India “Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam” [15th October] as “National Aero Day” to honour Dr.Kalam’s contribution, dedication and achievements towards nation’s aero development. Show us your support by joining the online signature campaign (below).
About Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam:
Born on 15th October 1931 at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, Dr. Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, specialized in Aeronautical Engineering from Madras Institute of Technology. Dr. Kalam made significant contribution as Project Director to develop India’s first indigenous Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-III) which successfully injected the Rohini satellite in the near earth orbit in July 1980 and made India an exclusive member of Space Club. He was responsible for the evolution of ISRO’s launch vehicle programme, particularly the PSLV configuration. After working for two decades in ISRO and mastering launch vehicle technologies, Dr. Kalam took up the responsibility of developing Indigenous Guided Missiles at Defence Research and Development Organisation as the Chief Executive of Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP). He was responsible for the development and operationalisation of AGNI and PRITHVI Missiles and for building indigenous capability in critical technologies through networking of multiple institutions. He was the Scientific Adviser to Defence Minister and Secretary, Department of Defence Research & Development from July 1992 to December 1999. During this period, he led to the weaponisation of strategic missile systems and the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in collaboration with Department of Atomic Energy, which made India a nuclear weapon State. He also gave thrust to self-reliance in defence systems by progressing multiple development tasks and mission projects such as Light Combat Aircraft.
As Chairman of Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) and as an eminent scientist, he led the country with the help of 500 experts to arrive at Technology Vision 2020 giving a road map for transforming India from the present developing status to a developed nation. Dr. Kalam has served as the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India, in the rank of Cabinet Minister, from November 1999 to November 2001 and was responsible for evolving policies, strategies and missions for many development applications. Dr. Kalam was also the Chairman, Ex-officio, of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet (SAC-C) and piloted India Millennium Mission 2020.
Dr. Kalam took up academic pursuit as Professor, Technology & Societal Transformation at Anna University, Chennai from November 2001 and was involved in teaching and research tasks. Above all he took up a mission to ignite the young minds for national development by meeting high school students across the country.
In his literary pursuit four of Dr. Kalam’s books – “Wings of Fire”, “India 2020 – A Vision for the New Millennium”, “My journey” and “Ignited Minds – Unleashing the power within India” have become household names in India and among the Indian nationals abroad. These books have been translated in many Indian languages.
Dr. Kalam is one of the most distinguished scientists of India with the unique honour of receiving honorary doctorates from 30 universities and institutions. He has been awarded the coveted civilian awards – Padma Bhushan (1981) and Padma Vibhushan (1990) and the highest civilian award Bharat Ratna (1997). He is a recipient of several other awards and Fellow of many professional institutions.
Dr. Kalam became the 11th President of India on 25th July 2002. His focus is on transforming India into a developed nation by 2020.
Society Building – Foundation Stone Laying Function
Inauguration of First Aero Camp to Govt School.
Mr. Sandeep Nandhuri IAS
District Collector – Tirunelveli
Date: – 21/06/2017
Venue: – Nallur Village – Tirunelveli
Mr. Arunachalam P [Hony Captain]
Ex-Serviceman, Indian Army
CEO – Wings of Aero
Dr. Raja Kumar M.E, Ph.D
HOD – Mechanical Engineering
Anna University Tirunelveli
Pon Maa Kishan A M.E, [Ph.D]
Society of Aeronautical Engineers
Aishwarya Dhara M.E
Director – Kolkata Division
Wings of Aero
Jini Raj R M.E, [Ph.D]
Wings of Aero
V Vignesh B.E,
Wings of Aero
Glimpse of the event
Mr. Sandeep Nandhuri IAS welcomed by Mr.Arunachalam P [CEO wings of Aero], Dr.Raja Kumar [HOD/Mech – Anna University Tirunelveli] and Pon Maa Kishan [President of Society of Aeronautical Engg] to the site.District Collector laying first stone for the society’s building.Scout Team of West Tirunelveli Hr.Sec.School welcomed Mr. Sandeep Nandhuri to inaugurate Aero Camp organized by Society of Aeronautical Engineers.District Collector Inaugurated 1st Aero Camp“Greetings to all, just now I have attended the adikal naattu vizha of Society of Aeronautical Engineers building and this is really a good young team which has chosen to construct the society’s building not in a city or town or town panchayat even, but they are constructing it in a small village and conducting this aero camp in a school nearby it is really a good thought. It is a good opportunity to the students here to learn aeronautics in your schooling itself; the students must use this resource and visit the center regularly. I wish the team all the best and I will be eagerly looking for the inauguration of this society’s building” – Sandeep Nandhuri IAS, District Collector of Tirunelveli.
Mr. JINI RAJ M.E, [Ph.D] and Mr. VIGNESH V B.E shared their knowledge to the young students about basic concepts of aeronautics.
The Society of Aeronautical Engineers [Govt Regd 73/2016] and Wings of Aero Team jointly organizing Aviophilia 2017 [India’s 1st A National Level Aero Ornithopter Workshop] on 14th May 2017 at Dankuni – Hooghly,West Bengal. Aviophilia 2017 is organized especially to share the knowledge of aeronautics with school and college students, researchers and also with all the citizens of India who are all very interested to learn aeronautics.
The following members are the organizing committee members of Aviophilia 2017 event organized by Society of Aeronautical Engineers and Wings of Aero Team on May 14th 2017 at Dankuni, Hooghly – West Bengal.
Aishwarya Dhara M.E, Department of Aeronautical – PSN College of Engineering and Technology, Tirunelveli.
Ajin Branesh M.E, Technical Head – Wings of Aero – Tirunelveli.
Pon Maa Kishan A M.E [PhD], President – Society of Aeronautical Engineers.
Aman Varun B.E, Joint Secretary – Society of Aeronautical Engineers.