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The Indian Air Force paramotors team successfully conducted a circumnavigation-of-India paramotor expedition called ‘Pradakshina’, covering 10,041.7 km in 53 days from Feb 3 - March 26, 2016. The total flying hours was 507 hr 30min. Flagged off from Air Force Station, Kalaikunda, West Bengal, the team flew mostly along the periphery of the country before returning to Kalaikunda. It followed a clockwise route along the eastern coast, western coast, north-western region and the eastern region, covering an average 218.3 km per day. The expedition carried the message ‘A salute to the martyrs of the nation’. The team consisted of eight pilots – Wg Cdr MPS Solanki (leader), Gp Capt RK Singh, Wg Cdr Ramakant, Sqn Ldr Ankur Yadav, JWO L Madan Reddy, Sgt ML Yadav, Cpl Vishal Kumar and Cpl Kuldeep Sangwan – and eight supporting staff – WODharmvir, Sgt Ram Meher, Cpl Iqbal Singh, Cpl Sunil Kumar, Cpl Pankaj Kumar, Cpl MK Biswas, LAC Ashish Bisht and NC(E) Sundar Singh.Wg Cdr MPS Solanki recorded the longest single flight of 177.5 km on March 21, 2016.