Abhinav Bindra flies F-16 jet

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Bangalore, Feb 13 (ANI): Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra boarded an F-16IN fighter jet, at an air show in Bangalore, on the invitation of U.S. aircraft makers Lockheed Martin.

"Most exhilarating thing I have done post-Olympics game. It is absolutely a wonderful experience. The Super Viper is a great machine, I really enjoyed my trip," Bindra said on Thursday.

"It is very sharp and picks up things very quickly. It's been my pleasure," said Paul Rawdall, a highly experienced test pilot with Lockheed Martin.

Bindra underwent the mandatory medical fitness test before takeoff and also got a ground briefing before going on the sortie in the aircraft.

With this feat, Bindra entered the exclusive club of Indian personalities including business magnate Ratan Tata and former President APJ Abdul Kalam to have flown the F-16s.

The event was a part of the ongoing Aero Show 2009 at Bangalore which will run till February 15. (ANI)

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