Pilot - that's a dream job for every child and pilots are treated like demigods. Everyone aspires to fly high in the sky like birds. Though we have the commercial airlines as an attractive and lucrative career, to fly for the Air force is what everyone desire. Not only is it a matter of pride to serve the nation, but also fly these mean machines revving out thousands of horse power is a different thrill all together.
Air force is an aspect in the country's defense system that is treated with it's the highest respect. The job of the pilot who flies a MIG 2000 or a Sukhoi is the most sought after.But there are hardships in it too. The pilots in their bid to protect their country sometimes end up losing their life too. The pilots face many other hardships too like flying through hailstorms, enemy territory, etc.
The life in Air force is enjoyable, adventurous but also dangerous. Many people aspire to be in the Air force. Indian Air force is the 4th largest in the world. It also has one of the best facilities of training its pilots. One can join the Indian Air force through the NDA, followed by training on a fighter jet before they are commissioned as pilots.
For those inspired by movies like Top Gun, etc, the air force is not all about bikes and parties. It calls for a lot of sacrifice and dedication. Pilots lay down their lives to protect the country leaving their families worried. A pilot sacrifices a lot to work for the country. We citizens enjoy a safe night's sleep because of these people who work very hard to protect us.
However with new technologies and improvements, air planes are being made hazardless. Pilots now needn't worry much about their airplane malfunctioning. A pilot though looks carefree carries the burden of the country' protection on his shoulders. This helps in motivating the people to come forward and join this wonderful institution called the Indian Air Force. Though the job is risky, it is a wonderful feeling and a matter of pride to serve the nation.