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How to Fly a Fighter Jet

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Ratan Tata has done it. George Fernandes has done it. Now, a woman journalist has also done it. Flown a fighter jet, that is. Contrary to popular belief, just about anybody can get permission to fly these jets. As a co-pilot, we mean. Interested?

This is all you need to do:
1) Choose your machine.
2) Send a nicely-worded application to the air force. Actually, send it to any of the fighter plane manufacturers to improve your chances.
3) While they’re looking at it, get a thorough check-up done. Make sure your pulse rate and heart beat are super-normal.
Cardiac, BP or asthma patients are out.
4) Practice deep breathing and meditation .
5) Take a ride on the simulator.