April 14, 2024

Air Force Station Tambaram

Tambaram Air Force Station on the outskirts of Chennai houses the Flying Instructor’s School (FIS). The FIS was originally raised in the north in Ambala in 1948 and moved to its current location in 1954. Till then Chennai (Then Madras) saw aircraft only at St Thomas Mount, from where a flight of Blenheims and Wapitis of the erst while Coastal Defence Flights (CDF) used to fly missions during World War Two.