BE A TOP GUN, FLY THE GRIPEN!
Win a flight in the Gripen fighter at Aero India, February 2011.
Defence and security company Saab brings to Indian combat aircraft followers and those with a dream to fly a fighter aircraft a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: To fly the world’s most advanced multi-role fighter aircraft, the Gripen, during its sojourn in Bangalore during Aero India air show between February 9-13.
For the first time ever an ordinary Indian citizen can get on to a fighter aircraft by simply answering a set of questions or flying any flight simulation of the Gripen and entering it at www.gripentopgun.com. The Gripen Top Guns contest has an amateur and professional level challenge to test the knowledge of aircraft buffs while providing an opportunity for XBOX, PSP and Computer Games buffs the opportunity to enter their best flying effort on the Gripen and take a shot at flying the real Gripen. The Gripen game entries will be judged by top Swedish and Indian pilots to select a few who will get a shot at flying the real Gripen Aircraft simulator. Out of the five chosen simulator pilots’, one will get to fly the real thing: the JAS 39 Gripen.
To top it, for those not really interested in the technical end but love the look and feel of the aircraft, the Gripen Top Guns contest opens a Model Hunt in which 12 participants will make it to the first ever Gripen India Calendar.
“Aero India is a celebration of the love of flying, of fighter aircraft and the world’s best aircraft technologies. Saab is happy to create an opportunity for people to know more about the aircraft, its history, technologies behind the product through a unique contest. We believe that the more the people of India get to see and understand the complex technologies that make flying and guarding the skies both simple and effective, the more will be the appreciation of the history of Swedish aircraft technology and Swedish technologies. We are very pleased that today we will be able to give someone with a life long dream, a very real opportunity to fly a world beating fighter aircraft,” says Edvard de la Motte, Campaign Director, Gripen International India.
Three Gripen aircraft will be arriving In Bangalore for the Aero Show and will be putting up displays each day.
Apart from the grand prize of a flight in the Gripen, the Gripen Top Guns contest has a host of prizes for those who get it right and win in the draw of lots, including Gripen fighter pilot flying suits, Gripen Aviator Glasses, Gripen Exclusive Calendars signed by Swedish Test Pilots as well as Gripen Collectibles including Gripen Key Tags, Badges, Stickers And Pens.
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