Air Commodore Ramamoorthy Vijay Kumar is an Ex-Indian Air Force flying pilot. He has flown many types of single engine jets, trainers, multi-engine jet and propeller transport aircraft, and helicopters. He has flown in India, Malaysia, Singapore, North Africa and Europe. A qualified flying instructor and Paratrooper; he has been a flying instructor in many flying academies in India and abroad. He has held a Senior Commercial Pilots Licence.
Before joining Asia Pacific Flight Training Academy Hyderabad as Principal, he was a flight instructor with the Republic of Singapore Air Force, Operations Coordinator at the Malaysian Flying Academy and the Manager Pilot Training at Asia Pacific Flight Training at Kota Bharu in Malaysia. He has been a Senior Instructor at the Defence Services Staff College Wellington, and an instructor at the Indian Air Force, Jungle and Snow Survival School.
An experienced instructor with extensive Knowledge on operation of training aircraft and heavy transport aircraft, he commanded a large air base in North India with a mixed fleet of light, medium and heavy transport aircraft (An-32, An-12 and IL-76 aircraft) MIG 21s and heavy lift helicopters. He has also held the appointments of Assistant Director of Personnel (Officers) and Joint Director Air Staff Inspections at Air Headquarters. He was the last IAF Base Commander in Jaffna. He was decorated with the YudhSeva Medal for service with the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka in 1987-88.
A Student with a brilliant Academic record, he Won the school Roll of Honour (Delhi Public School, 1962), and the President's Gold Medal (National Defence Academy, May 1965). He has an M Sc degree from Madras University. He has conducted several Courts of Inquiry on aircraft accidents and authored papers on Improving air maintenance and training.