MIT appoints actor Ajith as Helicopter Test Pilot

By NT Bureau Published on May 04, 2018 05:26 PM IST

The Madras Institute of Technology has appointed Ajith as its Helicopter Test Pilot and UAV System Adviser ahead of UAV challenge in September at Australia. They will develop UAV 4 Medical Express-2018 which will be flown to collect Patient Blood samples in a radius of 30 Kms.

All know that Ajith has a craze for such things and flew remote helicopters in the past.

The actor, who first developed an interest in aero-modelling as a school student, has over the years nurtured his passion for designing and operating remote-controlled vehicles. He volunteered to be a part of MIT’s Team Dhaksha, which is participating in the UAV Challenge.

Anna University cleared his appointment on Thursday. The actor, who is paid several crores of rupees for his film projects, will receive a salary of Rs 1,000 per visit. He has offered to donate it for the education of MIT’s poorer students.

On the professional front, Ajith is getting ready to begin shoot for Viswasam. Directed by Siruthai Siva, it has Nayanthara as heroine. Music is by D Imman and it is produced by Sathyajothi Thyagarajan.