President Pratibha Patil [ Images ] is not scared of undertaking a sortie in a two-seater Sukhoi-30 frontline fighter jet plane of the IAF next week at Pune.
"Why should I? I am the supreme commander (of the Armed Forces)," 74-year-old Patil said, when asked if she was scared to be air-borne in a warplane.
The President, who may set a world record by becoming the oldest woman to fly in a fighter jet aircraft at a speed close to the supersonic level, seemed fully confident of undertaking the journey from the 30 Squadron Base of the Air Force.
Patil told reporters at a function on Tuesday that she was "looking forward" to her maiden flight in a SU-30 MKI on November 25.