A Veteran Fighter Pilot of the Indian Air Force with over 3,000 hours experience on various fighter aircrafts, he is the Partner in-charge of the aviation division of the firm. His professional qualifications obtained in the Indian Air Force include the A2 Category Qualified Flying Instructor (A2 QFI), Fighter Combat Leader (FCL) and a Graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India. As a QFI, he trained student pilots from ab initio to advanced stage. Post retirement he joined Civil Aviation as a Pilot, flying for various Corporate houses in India, Malaysia, and Bangladesh. He has over 4,000 hours on the Hawker 800, Hawker 800XP and Falcon 900EX with extensive international flying operations. He was also an Instructor and Examiner on the Hawker 800 and Hawker 800XP. .
Wg Cdr Sharma has assisted in the sale and purchase of the Hawker 800 and the Falcon 900EX aircraft for different corporate houses in the Private category as well as in the Non-scheduled Operator’s Permit (NSOP) category i.e. charter operations. He also set up and managed the aviation department of Bharat Forge from 2005-09.