Tours & Trips

Motivational Trip to ASTE (Aircraft System and Testing Establishment)

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We, the cadets of class 11 visited ASTE(AIRCRAFT SYSTEM AND TESTING ESTABLISHMENT) ,Bangalore  on 15th December.

We departed from school at 3:00 am and reached ASTE at 9:30am. First we were authenticated to visit ASTE by issuing an ID card. Eventually we were taken to the auditorium in order to be briefed about the functioning of ASTE by Wg.Cdr. Prashant.
ASTE was first established in Kanpur( in the year 1948) and later shifted to Bangalore( in the year 1973).

The main agenda of ASTE is to train flight test engineers, test pilots, test crew and recommend changes in the weapon system of IAF. They also test different missiles such as BRAHMOS, ASTRA, NGAR, NGCCM, etc. and its incorporation in the defence forces.


 We even learnt many technical terms such as:

  • SAAW: Smart anti airfield weapon
  • NVG  :  Night vision goggles
  • ATU   :  Aircraft testing unit
  • ALH   :  Advanced light helicopter

Subsequently, we were taken to hangars where we saw a variety of aircrafts and helicopters such as Hawk, Chetak, ALH Dhruv, Kiran, Microlight, etc.

Lastly, we visited the museum where we saw a few models of aircrafts and weapons. We also saw things related to famous personalities such as the helmet of Sqn.ldr. Rakesh Sharma (which he wore during his moon expedition), the cricket bat of MS Dhoni endorsed with the signature of  all Indian cricket team players. There were many mementos presented by various nations and private defence institutions to the IAF as a reminder of the joint mock drills conducted. We gained a lot of knowledge regarding the equipment used by IAF.

Overall ,it was an informative and motivating trip.
From the entire class 11, I wholeheartedly thank our school management for providing this opportunity to visit this institution.


The cadets of class 10th were taken on a two day educational trip to one of the most strategically important locations of the Indian Navy, INS Kadamba, located in Karwar district of Karnataka, the land of contrasting landscapes. The most joy and josh filled cadets were accompanied by the enthusiastic escort staff, Subedar Jitendra Singh, Mr.Ashokan N V, Ms. Bheemambika, Mr. Pinto and Mr. Ashok. The wheels started rolling by 0900 hrs on 14 December 2023 after the Principal's address, leaving the cadets motivated and eager towards the fun filled trip. After a long journey, the cadets stopped for lunch at Mangalore.

The journey resumed at 1500 hrs towards a halt at the roadside beaches at Udupi. The journey concluded with the cadets reaching the Navaratna Lodge in Karwar at 2120 hrs, after which we were served with dinner.  The next morning (15 December 2023), the cadets left to visit their most awaited destination,  INS Kadamba, at 0800 hrs after breakfast. An  hour and twenty minutes later, in INS Kadamba, the cadets got off at the marvellous Naval base, where INS Vikramaditya was docked. They entered INS Vikramaditya, whose captain is Captain(IN) Vishal Bishnoi. There were numerous displays, mannequines and artefacts where the cadets could witness and learn various things like:
The takeoff and landing of aircraft on the deck, the safety equipment used during a fire accident on board, the arms and ammunition used by the navy personnel, the communication system used by the crew of INS Vikramaditya, types of fire accidents and extinguishers on board, the code names of various Naval ships. After alighting from the ship, the cadets were served with snacks and given an opportunity to purchase various insignia sold by the staff at the Naval base.  The cadets left the Naval base after having lunch there. At 1620 hrs, the cadets visited the Murudeshwar Temple to offer their prayers.  Again, at 1730 hrs, we boarded the bus and were back to school at 0345 hrs on 16 December 2023.

The trip was a memorable and educative one, and every cadet and staff on the tour will cherish this trip. The cadets learned equally as much as they enjoyed.

6th Nov 2023 -Tour Report

tournov23 atournov23 btournov23 cIn the morning, at around 0830hrs, we left Sainik School Kodagu on 6 November 2023. It was a cold and crisp morning. We were divided into two buses, and everyone were excited. We stopped at Chamrajanagar for our lunch. We had our lunch at Bhagya Restaurant over there. After an hour or so into our journey, we got a first view of Satyamangalam Forest. Our journey through the forest was full of excitement. We spotted a Sloth Bear and some Wild Boars. Later, we reached Dimbham, a ghat section, which had 27 hairpin curves. We endured all those curves despite the 305 degree turns. After successfully crossing the curves, we set course to Tirupur.

At Tirupur, we visited a cotton textile factory where we saw electric and automated weaving machines which, they said, worked 24*7. We interacted with the owner and the workers who were working there. We learnt that the machines never stopped and workers worked in shifts throughout the day and night. We also had ‘Bondas’ for snacks there. After that, we started towards Sainik School Amaravathinagar.

As soon as we reached Sainik School Amaravathinagar, we went to Cadets’ Mess, had our dinner and went to dormitories. The people who served us in the mess were actually the coaches of different games and the warden was a Basketball coach. I wish it was the same in our school also so that the cadets of our school would get training in sports throughout the year and would be able to perform better at tournaments. The staff at Sainik School Amaravathinagar were very friendly. We interacted with them for some time after dinner. The day was very exhaustive. So, we slept like the dead ones. In the morning, we woke up at 0300hrs, took bath and were ready to leave by 0500hrs. We had a cup of black tea and left for Sulur by 0530hrs. 

We reached the Air Force Station, Sulur by 0830hrs. We had our breakfast which was packed from Sainik School Amaravathinagar and sat in an auditorium. An officer briefed us about career opportunities in Indian Air Force. Gp Cpt S Sriram addressed us and after coming out we were briefed by JWO Dashrat Singh, Security head of the Air Force Station, Sulur. Later we were escorted by JWO Jashwant Singh through the Air Force Station. Air Force Station Sulur consisted of 5 BRD (Base Repair Depot) and 43 Wing of Indian Air Force.

First, we visited the radar system where Corporal Ram Avtar Singh explained us about the three different vehicles ESV (Energy Source Vehicle), RSV (Radar Sensor Vehicle) and DCV (Data Centre Vehicle). We also went inside DCV. After that we went to see Sarang helicopters where Corporal K.K Saini explained us about the helicopters. After that we went to the 33 Sqn to see AN-32 transport aircraft. We also saw the landing of a Dornier and take-off of an AN-32 aircraft. Sergeant Abhishek explained us about the aircraft and the controls inside the cockpit of AN-32. After learning about AN-32, We had our lunch in Airmen Mess of 43 Wing of Indian Air Force. After lunch, we went to the huge hangars beside the runway to see Mi-17 V5 helicopters and indigenously made LCA Tejas where Corporal Amit Singh and Sergeant Nizamuddin explained us about the respective aircrafts. After that, Gp Cpt S Sriram addressed us again and we thanked everyone and left. From there, we directly went to Amaravathi Reservoir. Mr. Praveen, PGT Computer Science was kind enough to come with us and show us around.

We reached Sainik School Amaravathinagar at around 1930hrs. We had our dinner and Lt Col Deepu K, Administrative Officer of Sainik School Amaravathinagar interacted with us. He said, “It is a tradition in Armed forces that you go and meet if someone of your region visits your place”. He was from Bengaluru. The next day we had our breakfast and left the school after thanking everyone at around 0730hrs.

We went to Isha Foundation, Coimbatore where we had a spiritual experience of yoga. I learnt that the bust sculpture of Adiyogi situated there was the largest in the world (112 ft). From there we started our journey back towards Sainik School Kodagu. We also visited Bannariamman Temple on the way. We had our dinner at Chamrajanagar and we saw some elephants on the way. We reached school at around 0200hrs on 9 November 2023. 

I would like to thank our school, all the escort teachers Mr. Raghavendra Raje Urs, TGT English, Mr. Y Venkataramana, TGT Social Science, Mr. Manjappa G K, TGT Kannada, Ms. Rukmini, Counsellor, Mr. Rakshith, Warden, Mr. Prakash, General Employee, staff of Sainik School Amaravathinagar, Officers and Airmen at Air Force Station, Sulur, bus drivers and everyone who gave us an opportunity to learn all these things.

-Cdt. Nishanth Narayan
Roll No 1311, IX C
(Technical help-Cdt. Nishant P Sambrani,
Roll No 1581, IX C)

A Report on Education trip of Class VIII
















  1. Air force Technical College, Bangalore

A contingent of 64 cadets of class VIII visited AFTC Bangalore, as to motivate them to have first-hand exposure to the reputed Indian Air force. The team was highly motivated by the pristine campus and the hospitality of co-ordination team and the officers at AFTC. An introductory speech about AFTC was delivered to explain various training courses in the force and the session was found very informative. A documentary video depicting about AFTC was also screened.

The cadets visited the following venues at AFTC.
(i) Aircraft landing and usage of radar
(ii) Telephone radio transmission and communication
(iii) Different aircraft engines and their parts, fuel combination chambers
(iv) Disaster management with aircrafts
(v) Carrying explosives, rockets in aircraft
(vi) Qualification for various opportunities to join air force.

After visiting all the venues, Cadets learnt
(a) How communication taken place from land to air
(b) Different air craft engines , their parts and usage
(c) How radar helps in detecting nearby aircrafts through signals
(d) Career in Air force through AFCAT , NDA

2. Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bangalore

 It is a place of knowledge where students have fun learning science. It houses a treasure trove of machines and artifacts related to science and technology.  Its interactive exhibits make this a great place for cadets to develop a love for science and technology. There are exhibition Halls on Engines, Electricity, Fun
Science, Space, Biotechnology & Electronics. Animated dinosaurs, a life-size model of the Wright Brothers' flyer and a Steam locomotive are other attractions and made the students think about it.
There are interesting shows like 'Science on a sphere', 'Tramadol', '3d film show' and 'Science show' held at regular intervals. The 'Science for Kids' gallery is the new addition to the Museum. This is a place designed for tiny tots to play unhindered and engage with science.

After visiting, students learnt
i. Different types of artificial satellite functioning
ii. Mirror maze showing reflection
iii. 3D show of life underneath the sea
iv. Generations of computers with devices
v. Solar power energy utilization in agriculture and other areas.





Report on NAPOKLU Hockey Tournament

The world-famous “Kodava family Hockey tournament”, which was halted due to covid-19 for the past three years, resumed again on 20th March 2023. This year the Appachettolanda family hosted the 23rd Kodava hockey cup edition. The hockey tournament is one of the most popular events in the Kodagu district. This year the venue if the sports tournament is Napoklu. A contingent of 21 cadets received an opportunity to witness three matches on 22 March 2023. The cadets enjoyed the hockey match and were happy to know some of the interesting facts about the hockey tournament like the oldest participant being a 73 old player and the youngest being just 3 years old. The hockey tournament has 387 teams of Kodava families from different parts of Kodagu. The events were an inspiration to the cadets as it promotes team spirit and promotes family reunions. The cadets were invited for a group photograph after the event and the organizers expressed their gratitude to the Principal, staff, and cadets of Sainik School Kodagu for being a part of the event.

BHM Reneesh K (APTC), Mr. Sayyad Zakeer(TGT-Hindi), Mr.BipinAppachu(Warden), and Mr.Kamble(GE) were the escort staffs.



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