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The History of the Jodhpur Flying Club is the remarkable story of the Indian Maharaja's passion for flight, and his contruibutions to the early commercial air routes to the southeast Asia. His Highness Maharajah Umaid Singh was intrumental in establishing one of the first air bases in India. During the 1920's and 1930's this visionary member of one of India's most distinguished families created the Jodhpur Flying Club newar to Jodhpur's giant Chittar Palace. Today that small air fields is now one of the Indian Air Forces's premier military bases. From the 1920's until the 1950's the royal family of Jodhpur pushed the frontiers of Indian aviation and in doing so assisted the Allied war effort during World War II.