While we feel proud for The President Of India - Pratibha Patil, my question is .....?

Was it necessary for Pratibha Patil to take a flight in Sukhoi 30 (fighter plane )? Since this involves lot of man power and government expenditure. She became first women aged 74 to fly in Sukhoi 30 and has been entered in Guinness Book of Records. 2 more Sukhoi's were flown to escort her ensuring her safety.... show more Was it necessary for Pratibha Patil to take a flight in Sukhoi 30 (fighter plane )? Since this involves lot of man power and government expenditure. She became first women aged 74 to fly in Sukhoi 30 and has been entered in Guinness Book of Records. 2 more Sukhoi's were flown to escort her ensuring her safety. All the fitness rules were overseen to allow her to fly. Is it right for her to fly for personal pleasure and fame? She is no person to evaluate performance of Sukhoi. What do u think?
Update: * She is no person to evaluate performance of Sukhoi " by this i mean she does not have any technical know how, Other wise she(President Of India) is head of all Defence force of India so she definitely has the authority.
Update 2: Is it ethical to waste Nation's resources for personal fun and fame?
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