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Awesome aerobatics display during Air Force Day celebrations
Spectacular display of aerobatics by Russian-acquired SU-30 and nine Surya Kiran aircraft will climax the 72nd anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force on Ocotber 8.

A total of 51 aircraft including MiG-29's, Jaguars, upgraded MiG -21 Bisons, swing wing Mig-23 and Mirage aircraft would take part in the aero display at the end of the Air Force Day parade at Palam Technical Area.

Also taking part in the fly-past would be IAF's latest acquisition Il-78 mid-air refueller, MI-35 Helicopter gunships as well as indigenous Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv, according to an Air Force spokesman here.

"The fighter aircraft would be flying at heights varying from 60 to 150 meters above the ground with the fighter flypast being ushered in by five Jaguars which took part recently in multi-nation exercises in Alaska in United States", he said.

The Jaguars would be followed by arrowhead formations of Bison, Mig-23,Mig 29 and Mirage 2000, which would be tailed by the IL-78 mid air refueller with two Jaguars fighters plugged in.

The air show would be climxed by a Su-30 carrying out a vertical charlie over the tenchical area, while two Mig-29 air superiority fighters escorting it would peel outwards.

The spokesman said the grand finale would be an aerobatic display by the IAF's nine Surya Kiran fighters. PTI

Posted by Jehangir Unwalla @ 7:02 AM


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