Making its debut, the six-member woman sky-diving team jumped from an An-32 aircraft at a height of 8000 ft and touched down the tarmac to a thundering applause from the audience. The team, led by Wing Commander Asha Jyothirmai, left the spectators spellbound as it went through a series of mid-air formations before touching down.
The team members have undergone a two-year gruelling training in India and the US. The C-130J made its debut in two formations over its home base in the fly past with a set of two Avros, Dorniers and An-32s each. The IAF has placed orders for six C-130Js, five of which have already been based here. A total of 35 aircraft including the Su-30 MKI, Jaguar, Mirage-2000 and the MiG 21 Bisons along with Mi-17 choppers took part in the aerial show.