Indian Air Force celebrates 76th anniversary

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New Delhi, Oct 8: The Indian Air Force (IAF) is celebrating its 76th anniversary on Wednesday, Oct 8. An air display by 52 aircraft will form part of the Air Force Day Parade-cum-investiture ceremony at Air Force Station, Hindon. Aircraft will fly at heights from 60 metres to 300 metres above ground level till Wedesday, Oct 8.

The areas over which aircraft will be flying at low levels are Wazirpur bridge - Karwalnagar - Afjalpur - Hindon, Shamli - Jiwana - Chandinagar - Hindon, Hapur - Philkua - Ghaziabad - Hindon. Air display will start with Para Motor, and NCC operated aero models performing prior to the sky diving display during which sky divers of the Akash Ganga team will jump from an AN-32 aircraft.

The Air Force Day Parade will commence with Ensign formation of three MI-17 helicopters in Vic formation trooping the Air Force Ensign at a height of 60 metres and speed of 80 Kmph, closely followed by Vic formations of three each Bison (Mig-21), Vijay (Mig-23), Vajra (Mirage 2000) and Baaz (Mig-29) aircraft. This will be followed by three Sukhoi in Vic formation. The formation pulls up steeply in front of the dias carrying out an upward and outward maneuvers.

This will be followed by a display by the well-known 'SARANG' helicopter display team of the IAF comprising four ALH helicopters.

The grand finale will be a scintillating formation aerobatics ballet by the renowned Surya Kiran Aerobatics team (SKAT).

They will take off in front of the audience followed by a breath taking display of synchronized low level maneuvering in close formation.


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