IAF celebrates 78th anniversary

Posted By: Mamatha
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New Delhi, Oct 8: As a part of 78th anniversary of the Indian Air Force, the IAF officers and airmen will present breathtaking display of air power on Friday, Oct 8, at Air Force Station Hindon.

The Air Force Day ceremony will begin with para-motor and powered hang glider performance.

This will be followed by sky drivers of the Akash Ganga team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft bearing flags.

A fly past of three Mi-17 helicopters trooping the Air Force ensign will be followed by a formation of Mi-25 and Mi-35 helicopters.

A transport fly past will be lead by a Dornier with two HS-748 and two An-32 aircraft in echelon positions on either side.

The fighter flypast will be led by formations of SEPECAT Jaguar, MiG-21 Bison, MiG-29 Baaz, Mirage 2000 Vajra, and the Sukhoi Su-30 MKI aircraft.

The grand finale would be marked by aerobatics by the HAL Advanced Light Helicopter equipped Sarang and HAL HJT–16 Kiran MkII equipped Surya Kiran aerobatics teams.

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