Aero India 2017: Yakovlevs, Tejas and Skycats steal the show

Yakovlevs, LCA Tejas and Scadinavian Skycats team stole the show at the fourth day of the Aero India 2017 in Bengaluru on Friday.

Being held at the Yelahanka base in the city's outskirts, the 11th edition of the five-day aerospace and defence event has included civil aviation and airport infrastructure for the first time to showcase products and technologies.

The biennial air show and aviation exhibition in said to be the largest air show in Asia and second largest in the world after Paris air show. Around 270 Indian and 279 foreign firms participated in the event this year.

Scandinavian air acrobats

A spectacular show by Scandinavian air acrobatics team at the Yelahanka enthralled the spectators.


The Skycats team, comprising three women, perform death-defying stunts atop a moving aircraft walk. The Scandinavian Airshow, with their Skycats team, displayed daredevil moves in Aero India 2017.

Light Combat Aircraft Tejas

The HAL Tejas is single-seat, single-jet engine, multi-role light fighter designed by the Aeronautical Development Agency and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the Indian Air Force and Navy.

General characteristics of Tejas:

Length: 13.20 m

Wingspan: 8.20 m

Height: 4.40 m

Wing area: 38.4 m

Spectators watching daring feats

As the Air Show was thrown open to the public, the spectators gathered in large numbers to watch feats in the sky.

Aircrafts lined up on the tarmac

Aircrafts taking part in the Aero India 2017 at the Yelahanka airbase.


A Yakovlev ready to take off for the aerobatic display at Aero India 2017.

(All pics: Twitter @SpokespersonMoD)

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