Zakir Hussein

 

New Delhi. The Indian Air Force celebrates its 77th anniversary on 08 Oct 2009. An air display by various aircraft will form part of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Hindon. The rehearsal of the air display will commence from 03rd October 2009. The areas over which aircraft will be flying at low levels are Wazirpurpur Bridge – Karwalnagar – Afjalpur – Hindan, Shamli – Jiwana – Chandinagar – Hindon, Hapur – Philkua – Ghaziabad – Hindon.

BIRDS POSE A SERIOUS THREAT TO AIRCRAFT FLYING AT LOW LEVELS. EATABLES THROWN OUT IN THE OPEN ATTRACT BIRDS. TO ENSURE A SAFE FLY PAST, THE INDIAN AIR FORCE REQUESTS THE CITIZEN OF DELHI, GHAZIABAD AND ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD NOT TO THROW EATABLES AND GARBAGE IN THE OPEN. ALSO, IF THEY FIND ANY CARCASS OUT IN THE OPEN, THEY ARE REQUESTED TO REPORT TO THE NEAREST AIR FORCE UNIT / POLICE STATION TO ARRANGE FOR ITS DISPOSAL.

The air display will commence with Para Motor and powered Hang Glider performance followed by flag bearing sky divers of Akash Ganga Team dropping out of an AN-32 aircraft .

The commencement of the Air Force Day Parade will be marked by fly past of three Mi-17 helicopters in Vic formation trooping the Air Force Ensign at a height of 60 Mtrs and speed of 80 Kmph. A Chakra formation comprising of three Mi-25 / Mi-35 would follow. This will be followed by a Spectrum comprising of one Dornier in the lead with two AVRO and two AN-32 aircraft in echelon position on wither side. The spectators would see for the very first time the AWACS (Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems) aircraft which would be escorted by two SU-30 MKI.

The fighter fly past will be led by three Jaguars in Vic formation closely followed by Vic formation of three each Bison (Mig-21), Baaz (Mig-29), Vajra (Mirage 2000) aircraft and a SU-30 MKI aircraft. One Sukhoi aircraft of the formation will then carry out four turn in Vertical Charlie manoeuvre.

The grand finale would be marked by aerobatics by Sarang ALH team followed by synchronized low level maneuvering the close formation by HJT-16 aircraft of the Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team (SKAT).

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