MNS:- The Indian Air Force celebrates its 80th anniversary on 08 Oct 2012. An air display by various aircraft will form part of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan. The rehearsal of the air display will commence from 1st October 2012. The areas over which aircraft will be flying at low levels are Wazirpur bridge – Karwalnagar – Afjalpur – Hindan, Shamli – Jiwana – Chandinagar – Hindon, Hapur – Philkua – Ghaziabad – Hindan.
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 the same to the nearest air force unit / police station to arrange for its disposal or please call / sms to officer incharge bird hazard combat team (bhct) on cell no. 9910622314.
The air display will commence with flag bearing sky divers of AKASH GANGA Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft.
The commencement of the Air Force Day Parade will be marked by fly past of “ENSIGN” formation comprising of three Mi-17 V5 helicopters in Vic formation trooping the Air Force Ensign. “CHAKRA” formation comprising three Mi-25/35 in Vic formation would follow. This will be followed by “HERCULES” formation comprising of one C-130J Hercules aircraft and two AN-32 aircraft in echelon position on either side, followed by “SPECTRUM’ formation comprising one C-130J Hercules aircraft in the lead with two Avro and two Dornier aircraft flying past in “ECHELON’ position.
The fighter flypast will be led by three JAGUAR aircraft in Vic formation closely followed by BISON (MiG-21), BAAZ (MiG-29), VAJRA (Mirage 2000) aircraft and Su-30 MKI (Sukhoi) aircraft in Vic formation. Followed by a Su-30 MKI aircraft carrying out low level aerobatic display as grand finale to the ceremony.
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