Published On : Sun, Sep 27th, 2015

IAF men and machine dazzle at air show in Nagpur

IMG_3250Nagpur: The Indian Air Force (IAF) today conducted a thrilling display of men and machine at a show where sky jumpers and aircraft presented breathtaking skills and manoeuvring.

IMG_3253The show, ‘Air Fest-2015’, entertained a colourful Sunday crowd at the Prade Ground of Maintenance Command at Vayusena Nagar here. The event was conducted as part of the 83rd anniversary celebrations of IAF to showcase its various facets and motivate the youth to join the force.

IMG_3249A fly past by MI17 V5 Helicopters and Avro aircraft, aerial display by powered hang glider and aero modelling were among other attractions.

‘Akash Ganga’, the sky diving team of IAF comprising skillful para jumpers of Paratroops Training School, Agra exhibited their skills during the show.

IMG_3251The ‘Sarang’ team, flying the indigenously built Dhruv helicopters, made spectacular formations in the skies, leaving the audience enthralled. Group Captain A S Abhyankar led the ‘Sarang’ team.

IMG_3254The other highlights were ‘slithering’ by IAF commandos and a breathtaking performance by the Air Warrior Drill Team (AWDT).