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With scintillating aerobatics, IAF to enthrall audience on Air Force Day

SNS | New Delhi |

Sky divers dropping out of AN-32 aircraft, a flypast by vintage and modern, supersonic fighter jets and a dazzling aerobatic display will be the highlights of the 85th Indian Air Force (IAF) Day on 8 October.

The celebrations will be held at the Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh and the rehearsals will commence a week before on 1 October.

“The Indian Air Force proudly celebrates its 85th anniversary on 8 October, 2017. A scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station,” an official statement by the IAF said.

“Rehearsals will commence from 1 October, 2017. The general area over which aircraft will be flying at low levels are Wazirpur bridge, Karwalnagar, Afjalpur, Hindan, Shamli, Jiwana, Chandinagar, Hindon, Hapu, Philkua, Ghaziabad,” it added.

According to the IAF, the air display will commence with flag bearing sky divers of famous ‘Akash Ganga’ team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies.

It will be followed by the flypast that would include vintage aircrafts as well as modern transport aircrafts and frontline fighter aircrafts.

The ceremony will conclude with a scintillating aerobatic display, the IAF said.

Air Force Day is celebrated to mark the day the Indian air force was officially established in 1932. Apart from defending Indian air space, the air force also delivers humanitarian aid and disaster relief material during natural calamities.