BENGALURU: The third day of the 11th edition of Aero Show drew a huge crowd from the general public due to various international aerobatic teams.
There were different stunts and somersaults performed by helicopter display team ‘Sarang’.
The Indian Air force’s ‘Surya Kiran’, was led by a team of five Wing Commanders. During this edition of Aero India, SKAT (Surya Kiran Aerobatics Team) marked their 500th public display aerobatics formation.
SKYCATS- the Scandinavian Air Show Acrobatics team displayed maneuvers with two female acrobats on top of the Catwalk waving at the crowd. The Catwalk colored the sky in the Indian tri color. Other displays included stunts by HTT 40, Tejas, Su 30mki, Sarang helicopter, Rafale, Grip
-pen, and Pilatus training aircraft.
“This is my second visit to Aero Show. I enjoy the display of the various aircraft’s. This is a very rare opportunity to see such a display from not only the Indian Air Force but also various other aircraft and fighter planes like the Pilatus training aircraft or the Rafale fighter planes. But, this time I think there is less number of airplanes and the show is comparatively less advanced in terms of display and stunts,” said Laxmi K, one of the spectators of the event and a regular visitor of Aero Show since 2011.
Embraer 145 AEW&C (Airborne Early Warning and Control) aircraft equipped with the first AESA (Active Electronic Scanning Array) radar, LUH were showcased for the first time at the Aero Show.
Embraer was absent from this Aero Show. Several deals have been struck with the Ministry of Defence, India and international Aerospace and Defence related companies. Airbus has signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) for establishing a Centre of Excellence for aerospace skill development in Hyderabad, in collaboration with Government of Telangana, National Skills Development Corporation India, and Aerocampus France.
Whereas Rolls-Royce will open its first SDC (Service Delivery Centre) in India.