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Updated: March 17, 2014 00:55 IST

UK pilots seal air show finale

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HYDERABAD. 13/03/2014:IT’S CURTAINS: The visitors having one last look at one of the international flights leaving the Begumpet Airport on the conclusion of the five-day Aviation Show in Hyderabad on Sunday.
BY ARRANGMENT HYDERABAD. 13/03/2014:IT’S CURTAINS: The visitors having one last look at one of the international flights leaving the Begumpet Airport on the conclusion of the five-day Aviation Show in Hyderabad on Sunday.

‘Synchronised smoke acts’ enthral people

Daredevil pilots Mark Jefferies and Tom Cassells from UK enthralled the public with their stunning manoeuvres and unique “synchronized smoke acts” on the last day of the India Aviation show 2014 that concluded on Sunday at the Begumpet airport.

The five-day event witnessed the participation of about 250 exhibitors related to the aviation industry including major ones like Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier and Rolls Royce. About 18 aircraft were displayed as part of the event which included the Airbus A380, the world’s largest passenger aircraft and Boeing Dreamliner.

The number of business visitors on the first three days of the event was around 5,000. The last two days saw a large turnout of general public. While on Saturday around 8,000 people visited the show, on Sunday the number almost doubled to 15,000.

The highlight of the event was the aerobatics show, which returned with this edition.

The event was organised by FICCI and Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

The theme of this edition was “enhancing air connectivity”. The next edition of the Aviation Show will be held in the year 2016 from March 16 to 20.

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