More than 400 personnel of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and their families took part in a three-week, multi-adventure camp of the Southern Air Command (SAC) which concluded here on May 6.
Various adventure activities were organised at the Air Force Stations Sulur, Coimbatore, and at Akkulam here.
A press release issued here said the event was organised ‘to promote the spirit of adventure, camaraderie, and sportsmanship among air warriors.'
In the first phase, skydiving, parasailing, and power hang-gliding were conducted from April 16 to 22 at Sulur. Men and women skydiving teams also participated in the camp. A total of 136 skydives were carried out from an AN-32 aircraft. As many as 90 power hang-glider sorties and 78 parasailing activities were undertaken.
Rock climbing and beach trekking were conducted at the SAC headquarters at Akkulam from April 23 to 29 in the second phase.
Trekking from Shanghumugham beach to Kappil Lake was undertaken by 25 air warriors, covering a distance of 70 km in four days. Over 103 air warriors and their families participated in the rock-climbing events.
In the last phase, jet-skiing and aqua-sailing events were held at Kappil from April 30 to May 6.
As many as 68 aqua-sail launches were logged, the release said.