A breathtaking display of air power and brilliant aerobatics by fighter jets and helicopters on Wednesday enthralled the audience at the 10th Aero India show where famed international aerobatic teams left the crowd awestruck with their death-defying stunts.
First to hit the sky was a tiny Tiger Moth, the vintage aircraft that was once used as primary trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force during World War II and was also the basic trainer aircraft in the IAF initially.
It was followed by India’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas which pulled off some stunts.
Another Indian product that amazed all was the Light Combat Helicopter made by state-run HAL.
Its reverse flying, a feature uncommon for conventional helicopters, was much appreciated along with its manoeuvring skills.
Not to be left behind, the wing walkers from Sweden left everyone stunned as two girls did aerobatic feats on board a flying plane.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi could be seen following the stunts of many aircraft closely.
The Rafale, negotiations for which between French firm Dassault and the Indian Ministry of Defence have hit rough weather, also flew.
However, it was forced to delay its take off by a few minutes following bird activity. Many a times, for the audience, the birds looked too close to the planes for comfort.