Air Force conducts full dress rehearsal
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Indian Air Force
personnel during the full dress rehearsal at Ghaziabad’s Hindon base on Sunday | Photo: PTI
The Indian Air Force on Sunday conducted a full dress rehearsal, including air drills of both vintage aircraft and modern fleet, at its Hindon base for the 87th IAF Day on October 8.
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personnel perform a drill with rifles | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma
Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in presence of IAF chief and senior officials of the three armed forces.
Spell-binding aerobatic displays lined up
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Sarang helicopters perform aerobatic stunts | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma
The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932, and the force has participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions.
Both vintage aircraft and modern fleet showcased
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IAF showcases Apache and Chinook helicopters at the full dress rehearsal ahead of Air Force Day
| Photo: Sanjay K Sharma
The flypast would include vintage and modern transport aircraft and frontline fighters, an Air Force official said.
Akash Ganga team's air display
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A couple of airplanes flying at Hindon base during the full dress rehersal | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma
The air display on Ocotber 8 will commence with flag-bearing sky divers of the famous Akash Ganga team dropping out of an AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies, an Air Force official said.
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A Sukhoi fighter jet performing aerobatic stunts during the rehearsal | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma
Getting it right
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IAF personnel practising for the Air force day | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma
IAF carries out a mock drill
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Mock drill during the full dress rehearsal | Photo: PTI
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A spectator clicks pictures as Sarang helicopters perform aerobatic stunts | Photo: PTI
Surya Kiran jets in action
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Indian Air Force
Surya Kiran jet aircrafts perform aerobatic stunts during the rehearsals | Photo: PTI