The static display of the IAF was a slight disappointment as I was really hoping to see some MiG aircraft , so either a -27 or -29. Unfortunately either of them was put on display, but 'only' for jets – Su-30MKI, Tejas, Mirage 2000 and Hawk - as well as the first C-130J for the Indian Air Force, that flew in to Yelahanka on Tuesday, only 4 days after setting up the new IAF C-130J Squadron.
A Dhruv and the 2nd LCH completed the ground exhibition.
The static display grew a lot compared to the previous years, but was mainly due to the expansion of the area for business jets. Apart from that only a few USAF aircraft were present and no sign of military aircraft from neighbouring countries. Maybe this could be pushed a little more in the future?!
Arrival of the first C-130J for India for the static display:
And some impressions of the show:
- Category: 2011
- Published: 15 February 2011
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