The air display will commence with Para Motor and powered Hang Glider performance, followed by flag bearing sky divers of Akash Ganga Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft.
The commencement of Air Force Day Parade will be marked by fly past of three Mi-17 V5 helicopters in Vic formation trooping the Air Force Ensign at a height of 40 Mtrs and speed of 80 Kmph. A Chakra formation comprising three Mi-35 attack helicopters would follow. This will be followed by a Hercules formation consisting of one C-130 J flanked by two AN- 32s followed by Spectrum formation comprising one C-130 J in the lead with two AVRO and two AN-32 aircraft in Echelon position on either side.
The fighter flypast will be led by three Jaguars in Vic formation closely followed by Vic formations of Bison (MiG-21), Baaz (MiG-29), Vajra (Mirage 2000) aircraft and SU-30 MKI aircraft. This would be followed by a Sukhoi aircraft carrying out a ‘Vertical Charlie’ manoeuvre.
Also, rolling off the runway of the Hindan airbase, would be the De Havilland Tiger Moth of the IAF’s Vintage Aircraft Flight. Flown by Group Captain A S Lamba in 1989, today it was captained by Wing Commander H Kulshreshtha, a test pilot at the Aircraft and Systems Testing Establishment.
This aircraft has made its first public appearance after 23 years. It was inducted into the pre-independence Royal Indian Air Force in 1940 as the basic trainer aircraft and 150 of these aircraft served in the Elementary Flying School at Jodhpur up until 1957 , when it was replaced by the HAL built HT-2.
Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, DFC has flown this aircraft during his active service. This aircraft is an open cockpit, two seat trainer with a cruise speed of 75 miles per hour and an endurance of two and a half hours. It is powered by Gypsy Major Engine capable of generating 130 Brake horsepower and is fitted with a fixed pitch propeller.