Grand finale awaits Aero-India

Bangalore: Russian Knights and Flying Bulls aerobatic teams will conquer the Aero-India skies at Yelahanka for the last time on Sunday. The desi Sarang helicopters will soar yet again, and the gigantic C-17 Globemaster will take off for that final hurray, as curtains are all set to be drawn on the biggest airshow in this ...

Crowds brave hot sun to catch magic in the sky

The first day of the five-day Aero India show for the public drew a strong crowd with over 40,000 people visiting the Yelahanka Air Force Station on Saturday, braving the blazing sun and traffic congestion on Bellary Road to reach the venue. Long queues greeted visitors at the Air Force Station and they had wait ...

Spying enemy’s den at close range

The enemy is barely a few kilometres away, armed and dangerous. Lurking behind a hill, the Indian jawan launches a handheld micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and readies for action. The micro UAV takes off without a buzz, hovers a few metres above the ground and gets behind enemy lines hoodwinking the radars. Moments later, ...

Saras set to take off again in a month

Bangalore: Four years after Saras crashed, killing all the three persons onboard on the outskirts of the City, the indigenous aircraft is all set to fly again in a month’s time. “We expect a Saras flight by February-end or early March. A number of tests have to be completed and a clearance from the flight ...

Floored by the guts and glory

There are a sizeable number of foreign delegates and tourists at the ongoing ‘Aero India 2013’, most of whom call it a landmark event. Some of the stunts in the skies, they say, have left them speechless. Metrolife caught up with a few foreigners, who have been braving the extreme heat to watch their favourite ...

Defence helicopter makers see big market in India

Bangalore: Helicopter makers Eurocopter and Sikorsky are looking at big opportunities in Indian defence. The Indian government is planning to procure close to 400 helicopters that would be used by the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Order announcements and requests for proposals for these are expected this year. The major ones among these ...

Airshow, the run(a)way pride

The final day of the latest edition of Aero India mirrored the first day, failing expectations in sync with the attitude of the organisers. If the previous edition was marred by the ‘bribe-for-display’ scam that saw a court of inquiry being initiated against a wing commander rank officer, the one this year was generally a ...

Aerobatic display marks the conclusion of Aero India 2013

Aerobatic display by metal birds enthralled tens of thousands of aviation enthusiasts at Yelahanka airbase here today as the curtains came down on the five-day Aero India 2013, Asia’s premier airshow. ‘Sarang’, the helicopter display team of Indian Air Force, ‘Flying Bulls’ of Czech Rupublic and valiant ‘Russian Knights’ were among those who thrilled the ...

Last day of Aero Show thrills adventure enthusiasts

Bangalore: Hundreds of adventure enthusiasts witnessed the thrilling aerial stunts on Sunday, the last day of Aero India Show- 2013 here. Men and women of all age groups visited the show organised by the Ministry of Defence in partnership with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Visitors braved the sun as ...

Sarang mesmerises Aero India 2013

Sarang, the helicopter aerobatics display team of Indian air force, mesmerised spectators on Sunday with their performance at Aero India 2013. “We enjoyed the good gathering because the presence of public encouraged us to perform better to best”, said Wg Cdr R C Pathak, commanding officer of Sarang team. “We not only entertain the public ...