Sarang still draw admiring oohs and aahs

Bangalore: A second stint with the only military helicopter aerobatics team in the world has been different for Squadron Leader S. Pandey. Having served three years in the initial team of Sarang, the premier aerobatics team of the Indian Air Force, when it was formed in 2003 with three Advanced Light Helicopter to the now four ALHs, daredevil manoeuvres in air has seen changes.
“It was a daunting task when the team was being raised and a lot of hard work was involved. But now, we have a platform to perform, though manoeuvres have changed over time with the team graduating to four ALHs,” he told The Hindu during an interaction at the Aero India 2013.
The team goes through the 12 or 13 minutes of jaw-dropping air display with seeming ease, but it is the rigorous selection and training process that makes these manoeuvres earn acclaim time and again from spectators.
08/02/13 Sharath S Srivatsa/The Hindu

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