Surya Kiran to fly Hawks

Bangalore: The famed Surya Kiran aerobatic team of Indian Air Force will fly Hawk advanced jet trainers, not Kirans, at next Aero India. Its Kiran aircraft will be sent to the Bidar air force station in Karnataka for training rookie pilots.
Commanding officer of the team wing commander Prajual Singh said on Friday with the air force in a transition mode, several new aircraft were entering its stables. Surya Kiran would also get modern planes, he said.
Hawks, however, would be a temporary replacement as the team will ultimately fly the indigenous intermediate jet trainers which are set to get initial operational clearance in June. Prajual Singh said with the new aircraft, Surya Kiran will not only perform existing maneuvers but also add a few new ones.
12/02/11 Hemanth CS/Daily News & Analysis

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