In pictures: IAF prepares to conquer the sky on Air Force Day 2019

2 > Air Force conducts full dress rehearsal
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Indian Air Force personnel during the full dress rehearsal at Ghaziabad’s Hindon base on Sunday | Photo: PTI

The Indian Air Force on Sunday conducted a full dress rehearsal, including air drills of both vintage aircraft and modern fleet, at its Hindon base for the 87th IAF Day on October 8.

2 > IAF will celebrate Air Force Day on October 8
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IAF personnel perform a drill with rifles | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma

Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in presence of IAF chief and senior officials of the three armed forces.

2 > Spell-binding aerobatic displays lined up
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Sarang helicopters perform aerobatic stunts | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma

The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932, and the force has participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions.

2 > Both vintage aircraft and modern fleet showcased
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IAF showcases Apache and Chinook helicopters at the full dress rehearsal ahead of Air Force Day | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma

The flypast would include vintage and modern transport aircraft and frontline fighters, an Air Force official said.

2 > Akash Ganga team's air display
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A couple of airplanes flying at Hindon base during the full dress rehersal | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma

The air display on Ocotber 8 will commence with flag-bearing sky divers of the famous Akash Ganga team dropping out of an AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies, an Air Force official said.

2 > Splendid act
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A Sukhoi fighter jet performing aerobatic stunts during the rehearsal | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma

 

2 > Getting it right
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IAF personnel practising for the Air force day | Photo: Sanjay K Sharma

 

2 > IAF carries out a mock drill
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Mock drill during the full dress rehearsal | Photo: PTI

 

2 > Picture perfect
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A spectator clicks pictures as Sarang helicopters perform aerobatic stunts | Photo: PTI

 

2 > Surya Kiran jets in action
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Indian Air Force Surya Kiran jet aircrafts perform aerobatic stunts during the rehearsals | Photo: PTI

 


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