Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha will inaugurate two days Air Show on September 21 at Jammu Air Force Station.
Jammu based Public Relation Officer, Lt Col Suneel Bartwal said that LG Manoj Sinha will inaugurate the Air Show at Jammu Air Force Station on September 21.
The display will showcase the operational capability of the Indian Air Force with an aim to motivate youth to join the elite service, said the spokesman.
He stated that the event will also aim to sensitise the general public the hazards for aviation and how they can assist in aviation safety.
“The display will be open to the general public apart from schools, Air Veterans, Civil dignitaries and personnel of defence forces and Air Force Station Jammu,” it added.
The gala event is being organised on the occasion of 76 years of accession of J&K into Indian Union and the Diamond Jubilee of Air Force Station Jammu, jointly by the IAF and Govt of UT J&K.
The world renowned teams of Indian Air Force will carry out a display at Air Force Station Jammu from 9:30 am to 11: 00 am on Sep 21 and 22 and will have the world famous IAF Air Warrior Drill team (AWDT), the Akashganga Daredevil Skydiving team, Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT), Mi-17 helicopters and the IAF band. Sukhoi-30 fighter aircraft are also expected to showcase low level aerobatics and maneuvering.
The Spokesman added that the marquee event will showcase the scintillating and speculator display of precision flying and performance by nine aircraft team, flying Hawk Mk-132, Mi-17 medium lift helicopters showcasing the slithering and Small Team Insertion and Extraction techniques, free fall para jumpers and precision drill movements by AWDT.
“The SKAT, also the 52 SQN of IAF, was formed in 1996, the team has completed more than 600 displays across the length and breadth of the country and abroad. It is one of the very few nine aircraft display teams in the world. 130 helicopter Unit which is a resident unit of Jammu, will be showcasing the helicopter operations with the Garud Commandos of IAF,” he said.
The Air Warrior Drill Team “Subroto” (AWDT) is the ceremonial drill team of the Indian Air Force, being a platoon-sized formation and it was founded in 2004 as the first precision exhibition drill unit of its kind in the Indian Armed Forces. Akash Ganga is the 14 member skydiving team of the Indian Air Force and was created in August 1987,” he said.