New Delhi: With the Indian Air Force preparing for a scintillating air display on its 83rd anniversary on October 8, the force has requested citizens of Delhi, Ghaziabad and its neighbourhood not to throw garbage and eatables in the open, lest it attracts birds.
Rehearsals for the air display will commence from October 1 and the area over which aircraft will be flying at low levels are Wazirpur Bridge, Karwalnagar, Afjalpur, Shamili, Jiwana, Chandinagar, Hapur, Philkua and Hindan.
"Birds pose a serious threat to flying aircraft. Eatables thrown in open attract birds. To ensure safety to aircraft, pilots and people on the ground, the Indian Air Force request all citizens of Delhi, Ghaziabad and neighbouring areas not to throw eatables and garbage in open," a statement released by it said.
The air display will commence with flag bearing sky divers of Akash Ganga Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies.
The commencement of Air Force Day Parade will be marked by fly past of "Ensign" formation comprising three Mi-17 V5 helicopters in VIC formation trooping the Air Force Ensign Chakra formation comprising three Mi-35 in VIC formation would follow.
This will be followed by Hercules formation comprising three C-130J aircraft in VIC formation.
The fighter fly past will be led by three Jaguar in VIC formation, closely followed by three Bison in VIC formation, followed by SU-30 aircraft.
Vintage Tigermoth and Harvard will fly past at low level. This will be followed by fly past of one C-17 aircraft flanked by two SU-30 aircraft.
The new Skat Aerobatic display team comprising four Hawk aircraft will make its maiden appearance on the Air Force Day Parade.
This would be followed by aerobatic display by a Pilatus once again making its debut.
Sarang helicopter display team will perform their famous Air Display as grand finale to the Air Force Day Parade this year.