Surya Kirans and FAF Team @ Hindan AFS

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Surya Kirans and FAF Team @ Hindan AFS

Postby Ved » 07 Nov 2004 21:42

Today I was lucky to see them perform. The SK's have a new trick - a synchro 180 deg cross by two aircraft per side, instead of one as before. The French team showed some great stuff - one which the Kiran couldnt possibly do, an outside turn with at least 1-2 (-) G in the turn. Their inverted synchros were good too. Its obvious that the Alphajet has a great engine response - the snappy position changing showed that. Last of all, their initial run in were far apart, about 15-20m, and just when I was wondering why, each of them did a point roll - in an 8 aircraft formation! Great show - made up for yesterday, all right.
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Re: Surya Kirans and FAF team at Hindan

Postby George J » 07 Nov 2004 22:01

Ved wrote:Today I was lucky to see them perform. ........ The French team showed some great stuff - one which the Kiran couldnt possibly do, an outside turn with at least 1-2 (-) G in the turn. Their inverted synchros were good too. ............ Great show - made up for yesterday, all right.



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Postby Kapil » 07 Nov 2004 22:07

I recall the SKAT move you describe.Saw it in Mumbai.The pilots who do it are called double-crossers by the rest of the team 8)

The French with their Alphas do have a flair for displays.

I hope the IAF will give out pictures of this event.

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Postby SaiK » 08 Nov 2004 01:47

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Painting the skies... Alphajet aircraft of French Air Force’s Patrouille de France perform aerobatic display at the Hindon Air Force base in Ghaziabad near New Delhi on Sunday. The Patrouille de France team members and the IAF’s Surya Kiran aerobatics team displayed their skills at a joint show. AP

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Postby Arun_S » 08 Nov 2004 02:26

Talking of aerobatic shows in Hindon, I must have seen 50 or so there before I got tired of them for a die hard aero fan like me. So after that I would sometime raise my head to watch them up performing barrel rolls. But that was many years ago, and I am now revving up to see IAF aerobatic shows.

Talking of -ve G turns, the first one that saw was M2000 do that in Singapore show some 10 years ago, only an aero buff can appriciate that maneuover.

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Postby max » 08 Nov 2004 09:58

Hi I have few images of this airshow but I dont know how to upload images. Also they are of not so good quality as my camera has no zoom. Can some body help.

eventually i got it done here is the image:
http://img105.exs.cx/img105/253/Img_14.jpg

hope you guys like it

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Postby svinayak » 08 Nov 2004 20:48

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Sky dance : Members of The French Aerobatics Team (FAT) display their aerobatic skills at Hindan Airbase in Ghaziabad, some 20 km east of New Delhi. (AFP/Prakash Singh)

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Postby SaiK » 08 Nov 2004 21:26

hindu got a bigger sized version
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Two 'ALFA' jets of 'Patrouille De France', the aerobatic team presenting a spectacular show (mirror-formation) over the Hindon sky near Delhi during a joint air show of Indian and French Air Force team. Photo: PTI.

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Postby Rustom » 08 Nov 2004 22:39

Nice pics.
That mirror formation is something that I have never seen the SK's do. Any plans of them implementing it?

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Postby ameya » 08 Nov 2004 23:38

Suryakirans are changing a lot .
They have added few things after the they saw the red arrows.
I hope they will add something after they saw the French.

Will it be possible to give a joint display by a mix of red arrows & SKs or something like that

That wud be a mix of aircrafts but even the russian knights operate with MiG-29s & Su-27s

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Postby Harry » 08 Nov 2004 23:54

So did the PdF do stuff that the SKAT could only "dream about", to quote Ajay Shukla? :roll:

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Postby Kartik » 09 Nov 2004 04:14

why on earth are they operating from Hindon AFB ? they'd shifted the last fighter squadron from there due to the nuisance of birds. a narrow escape when there was an airshow going on, then imagine how dangerous that place is for basing fighter jets.

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Postby Rustom » 09 Nov 2004 13:25

ameya wrote:
That wud be a mix of aircrafts but even the russian knights operate with MiG-29s & Su-27s
I think that the Russian Knights only use Flankers (& Su-25's). The Mig-29's are from another Russian team - the Swifts. Yes they have performed formation maneuvers together. Doing all those stunts in 2 different a/c's is a real feat as it is bloody hard. Just shows what classy teams they are.

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Postby VikramS » 09 Nov 2004 13:29

Kartik wrote:why on earth are they operating from Hindon AFB ? they'd shifted the last fighter squadron from there due to the nuisance of birds. a narrow escape when there was an airshow going on, then imagine how dangerous that place is for basing fighter jets.


http://www.teamindia.net/index.php?acti ... s&id=34570

Indian Air Force plane has narrow escape :

Ghaziabad, Nov 8 : An Indian Air Force plane had a narrow escape yesterday after it was hit by a bird shortly after take off from Hindon air base during an air show, sources said here today.

The plane barely managed to maintain its altitude after it was hit by a bird during the show, Air Marshal S P Tyagi said.

This incident is latest in a series of accidents involving mid air plane collisions with birds, official sources added. PTI


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