Aero India 2015

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby Rahul M » 02 Mar 2015 23:40

many of us were waiting for your snaps. thanks !

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby Indranil » 03 Mar 2015 00:01

Woohoo!! Thanks.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby Dileep » 03 Mar 2015 07:32

Some funny moments:

1. Suit-booted guy goes to Boeing stall and asks the TFPE lady (who had been scowling at the heathen around) for a lapel pin. The lady says no, and he says "I am your customer. I demand one". The lady just ignores him, and he walks away with the "I smell crap" face.

2. Another guy comes into our stall and demand a brochure. We try to figure if he is a serious visitor, and he says "I paid Rs 2500 entry fee. I demand a brochure". Not sure what the ex navy colleague told him, but he sure left with a flea in his ear.

3. A guy came in on Sunday, claiming to be from DEAL, and asked the typical "Is Ka Daam Kya" (IKDK as we shortened it). I am pretty darn sure that he must be an unkil of a DEAL guy.

4. On Sunday, saw a number of couples at the air show area, who took thousands of selfies, paying no attention to the planes. (Wait! That is NOT funny. That is USUAL)

5. Several people took photu of the mock-up of our weapon console. It had dummy displays and key panels taken from a video game. I am waiting for blogs describing the great stuff.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby JE Menon » 03 Mar 2015 17:27

I don't know about you chaps, but I think the Tejas is one of the most aesthetically beautiful fighter jets out there...

Thanks for the photos everyone... Truly they chronicle how things have changed in a few years, and brings pride to jingos who have been out of the motherland for a while, wandering in strange lands...

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby pyogi » 03 Mar 2015 17:37

JE Menon wrote:I don't know about you chaps, but I think the Tejas is one of the most aesthetically beautiful fighter jets out there...

I would agree too :-) i love the Delta wing and the profile
https://scontent-nrt.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t31.0-8/10988933_923297561044204_3975675768427220124_o.jpg
Some other random AI15 images here
https://www.facebook.com/AeroIndia2015

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby JE Menon » 03 Mar 2015 17:41

that's a stunning image pyogi!!! How on earth did you manage to capture the light so well on the canopy!!!???

Speaking of aesthetics, I think I actually like the shaping of the Naval LCA even more, especially with that little bump just below the tailfin where it meets the spine of the jet....

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby pyogi » 03 Mar 2015 17:58

JE Menon wrote:that's a stunning image pyogi!!! How on earth did you manage to capture the light so well on the canopy!!!???


Sir, thats a perfectly backlit image, the Sun is behind the a/c the light passes thru the canopy as its glass _/\_

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby shiv » 03 Mar 2015 20:26

Beautiful eye candy.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby pyogi » 03 Mar 2015 22:51

The LCH TD2 in command is Rtd Wing Commander Unnikrishnan Pillai of HAL
I titled this as " I am a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine"
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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby rgsrini » 04 Mar 2015 07:44

pyogi,

I am always partial to the black and white photos. It tells the story in a honest and straightforward way, removing all the clutter and the noise. In this case, the subject, the machine makes it impressive. Your equipment pushes the envelope, and your talent pushes it over the edge.

That is freaking brilliant.... Poster worthy! Jingo kush hua!

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby adityadange » 04 Mar 2015 12:35

pyogi - that is one greatest image i have ever seen of LCH. Indeed reminds terminator movies.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby sankum » 04 Mar 2015 12:53

Maz , you had a question on number of Dornier in service and on order. I had jotted down from a news report

IAF=28+16+14( new order)=58

IN= 20+12(new order being delivered)=32

CG=24

Total=58+32+24=114 nos.

For CG wiki puts at 38 aircraft. The above is few year old news plus present new oder for IAF.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby udy » 05 Mar 2015 22:01

For those interested the Aero India Seminar 2015 video page has been updated.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby ldev » 08 Mar 2015 06:34

A great video of Aero India 2015 by Natarajan C, a prolific videographer and railfan with hundreds of videos about the Indian Railways on youtube for those who love trains. This video is clearly shot from outside the venue which was accessed by people with credentials but the quality of this video puts some of the professionals to shame IMO. Enjoy!!

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby shiv » 08 Mar 2015 07:00

ldev wrote:A great video of Aero India 2015 by Natarajan C, a prolific videographer and railfan with hundreds of videos about the Indian Railways on youtube for those who love trains. This video is clearly shot from outside the venue which was accessed by people with credentials but the quality of this video puts some of the professionals to shame IMO. Enjoy!!

ldev that is a beautiful video indeed. Sadly it has been edited to remove shaky and iffy bits leaving only the good parts so there is almost no complete sequence of a full manoeuvre or series of manoeuvres. This has been the problem with all Aero India videos I have seen this year including a couple of other spectacularly beautiful HD ones. For the aficionado who wants to time a loop or a turn, or even take note of control surface movements (as can be done in some cases) - there is nothing - only a documentary of planes moving about.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby ldev » 08 Mar 2015 07:07

Shiv,

The editing is probably a function of the fact that he was outside and being jostled around and there were trees/branches in his way. If you go to his youtube site where he has hundreds of train videos, there are some beautiful long sequences where he has a good vantage point to shoot from. I am sure that if he had access to the inside he would have done a great job at Aero India. Don't know him personally, just follow his youtube site for train vidoes. Maybe you/other jingos in Bangalore with enough clout can get him an invite to shoot from the inside next year!!


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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby Philip » 09 Mar 2015 18:00

Looking at that amazing LCH "Terminator" shot,an idea struck me.Why can't the LCH have an overwing point for SRAAMs just like the jags? This would release all under stub wing hard points for ordnance,that is if the loading is worked out.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby Austin » 29 Mar 2015 22:28

Air International writeup on AeroIndia

Made in India - Piotr Butowski

http://s000.tinyupload.com/index.php?fi ... 4683356465


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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby Karan M » 10 May 2015 19:16

Saumitra - did you get a chance to scan any of those Aero India infoboards? Just curious.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby VishalJ » 21 Jun 2015 16:10

Sorry about the rant but, i can't help mention this.

Airbus just tweeted that (just like almost all major airshows do) Original tweet by Paris Air Show:

Image flying bandar @ 1530

^ its the list of air displays for the day

You cannot believe the kind of silly, stupid & absurd CRAP i got to hear while trying to get this at Yelahanka.
No points for guessing the most common reason (excuse), "Security Issue" :idea:

Rant Over x

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby shiv » 21 Jun 2015 18:09

Aero India is run by stuffy government babus who strut about like cocks in heat. If you are in a stall and one of these creatures is passing by there are security guards telling underlings like us visitors to step aside as the shahenshah is coming. Only thing missing is Elephants and bugles. There is an enormous disconnect between public and organizers - but what else to you expect in a country where you cannot stand outside an airport and take pictures. Of course everyone does that surreptitiously. It is exactly like the story of the Emperor with no clothes. As long as everyone pretends that he is clothed all is well except for sniggers. the minute you say openly "Hey your willy is visible" you get your head chopped off.

The thing is that passes to the airshow are priced at punitive levels. You have to be really motivated to go. The way to obtain tickets is a bureaucratic cock up. I understand that there are security issues, but exactly how do airports manage hundreds of millions of total strangers passing through every year but Aero India people get their chaddis in a huge twist for a few hundred thousand . I mean that you are allowed to be a terrorist but if you cannot get any weapon into the premises you can do nothing. So why the big drama? So even after you get in you are constantly breezing in and out with your RFID tagged pass and then told that you can't get a schedule of the flying display because of security reasons. This is like Monty Pythons "Bored pilots" who simply announce "The engine is not on fire" just to scare the crap out of the passengers and have a laugh. I bet the folks who have no clue about the order of flying displays and do not give a shit because they have passes anyway simply get all puffed up and say "Security reasons" when you ask.

Having said that there have been some years when the actual display schedule has been announced and one year when the exact manoeuvre pattern of the LCA was displayed on a board so people could understand the manoeuvres beforehand. But this is patchy.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby Karan M » 22 Jun 2015 23:14

^^^ Each bit 100% true. The punitive part is to prevent the hoi polloi from swarming the bijness days I guess.

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby saumitra_j » 24 Jun 2015 05:30

@Karan : No sir, kid and work has kept me away unfortunately. Now that you have reminded me, will do it in the next couple of days!

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Re: Aero India 2015

Postby VishalJ » 19 Jul 2015 18:03

Great Post Shiv! Couldn't have said it better :D

Checkout Angad's tweet from RIAT.

We speak regularly & this is an excerpt from one of our conversations (posted here with his permission)
I've had dozens of people first compliment me for coming all the way from India, then immediately ask "how come your guys never send anything over for RIAT?"
And I just shrug and swallow my embarrassment.
He's asked his boss's permission to stick around for Indra Dhanush

They have a RIAT App as your virtual guide, for all the info & assistance u need. We are the world's largest IT powerhouse - or are we? :evil:

You call this http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/visiting/aircraft an airshow website.


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