The ninth edition of Aero India opened late and missing a few performers, notably the Russian Knights air display team, which have still not reached the show by the end of the second day.
A photo essay on some of the performers on the first day.
|A Dassault Rafale B takes off during the inaugural ceremony at Aero India 2013. The Rafale is the fighter that has been selected by the Indian Air-force for its MMRCA requirement.|
|A United States Air-force Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 50 from the 14th Fighter Squadron based out of Misawa Air Base in Japan.|
|The venerable de Havilland DH 82 Tiger Moth now fully restored, performs.|
|The HAL Rudra Mk-IV helicopter which is an armed version of the HAL Dhruv, achieved initial operational clearance on 4th February 2013.|
|A close up of the Rudra as it comes in to land, the pilot can be seen looking at the runway|
|The new Indian Air Force Embraer EMB-145 AEWCS fitted with the AESA radar array.|
|The HAL Light Combat Helicopter.|
|A USAF C-17 of the the 535th Airlift Squadron which is part of the 15th Wing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. The wing is of the KC-135 tanker which accompanied the F-16’s from Japan.|
|The new Pilatus PC-7 Mk-2 basic trainer of the Indian Air-force.|
The Mil Mi-17B-5 is the latest troop carrier of the Indian Air-force.
|The HAL Tejas Mk I Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) program.|