Aero India 2019 opened today at Yelahanka Air Force Station. The show which was inaugurated by the defence minister of India began with a series of flypasts, one of which was a missing man formation to commemorate Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, the pilot who lost his life in the Surya Kiran crash yesterday.
The show began with a series of helicopter formation flypasts.
The flypasts continued with various formations of aircraft.
The BAE Hawk-i, HAL HTT-40 basic trainer and Dornier Do-228 of HAL.
A special appearance was a single flypast by a United States Air Force B-52 from the 23rd Bomb Squadron based at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.
The flypasts were followed by individual displays by the Saarang aerobatic team, HAL Light Combat Helicopter and Light Utility Helicopter, IAF Sukhoi Su-30, Tejas, French Air Force Dassault Rafale and USAF Lockheed Martin F-16.
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