The stage is all set for three day 13th Edition Aero India Show 2021 at the Air Force Station in Yelahanka from February 3 to 5. Aviation enthusiasts were keenly waiting for this grand event. Two aerobatic teams of the Indian Air Force (IAF) Surya Kiran and Sarang will be putting up a combined display for the first time at the air show. While Surya Kiran will perform with the Hawk Mk-132 Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT), Sarang will perform with the ALH Dhruv helicopters. In total, 63 aircraft will be on aerial and static display, while 42 aircraft will be participating in the flying display. Some of the aircraft and helicopters which will be participating include the Light Combat Aircraft, Light Combat Helicopter, Light Utility Helicopter, AN-32, C-17 Globemaster, and the Sukhoi-30 Mki.
It is worth mentioning that the IAF’s Rafale aircraft, Chinook, and Apache helicopters will be performing at the airshow for the first time. Air Commodore Shailender Sood, Air Officer Commanding (AOC), Air Force Station, Yelahanka, said that due to the pandemic, the general public will be limited to 3,000 and will be allowed only in the air display areas. All participants and the general public will have to produce a covid-19- negative report taken 72 hours before their entry to the airshow.
The ministry of defence (MoD) stated that the general public can watch the show for free. They have to register once on the portal, they will have access to various virtual exhibitions, inauguration and other aspects of the show online.