Scandinavian Airshow’s Grumman turns out Saffron, White, Green!

Scandianavian Airshow is an air-acrobatics flying team from Balsta, Sweden. They made their maiden appearance in Bangalore AeroIndia air show in 2015 with their trademark “wing-walking” air acrobatics (branded Catwalk) showcasing their bright yellow Grumman G-164A Ag Cat propeller plane. The bright yellow of the plane leaving behind trails of saffron, white and green against the bright blue sky makes a good study in contrast! Two acrobats are hitched on the wings and oe on the top of the plane who perform stunts while the plane is flying! Goes without saying that the team were kickass!

A C-130J Super Hercules of the Indian Air Force

A massive Lockheed-Martin C-130J Super Hercules military transport aircraft with tail number KC-3806 of the Indian Air Force on display at the Bangalore Aeroshow 2013. India had bought 6 C-130J Super Hercules planes from the US manufacturer at a cost of about Rs.1000 Crore each. But one of them had crashed near Gwalior on March 24 2014. These four-turboprop-engined planes are among the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft which are highly maneuverable just like jet fighters, despite their size. Presently India has given orders for 6 more C-130Js.

Russian Knights Show off Chaff and Flares at Aero India 2013

The Russian Knights (Russkiye Vityazi) Air Acrobatics team of the Russian Air Force show off their skills with their Sukhoi Su-27s during the Aero India 2013 Air Show in Bangalore. The jets after flying in formation deployed Chaff and Flares, which are part of evasive countermeasures used to confuse enemy aircraft and deflect incoming missiles et al during air-to-air combat. They make spectacular scenes in the sky. One of the Sukhois can be seen to the top of the picture. (Sorry for the blemishes in the picture, the camera is quite old and has lens defects)

Happy Republic Day!

Surya Kirans of the Indian Air Force fly with smoking contrails of the Tricolor during an exercise at the Bangalore Aero Show 2011. The blue sky was brilliant and Surya Kirans were amazing! Happy Republic Day, everyone! 🙂