IAF to celebrate 86th anniversary on October 8
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IAF to celebrate 86th anniversary on October 8

New Delhi, Sep 30: The Indian Air Force celebrates its 86th anniversary on October 8 and scintillating air display by various aircraft will be the hallmark of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan, Ghaziabad.

Rehearsals for the air display will commence from Monday.

The general area over which aircraft will be flying at low levels are Wazirpur bridge – Karwalnagar – Afjalpur - Hindan, Shamli – Jiwana – Chandinagar – Hindan, Hapur – Philkua – Ghaziabad – Hindan.

Birds pose a very serious threat to flying aircraft, specially at low levels. Eatables thrown out in the open attract birds. To ensure safety of the aircraft, pilots and people on ground, the Indian Air Force has requested people in Delhi, Ghaziabad and its neighbourhood not to throw eatables and garbage in open.

Also, if they find any carcasses of dead animals lying out in open, they must report to the nearest air force unit or police station to arrange for its disposal.

The air display will commence with flag bearing sky divers of famous Akash Ganga Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies, at 0800 hrs.

The flypast would include the vintage aircraft, modern transport aircraft and frontline fighter aircraft. The ceremony will conclude at 1052 hours with a scintillating aerobatic display, according to an official release here on Sunday. (UNI)