Aero India 2013

Aero India 2013

Postby B2 Spirit on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 9:33 pm

Hi guys,
Haven't seen a thread from Aero India held at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru, (plenty from cold n dark Northolt) so thought would share a few pics from the heat!

Over all, very disappointing show, huge crowds, very unorganised and most of the IAF gems were static with huge signs in the way - examples below.
The crowd area was not big enough, double fences with armed guards stopping you pushing over the inner fence, and every time you raised your arm to take a photo, about 6 people tried to duck under your arm and push in front of you (and that was on a supposedly trade day...!)

For me though, some of the highlights were the visitors for VIP transportation in & out of the show, along with the new home grown equipment.

Anyway, heres a few of the static examples:

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IA-1151 Dhruv Indian Army by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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CG-772 Dornier 228 Indian Coast Guard by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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ZP-5123 Mil-17 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

This Jag had a spare engine, bombs, fuel tanks and all possible items around it, not photo friendly!
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JS-198 Jaguar Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

Examples of the new home team:
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KH-2005 Tejas Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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ZP-4602 Light Combat Helicopter Indian Army by JaffaPix, on Flickr

and more examples of the signs...!
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CU-2291 Mig-21 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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KB-3112 Mig-29 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

First PC-7 for the IAF:
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P-101 PC-7 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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KF-104 Mirage 2000 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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KC-3806 C-130J Hercules Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr
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Aero India 2013

Postby B2 Spirit on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 9:54 pm

so for the flying display.... Split in two parts each day. Photos from 2 different locations on 2 days.

IAF Su30 flew twice each day. They had 1 static and 3 on the far side for flying displays. Not a great demo (the Rafale & F-16 really put it to shame!)
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SB-311 Su-30 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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SB-323 Su-30 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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SB-311 Su-30 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

Heat Haze was a real killer....
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SB-323 Su-30 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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331 Rafale French Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

There was 1 hawk static, and 2 parked on the flight line, but I only saw this one departing, didn't see a Hawk display.
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A-3634 Hawk Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

so thank goodness these guys turned up. I've been lucky to see them more than once in the last few years,
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Russian Knights & RA-76713 IL-76 arriving by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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"20" Su-27UB of the Russian Knights by JaffaPix, on Flickr

and this year the 4 ship is using flares again. :yahoo:
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Su-27 Russian Knights & flares by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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Su-27 Russian Knights & flares by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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Blue20 Su-27 Russian Knights by JaffaPix, on Flickr
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Aero India 2013

Postby B2 Spirit on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 10:46 pm

so some of the visiting aircraft. There was an Emb145 (but didnt manage to get a photo as departed at sunset) and other wise an IL76 on the day before I was there.

However, 3 different An-32's were caught:
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K-2670 An32 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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K-2734 An-32 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

We also caught a few different Do228 (again some the HAL local built version)
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HM-682 Do228 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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HM-669 Do228 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

and a few different HS-748 (some local built!)
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H-2179 HS748 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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H-2372 HS748 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

but for me - this was the best by far, simply looked immaculate:
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BH-1010 HS-748 Indian Air Force by JaffaPix, on Flickr

I hope some photos of interest there, something different. . . . . .
cheers
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby nigelblake on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 11:29 pm

Not bad at all, I really like the AN-32 shots especially!
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby McG on Sat 16 Mar 2013, 11:36 pm

How good does that last HS-748 look!
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby tommc on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 8:20 am

Great variety under less than ideal conditions by the look of it.

That HS748 looks fantastic, thanks for posting.
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby Niallxg on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 11:38 am

That last HS748 looks lovely.

Did Agusta have an involvement in the development of the "Light Combat Helicopter" - some similarities with the A129 Mangusta. Cool scheme.
Niallxg

Re: Aero India 2013

Postby tommercer on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 11:54 am

Great set from what looks like a very interesting show
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby nubrawarriors on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 12:43 pm

Dave,

this year was the toughest security there has been inside the exhibition area. I had a press pass, which said all areas and was refused entry to the flightline. Group 4 security were responsible along with MOD auxiliary. After going to every show since 1996, I guess it is time to call it a day. As always the show produces good subjects and here are a couple.

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SY-010 by Nubrawarriors, on Flickr

Seychelles AF Do228.

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KW3555 by Nubrawarriors, on Flickr

EMB145 AEW


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HU512 by Nubrawarriors, on Flickr

Historic Flt Tiger Moth

Phil
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby B2 Spirit on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 12:50 pm

The AEW Emb, and the SAR 228 had left before I got there.....!
and the TMoth didnt fly on the 2 days I was present due to winds or birds....! (too many Eagles flying about...!)
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby swingy on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 2:57 pm

Great shots. Those signs would have driven me crazy.
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Aero India 2013 - update

Postby B2 Spirit on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 4:52 pm

couple of the new boys in action I missed:

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KH-2014 Tejas Indian AF by JaffaPix, on Flickr

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ZP4601 IndianAF by JaffaPix, on Flickr
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby trend71uk on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 5:24 pm

Some really interesting aircraft there . Some great shots despite the challenging conditions !
That last HS.748 is superb . I would have been chuffed t bits to get that one !
Cheers, Mark
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby Agg on Sun 17 Mar 2013, 7:42 pm

Are the Knights flying Su-35s now? I have to admit that I dont know how to tell the different Flankers apart :oops:

The signs would have driven me crazy too...
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby B2 Spirit on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 4:56 am

Agg wrote:Are the Knights flying Su-35s now? I have to admit that I dont know how to tell the different Flankers apart


no - Su27 still. :tongue:
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby st24 on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 12:05 pm

Very nice collection, as said those signs apart. Loving the An32 and '748s... :drool: I just wonder why nations such as India have to prove a point and develop their own combat machines when surely there are more superior ones available off the shelf. That LCA looks even weedier than a Gripen and the LCH looks like an uglified (if possible) YAH-63 ; horrible looking thing. :sick:
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby Maisie on Mon 18 Mar 2013, 2:55 pm

That Mig-21 looks a bit beefy!! Overall top shots, a shame about the signs but it happens!
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Re: Aero India 2013

Postby JJC on Tue 19 Mar 2013, 4:54 pm

st24 wrote:Very nice collection, as said those signs apart. Loving the An32 and '748s... :drool: I just wonder why nations such as India have to prove a point and develop their own combat machines when surely there are more superior ones available off the shelf. That LCA looks even weedier than a Gripen and the LCH looks like an uglified (if possible) YAH-63 ; horrible looking thing. :sick:


Gotta use that aid money somewhere.... :pinkwafer:
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