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Suryakiran Aerobatic Team Performs at 18th National Scout Guide Jamboree, Pali
Jaipur, Wednesday, 04 Jan 2023
Suryakiran Aerobatic Team of the Indian Air Force performed an Aerobatic Display at the opening ceremony of the 18th National scout guide Jamboree, Pali, Rajasthan on 04 Jan 23.
Suryakiran team with their Motto “Always the Best” performed various manoeuvres like Cross over break, Barbed wire cross, Rollbacks, Synchronous rolls, Inverted vic during the opening ceremony. The team was led by Gp Capt GS Dhillon and flies nine Hawk Mk132 aircraft, designed by BAe (British Aerospace), licence manufactured in India by HAL (Hindustan Aeronautics Limited).
The team, popularly known as the Ambassadors of the Indian Air Force, has the distinction of being amongst a handful of 9 aircraft formation Aerobatic team in the world. The team was formed in the year 1996 and has been personifying the motto of the Indian Air Force “Touch the sky with glory” ever since.
The team has completed more than 600 displays across the length and breadth of India and in several foreign countries. The team also carried out various flypasts towards the celebration of Swarnim Vijay Varsh and Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Col Amitabh Sharma