Hyderabad: Sarang team to perform at Wings India 2020
Begumpet: The Sarang helicopter display team of Indian Air Force will be flying at Wings India 2020, an international exhibition of civil aviation to ...
Begumpet: The Sarang helicopter display team of Indian Air Force will be flying at Wings India 2020, an international exhibition of civil aviation to be held at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad, from March 12 to 15. The event would be held twice daily at 11.30 am and 4 pm.
The main aim of the team is to inspire through excellence and motivate the youth of the nation to join Indian Air Force.
About the team The Sarang helicopter display Team has evolved from the Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Evaluation Flight, which was formed at Bangalore in 2003, to evaluate the indigenous helicopter 'Dhruvʼ, prior to its induction into operational service. True to its name the ALH has been a guiding beacon, standing out like the pole star in the Indian Aviation sector.
As brand ambassadors of the Indian Air Force, the team was tasked with the onerous responsibility to build upon and showcase its display flying capabilities. The team set the ball rolling with its maiden public display at the Asian Aerospace Air show in Singapore in Feb 2004.
The team has also participated in the air shows at Waddington, Biggin Hill and RAF Linton-on-Ouse in the United Kingdom, followed by a display at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of RAF. Other international displays include the renowned Farnborough Air show in 2008