Sarang helicopter team to participate in Farnborough Air Show in UK

July 14th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): The Sarang Helicopter display team flying the Hindustan Aeronautical Limited build Dhruv helicopters would be participating in the Farnborough Air Show in the United Kingdom from July16 to July 30, 2008.

It would be the first time that an Indian Air Force team is participating in an air show.

The Farnborough Air Show in Britain is considered to be one of the biggest air shows in the world.

The Sarang team is one amongst two such helicopter display teams in the world, the other being the Blue Eagle team of the UK.

Earlier this month, the team had participated in the Weddington International Air Show and Royal International Air Tattoo to commemorate the 90th Anniversary of Royal Air Force.

The Sarang helicopter display team of the Indian Air Force was formed in March 2002 with the IAF for showcasing the professionalism of the IAF and the giant leap of Indian aviation industry.

The name Sarang was chosen for the team as the peacock is seen as one of natures most enchanting birds, epitomizing beauty and grace, which are hallmarks of teams display. The helicopters have been painted in a unique paint scheme, which utilizes bright colours with a peacock form imposed on it.

The team formulated and executed a three-helicopter display profile with little experience in the field of display in a very short span of time.

The first public display of the Sarang team was during the Asian Aerospace at Singapore in 2004. Since then, the team has graduated to a four-helicopter team and has participated in numerous air displays in India and abroad. (ANI)

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