New Delhi,24 May:The IAF’s helicopter aerobatics display team ‘Sarang’ would be performing at the Berlin Air show from 27 May till 01 Jun 08.
The ‘Sarang’ Team of 14 officers and 32 airmen, led by the Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Shashank Misra, is slated to perform in the ILA 2008 (Air show) being held in Berlin from 27 May to 01 Jun 08. Subsequently, the Team is participating in various displays in England starting with the Biggin Hill Air Show at Biggin Hill, an airfield just south of London, from 07 to 08 Jun 08. This is followed by displays at the Waddington Air Show on 05-06 Jul 08 and the Fairford Royal International Air Tattoo on 12-13 Jul 08 which is being held to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. The team’s tour culminates with display during the Farnborough International Air Show from 14 to 20 Jul 08.The Sarang team has 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. The display was appreciated by the viewers across the globe and the Team earned rave reviews from international media. Since then, the Team has graduated to a four helicopter team and has participated in numerous displays in India and abroad.
The Team was also adjudged as one amongst the ten best display tem in the world after its performance at the AI Ain Aerobatic Show at UAE in Jan 05. The Team is a regular participant during the bi-annual Aero India International air show held at Air Force Station Yelahanka. Other than this, the Team undertakes displays during various prestigious events such as Air Force Day, National Defence Academy Passing out Parade, and other events of national and international significance.
‘Sarang’ Helicopter Display Team of the Indian Air Force was formed in Mar 2002 with the aim of showcasing the professionalism of the IAF and the giant leap by India’s aviation industry. The name ‘Sarang’ was chosen for the team, as the Peacock is one of the most enchanting birds and epitomizes beauty and grace which is also the hallmark of the Team’s display. The Team’s helicopters have been painted in a unique paint scheme which utilizes bright colours with a peacock from imposed on it. Courtsey: DD NEWS