Bangalore Airshow - Aero India 2019

I took a break from bird watching to see some different types of flying things at Aero India 2019, the biennial airshow held in Bangalore. Here's a photo tour...

Sukhoi SU-30 MKI...

Some helicopters...

AEWACS Embraer - Airborne early warning and control system...

Two of these recently played a major role in the bombing of terrorist training camps in Pakistan by IAF...

Yakovlev aerobatic team...

Two of the yakovlevs trying to make a heart...

More choppers...

The vintage Dakota DC-3 was operational in the Indian Air Force from 1947 to 1971. A restored version of the Douglas DC-3 caught everyone's attention...

The old workhorse was fully restored to its original glory in 2018...

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, a Member of Parliament got the aircraft from scrap in 2011 and restored it to flying condition in UK before gifting it to the IAF...

  A demo of commando operations in a surgical strike... 

 Tejas - Light Combat Aircraft...

Sarang helicopter display team...

 USAF F-16...


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  1. Stunning images, Shiju. I've never been to an airshow. What a breathtaking range of aircraft to be able to have seen in flight!

    SSG xxx

  2. wow amazing pics. Thanks a lot for the post.
    Jai Hind

  3. Many nice captures. Kinda current post. Your air force was in the news all over the world. Hope thinks gets better soon.

  4. Amazing, amazing and they did make a heart after all. They're such clear shots as well as great actions shots too.

  5. Wow! Great photos!!! I love airshows. Our small local airport has one each year.

  6. Great show, and excellent captures. Well done.

  7. I’ve been to a few air shows in my time so I can appreciate how good your photos are. Some great shots here, I really enjoyed viewing them. #SeniorSalon

  8. Simply stunning set of images. I have to believe that flying helicopters in tight formation may be more difficult than jets. Really well done. Have a blessed day.

  9. The clarity of your shots is amazing. I could almost see the eye colours of the pilots. What a fantastic collection here.

    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is 10/51 Share Your Snaps #2. 11/3/19. Denyse

  10. I enjoy seeing these photos. Brings back memories of growing up, as my dad was in the Air Force. We went to many air shows. Thank you for linking up today.

  11. It's quite amazing what those talented pilots can do up there! Great captures. Thank you for linking up to My Corner of the World!

  12. Incredible airplane shots! Have a wonderful weekend!

  13. Wow, great photography Shiju. Some of those stunts look pretty hair raising!

  14. What beautiful captures! I don't know that I had a favorite - they were all great. Alana

  15. So cool to see! Thank you so much for all the great photos ♥
    It was a long time ago since I was on a "flyday". I think I better check up the military will have some this summer :-(


  16. Amazing to capture shadows on planes in flight!


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