Sunday, March 19, 2006

Surya Kiran Crash

Is improving the attitude a necessary pre requsite to improve Technomanagment

While in Hyderabad at times of Afro-Asian games i enjoyed the aerobatics of Surya Kiran Team. They use to happen around evening refreshment time at Microsoft.

""Two pilots of the Indian Air Force’s Surya Kiran aerobatics team were killed today following an accident during a routine training sortie when their plane crashed on the outskirts of Bidar in North Karnataka. The Surya Kiran aerobatics team is based at the Bidar Air Force Station and comprises indigenously manufactured Kiran Mk II aircraft""

The accident occurred when the tail of one plane hit another during an aerobatics drill. One plane was damaged due to this and crashed at Naubad village on the outskirts of Bidar.

Surya Kiran is rated as one of the best aerobatics formation teams in the world along with the “Red Arrows” of the British Royal Air Force and Canada’s “Snow Birds”.

The Surya Kiran aerobatics team is the successor of the Thuderbolt team of the IAF, which was formed in 1982 as a fulltime public display team. The team comprises 13 pilots with only nine pilots flying at any given time. The team has given aerobatics displays both in India and abroad, with the team giving its last major display at the Singapore air show in February.


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