Bangalore: A spectacular flying display and breathtaking aerobatics in formations by Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots marked the launch of Asia's biggest air show Aero India-2011 here on a sunny on Wednesday.
Soon after Defence Minister A.K. Antony declared open the eighth edition of the biennial aerospace and aviation trade expo at the air force base near Yelahanka on the outskirts of this aerospace hub, VIPs and invitees were treated to an hour-long fly-past involving supersonic and sub-sonic fighters, trainer jets and helicopters.
India's indigenous and world's smallest light-weight combat aircraft (LCA) Tejas in an arrow formation and aerobatics was the star attraction at the inaugural event for the fighter's agility and maneuverability.
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Image: Air force Sukhoi Su-30 fighter aircrafts fly in formation as they perform at the opening ceremony of Aero India 2011 in Yelahanka air base on the outskirts of Bangalore, on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.