There were two high points of the show. One was when one plane rolled over and under three of them as they roared past. And the second was a seeming death dive, where the plane soared, nearly vertical, high into the sky, stopped mid-air, and then simply tumbled to the ground as if it was about to crash.
With the ground barely a hundred feet away the falling plane dramatically 'recovered' and flew off, wagging its wings to the gaping crowd.
They certainly live up to their name.
Image: A French Dassault Rafale fighter performs during Aero India 2013 at the Yelahanka Air Force station in Bangalore on February 6, 2013.