News and Features

News and Features

-January 1, 2004:The Indian Navy had salvaged a Sea Harrier that crashed in the sea on August 24. The aircraft might find itself as the latest Warbird on the block .

- A Caribou has recently been presented to the Indian Air Force Museum in Palam. This aircraft BM-774 was a derelict lying in Jorhat before it was earmarked for restoration

-Aeroplane Monthly magazine publishes photographs of the recovery of R4118 from Varanasi. This aircraft has already flown its first post restoration flight in England and this event is reported in this article

- Wright Flyer unveiled at VITM. The VITM in Bangalore now boasts a newly built Wright Flyer replica. This aircraft was constructed out of original Smithsonion Institute's copy of the plans.

Sept 1, 2003:It was a mystery waiting to be solved for more than 35 years. When some members from a trekking party from the Himalayan Mountaineering

Spitfire being escavated from River BedWreckage found in Ambala River: A group of workers working on farm land stumbled onto the wreckage of a Spitfire buried in sand at the Rolanheri village in Ambala, in what could be the Discovery of this year

-. 3BRD installs a Mi-8 helicopter on the premises of PEC Chandigarh on 29 Jan 2004. Z-1381 is the first Mi-8 to have exhausted its TTL .Various News papers have reported this story.

News from FaridkotA link to a report on the video file on the Tribune India Website about the splendors of Faridkot. The Video shows the Maharaja's aircraft hangar and some rusting relics like a Sentinel and a Proctor.

November 25th, Bombay: Celebrating the Navy Week which commences from 1st December, the Navy is throwing open the Ex-INS Vikrant for general public to visit. For the first time, a glimpse of what is in store for the Vikrant as a Museum can be observed during this time. There are Seven aircraft on display on the Aircraft Carrier. Some of the aircraft are displayed in action diaromas, with Mannequins in flying suits and equipment

Hunter-S571 :October 8th, 2001: The Indian air force bid adieu to the Hawker Hunter after nearly 44 years of Service. The Hawker Hunter was officially phased out today at the Air Force Station Palam, with the last example making its flight during the AF Day celebrations.....

Click to ReadSep 2001, Jodhpur: Air Chief Marshal AY Tipnis, Chief of Air Staff recently inaugurated the Air Force Museum, "The Heritage", at Jodhpur. Mrs Molina Tipnis, President, Air Force Wives Welfare Association (AFFWA), Air Marshal VK Bhatia, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, South Western Air Command (SWAC), Mrs Sunita Bhatia


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