Maiden solo sortie by IAF first woman combat pilot

The country’s oldest airbase, Ambala, witnessed another landmark in the history of military aviation when the Air Force’s first woman combat pilot, Flying Officer Bhawana Kanth, flew her maiden solo sortie in a fighter aircraft from the base on Friday. Bhawana took off in a MiG-21 Bison belonging to the …

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Snowbirds to fly over Camrose skies again

The Snowbirds will turn the skies over Camrose into their personal playground this summer. The City of Camrose council approved funding for the Canadian Forces elite aerobatics at the regular council meeting on Monday by a vote of 4-3. “We’re really excited for the opportunity to host the Snowbirds, it’s …

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High-flying sophomore competes in aerobatics

Following her family’s tradition, she took the controls of a Piper Cub airplane at age 11. By the time she was 15, her father, Michael, began teaching her to do loops, rolls, and hammerheads 4,000 feet above the earth. With her father and two brothers both competing, she learned to …

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SKAT prepared to dazzle Jodh skies

Denizens of Jodhpur city will be treated to the daring aerobats by the Indian Air Force’s (IAF) aerobatic demonstration team – Surya Kiran. With they are aerial meticulously planned and executed stunts, the Surya Kiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) is surely going to thrill the locals while also providing them with …

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WHAT IS GLIDER AEROBATICS? The Glider Aerobatics competition is a test of the pilot’s ability to perform a pre-planned programme of spectacular aerobatic manoeuvers whilst managing the glider’s energy. These silent and graceful figures are blended together in a sequence that aims to impress the judges with the pilot’s accurate …

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