I have been tad busy at work with less time to post a thought.. February being a month of love, inspite of my hectic schedule at work, I’ve managed to make the most of my weekends spending quality time with my 1st love- “Traveling”. Every weekend will be posted separately in the days to come.. But, before the ‘month of love’ ends.. I wanted to ensure that the chronicle for the month ends with a love note on my 2nd crush – ‘The Aeroplanes’ 🙂
“Aero India” is a biennial event that happens only in Bangalore is something that I haven’t missed over the last 3 consecutive shows.. I was there this year too.. But, compared to the previous years, it wasn’t a great show.. ‘The Russian Knights’ had set the expectations too high for the aero-enthusiasts which unfortunately were not met.!!
The Suryakirans were missed greatly, thanks to the passing away of 2 pilots due to mid-air crashes 😥 The ‘Flying bulls’ and the Desi-team ‘Sarang’ were clearly the show stoppers.
This takes me back to the show of 2009 – This year there were too many participants with almost all the biggies in this business from around the world. India was on a look out for 126 fighters for its mighty air-force. The F-16, F-18, Eurofighters, Rafael, Sukhoi etc etc. India’s LCA- Tejas made her 1st debut. There were many other contenders among the LCH-Choppers like Dhruv, Cheetah, Cobra; Cargo carriers like the C-130: Super Hercules, Omega tankers; Missiles and UAVs- It was an amazing day… especially when it falls on 14-Feb..!!!
A great show put up by the SuryaKirans and the Sarang team..!!
It is a feeling of contentment that fills my heart when I come here for each show and a sense of sadness to think about waiting for 2 years for the next show.. It gives us a sense of pride when we say we are Bangaloreans and the Air show happens only here..
If you want me to write further, I can go on.. About every show and every machine there.. But i’d like to save some for the coming shows too.. So, I end it here with a ‘Love Note’ in the month of love and let the love spread in the world 😛