Ratan Tata takes to the skies in F-18 Super Hornet
Boeing is one of the six competitors bidding for the 126 Medium Multi-Role Combat Aircraft deal touted to be valued at USD 10 billion from the Indian Air Force.
An aviation enthusiast, Tata, who has also flown aircraft at earlier air shows, was in the air for around 45 minutes before the aircraft landed.
"I am excited", he said and described the F-18 "as a great aircraft".
The other competitors eyeing to garner the deal are Lockheed Martin`s F-16 (US), the French Rafale, Swedish`s Gripen, Russian MIG 35 and the European Eurofighter Typhoon.