Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

After leaving the residents of Bhubaneswar spellbound with enthralling airshows, Suryakiran aerobatic team of the Indian Air Force (IAF) conducted another mesmerising show at Blue Flag Beach in Puri on Sunday.

Earlier, the IAF team had conducted a full dress rehearsal of the show in the Holy City on Saturday.

A fleet of nine aircraft hovered over the Puri skies to perform the airshow. As many as nine pilots were seen flying HAWK aircraft being made in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). 

The Suryakiran Aerobatic team exhibited some jaw-dropping stunts while flying HAWK aircraft projecting its professionalism and precision. The show continued with attractive formations like flying inverted, diving and climbing in an aerial ballet by the aircraft over 25 minutes.

A sea of crowds thronged the Blue Flag Beach to witness the daredevilry by the IAF team. Streaking through the blue skies with blazing contrails just 500 feet above the ground, the aerobatic team executed a series of loops, barrel rolls and other breathtaking aerial manoeuvres.

Governor of Odisha, Professor Ganeshi Lal graced the occasion and witnessed the Suryakiran air show. Other officials of IAF were also present during the show.