MiG-29 [KB3118] on display outside the Air India Hangar
Loading a live Magic II on a Mirage 2000
First Day cover of 60th Anniversary of AFCME
Sukhoi SB023 of No.20 Squadron
Trainers and Utility Aircraft
Trainer aircraft used by the Indian Air Force for training of its aircrew. The IAF inherited its training establishments from the Royal Air Force, and these included the Service Flying Training School at Ambala and the Elementary Flying Training Schools at Jodhpur and Begumpet. The aircraft at that time included Tigermoths and Harvards. Later on Prentices, HT2s, Iskras etc were also used.
The primary trainer for the Royal Air Force during the second world war, it was the basic trainer in the Indian Air Force right from 1940. Both the training schools in the IAF operated the Tigermoth, and after it was replaced by the HT-2
The Indian Air Force used the Harvard for Advanced Training of Flight Cadets. The Harvard was flown by the Academies at Ambala, Begumpet and at Jodhpur, as well as the Flying Instructors School at Tambaram. The Harvards were phased out in 1973 and replace
The HT-2 is the first powered aircraft indigenously designed and built in India. Designed by Dr. VM Ghatge, the aircraft was produced by HAL in Bangalore and was used as a trainer aircraft of the IAF for nearly three decades.
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