Air Fest 2018 has been underway in Shillong to commemorate the 86th Air Force Day celebrations 2018.
The Meghalaya-based defence PRO, Wing Commander Ratnakar Singh on Saturday tweeted on Saturday: “Slithering by Garud and static display of aircraft and equipment at Air Fest 2018 to commemorate 86th anniversary of IAF MCC at Eastern Air Command, Shillong.”
According to reports, the Air Fest, which is open for all Indian citizens between 10 am to 4 pm, from October 6 to October 7, 2018, is being conducted at the Shillong Advanced Landing Ground (ALG).
The Air Fest commences with a fly past of Su-30 MKI multi-role fighter aircraft and Mi-17 Russian built helicopters.
To commemorate the 86th Air Force Day celebrations 2018, a Trans Himalayan MTB (Mountain Terrain Bike) Expedition from Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO), the highest airfield of Indian Air Force (IAF) in North, is also being conducted by the IAF.
The Indian Himalayan Region (IHR) is the section of the Himalayan within India, spanning the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh into Myanmar and China.
The expedition is likely to culminate between October 6 to 8 next at Kibithu International bordering China in Arunachal Pradesh, covering approximately 4,500 km.
#AirForceDay2018 Slithering by Garud and static display of aircraft and equipments at #AirFest2018 to commemorate 86th anniversary of @IAF_MCC at Eastern Air Command #Shillong @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia @PIBShillong pic.twitter.com/rDgeBP15i1
— PRO Defence Meghalaya (@proshillong) October 6, 2018