SHILLONG, Oct 3 - The two-day �Vajra Air Fest� of the Eastern Air Command began today at Advance Landing Ground at Upper Shillong here with a spectacular display by Mi-17 helicopters, MiG-27 jets and NCC cadets from Assam.
�This Fest is part of the Air Force Day celebrations and the festival showcased the �Spirit of Adventure� epitomising the Indian Air Force�, IAF sources said.
An attraction of the festival was the fly past by three Mi-17 helicopters in �victory� formation led by Wing Commander Mukul Khare of 118 helicopter Unit, known as �The Challengers�. Then the MiG- 27 flew past at 840 kilometres per hour. The three aircraft formation was led by Group Captain G Singh. The other displays were Air Force commandos �Garuds� performing slithering operation and finally eight �Air Devils� skydiving team of para-jumping and landing at the designated area.
The NCC cadets of 50 Assam Air Unit mesmerised the crowd with their splendid display of aeromodelling. The fest was declared open by Air Marshal C Hari Kumar, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, EAC.