Aero India 2015 News

February 17, 2015: Preview


I was fortunate to capture the action at Yelahanka on the last practice day – Feb 16th before kick-off tomorrow. Work is on at a frenzied pace in order to be show-ready by February 18th. Here’s what to expect at the show tomorrow: Static Display Aircrafts

Left to Right (front of Hall D): Tejas, Su30, Hawk, IAF C-130J, Mirage 2000, MiG 21, MiG 29, Dassault Falcon 7X, Mi35, Dassault Falcon 2000LX, Rafale, Pilatus Pc12. Indian Air Force’s Embraer 145I AEW&C should also be parked in the gap between the Falcon 2000LX & the Pilatus.
Don’t forget to checkout ^ VayuSena’s Su30 with BrahMos on the centreline hardpoint parked in the static exhibit opposite Exhibition Hall D
DRDO Do228, Pilatus Pc12, RUAG Do228NG, USAF Boeing P8, HAL LCH TD-3, 2 x USAF F-15 Strike Eagles, UASF Boeing C-17 Globemaster, USAF KC-135 Stratotanker
In front of Hall C is HAL's Fully-Loaded Tejas LCA TD-2 KH-2002
In front of Hall C is HAL’s Fully-Loaded Tejas LCA TD-2 KH-2002
Also in front of Hall C behind the Tejas is Eurofighter Typhoon’s Mini-Chalet along with that of BAE Systems
HAL's Light Utility Helicopter Full-Scale mock-up outside Hall E
HAL’s Light Utility Helicopter Full-Scale mock-up outside Hall E
This TATRA Truck leading a convoy of other trucks carrying the AKASH Missile system arrived as i was leaving in the evening.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited new Light Combat Helicopter’s third Technology Demonstrator in a striking green camouflage livery which was brought to Yelahanka from Bangalore HAL yesterday.  

HAL Rotary Wing Test Pilots Group Capt Hari Nair in the Red flight suit & Wing Commander Subash P. John with me after arriving at Yelahanka after the short hop across town from HAL’s home base with the TD-3 LCH.
Hi-Res Aero India Map

9 thoughts on “Aero India 2015 News

  1. Hi Vishal, I am planning to visit Aero India 2015 on Saturday, I have a confusion, does buying the Visitors Exibition Area ticket (Rs 2500) allow me to visit the static display and the flying display area? Or for the flying display I need to buy a separate ticket (Rs 600)


    1. Hello Aatish,

      The Rs.2500/- Business Visitor Pass will let you access the static display area.
      I don’t think you can access the ADVA (Air Display Viewing Area) which is closer to the end of the runway as you have to alight almost 2 miles before Yelahanka AFB’s Main Gate to go to the ADVA which is for the Rs.600/- General Visitors pass holders.

      You can easily see the flying display from the Business Visitors Area


  2. Ok, thanks bro, I just booked the Business Visitor pass 🙂

    Btw, I saw your work on your website and I must say it is the best I have seen by a Indian photographer. Wish you good luck and more national and international fame in future.

    I am not a professional at photography but like others I too like watching and capturing military planes. I stay near the Lohegaon AFB, Pune.

    If you get some spare time, please see some of the pics I clicked at RIAT 2010/2011/ 2012 at this link



  3. Dear Vishal,

    I’m looking to photograph the flight display (Rafale in flight would be most interesting).
    Should I get the business (2500) or ADVA pass (600).

    Thanks – Gagan


    1. Hi,

      If all you’re looking to do is get some good aerial shots of the Flight Displays then ADVA is fine, infact you will also get good taxing shots of the aircrafts as they head to enter the runway if you’re near to the fence.

      Best of Luck – VJ


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