Aero India 2007 @ Bangalore

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Aero India 2007 @ Bangalore ... Any fellow IM'ers planning to go there???

The 6th International Edition of Aero India Show is slated to take place from 7 - 11 February 2007 at the Yelahanka Air Force Station , Bangalore.
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Thumbs up Don't Miss - Aero India 2007,Bangalore, India. FULL DETAILS Inside..

Date: February 07-11, 2007
Venue: Yelahanka Air Force Base, Bangalore, India
Organizer: Defence Exhibition Organization (under the Ministry of Defence, India)
Expected Number of Exhibitors: Over 500
Expected Number of Attendees: 150,000 Approx.
Exhibition Floor Size: 13,500 sq m, including about 2,700 Outdoor Exhibition Space and 10,750 sq m Indoor Exhibition Space

Aero India is Asia's premier beiennial air show held in Bangalore at the Yelahanka Air Force Base. Started in 1996 by Ministry of Defence, India, Aero India attracts hundreds of exhibitors that include leading industries in the field of civil and military aviation, aerospace and airfield upgrade. The show includes both air displays and static exhibitions of a wide variety of military and civil aircrafts from leading manufactures, vendors and suppliers. The Indian Air Force also displays its various aircrafts. A total of 80 aircrafts, including the world-renowned MIG-29 M-2 from Russia, MIRAGE from France, Hawks from Britain and Jaguar from the European Union, displayed their power and capability in the 5th Aero India 2005.

Among prominent attendees of Aero India Shows include the top decision makers from the India's Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Headquarters, Members of Council of Ministers, Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), India Space Research Organization (ISRO), Military delegations from other countries, and end users in the civil aviation and airport maintenance sector. Over 125,000 people attended the 5th Aero India 2005 and enjoyed the display of 80 aircrafts at the show. The 6th Aero India 2007, scheduled on February 7-11, 2007, is expected to grow in stature as a major aviation exhibition. The Aero India 2007 is expecting much bigger participation in terms of participant companies, aircrafts and attendees.


Flight Displays at Aero India 2005 (Photos)

http://www.nal.res.in/oldhome/pages/ai05imd.htm

http://www.nal.res.in/oldhome/pages/ai05sk.htm




I think, It will be open for public on 10th & 11th Feb. I am gonna book my tickets soon....

Anyone who is traveling around Bangalore, Don't miss the show... It will be awesome..

Anyone wanna join me, please message me.
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Great show to go visit. You will be able to see how HAL wastes thousands of crore rupees on developing third rate poducts like the Dhruv (??) helicopter whereas they could have bought a proven off the shelf helicopter for a much lower price. A proven product with a good safety record as opposed to the rather lame Dhruv thing they made.

Besides that the show should be good. Does the IAF still have the display team that uses MIGs ?
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One of the highlights of the event is supposed to be a F16 sortie by Ratan Tata !

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/R...ow/1561152.cms
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Originally Posted by shere Great show to go visit. You will be able to see how HAL wastes thousands of crore rupees on developing third rate poducts like the Dhruv (??) helicopter whereas they could have bought a proven off the shelf helicopter for a much lower price. A proven product with a good safety record as opposed to the rather lame Dhruv thing they made.
Can you cite some links about Dhruv details you have provided? because I cant seem to find any.
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Wow! F16? We have F16s in India....sorry a little ignorant. But it wud be fun seeing the F16! Aaaha! So futilely I have been trying to get contacts of some IAF ppl to get to see the fighters. This wud have been a golden opportunity! Wud really miss it! May be the next Aero Show!

PlanetofPrince, Will be waiting to see some good pics from you of this exclusive event.
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In 2005 the main attraction was the display of the team "sarang" which constitutes the dhruv helicopters.
It was simply breath taking,
The maneuverability of the dhruv was stunning,

Yea, regarding "safty", there were some problems,and the HAL grounded the entire fleet of dhruvs to troubleshoot the tail rotor problem,

This year the main attraction is the participation of USAF F16 and F18.

we have already taken the tickets and planning to watch aero2007 on saturday.
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I'll be there on the 10th Feb.
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http://deccanherald.com/deccanherald...4931200728.asp

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Almost all the foreign delegates made it a point to express their displeasure about the “outrageously expensive” hotel rates — ranging from $450 to $700. Hamish Harding, Chairman of Action Aviation jocularly said “apart from selling aircraft in India, I intend to build a 5-Star hotel in Bangalore.”.
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No room, say Bangalore hotels

Staff Reporter

# There are over 4,700 rooms in about 66 hotels in Bangalore
# Some hotels have increased charges by 30 per cent

Bangalore: On a good day, rooms are tough to get in upmarket hotels in the city. Now with the Aero India 2007 on, there are no rooms to be had for love or money unless you have booked much ahead.

Visitors and tourists from all over the country and abroad are here in connection with the show, and if anyone thought it fit to fly in and look for a room, sorry but another time. "Bookings for the show had commenced almost a year back," said Amar Ravishankar, Sales Executive, Manager, Leela Kempinski. Some 200 rooms in his hotel have been booked by visitors to the Aero India show. "To cope with the demand, we have accommodated those who stay for a minimum four days," Mr. Ravishankar said.

There are over 4,700 rooms in about 66 hotels in Bangalore that are booked right through. And the rooms are pricey. To get a room below $350 a night has become near impossible in upmarket hotels.

A number of hotels have also upped their charges by 30 per cent.

"Not us," said Rakhi Lalvani, of the Taj Group. "Taj Residency has 160 rooms and Taj West End 117 rooms. They are now mostly occupied with Aero India visitors. Our hotels are providing transport facilities to Yelahanka for them."

ITC Windsor Sheraton and Towers is also pulling out all stops to make the guests' stay comfortable, said Rajesh Rohi, Reservation Assistant.

Ditto with The Grand Ashok. "Delegates from different countries as staying with us and we're providing special facilities for them, said Shalini Mahapatra, spokesperson for the hotel.
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I was at the show on Feb 10th. Here are some picture I clicked..

USAF C-17 Globemaster


USAF C-130 Hercules


USAF F-16


US Navy P-3 Orion


CRJ-900


Grippen


Grippen, Special thanks to the ground crew.


HAL LCA (Tejas)


IAF Mirage 2000


HAL Tejas


IAF Sukhoi SU-30


USAF F/A-18s


USAF C-17
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wow! Amazing! Thanks for sharing! Its cool that ppl are allowed to go so close. I thot it wud be barricaded and all. Any joy rides there?

Must be quite exciting to see SUs and Fs.

btw no aerobatics?
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Originally Posted by Digital Drifter Can you cite some links about Dhruv details you have provided? because I cant seem to find any.
For more info on the lacklustre Dhruv :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_Dhruv

Google for more info on it failings.

To this day I have never understood Indias fascination with pumping crores into these doomed projects. It is like the infamous Arjun MBT. The thing is a death trap and I think most soldiers would rather go to war in a rickshaw than third rate death trap the Arjun is. A few years ago they trialed the thing in Rajasthan the temperature inside the tank was so high due to the cooling systems being rubbish. How dare the politicians risk the lives of Indian Jawans in such rubbish.

If you can produce equipment as good as what you can buy then learn your lesson and buy off the shelf. If India has a complex about parts supply then like they do with the Russians they can put in place transfer agreements so parts can be made in India.
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Originally Posted by shere For more info on the lacklustre Dhruv :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HAL_Dhruv

Google for more info on it failings.
[...]
Actually this is pretty normal in military terms. There is a long list of helicopter projects by countries(see apache ah-64 failures) which have so so final results. What you have NOT heard is the constrained flying conditions of *any* aircraft.

Some are ridiculous in that, they're suitable only for military mag photos and near perfect enemy/weather wrt to optimum performance.

Right now, there's close to 50 Dhruvs in operation in all forces.

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