Thursday, January 24, 2013

IAF flies 80-year-old aircraft from Delhi to Vadodara

Vadodara: The Indian Air Force showed off its technical skills when it flew an 80-year-old de Havilland DH-82 Tiger Moth aircraft from Delhi and landed it at the airport Vadodara on Tuesday. "I enjoyed flying it," Group Captain DS Dangi said. The 'de Havilland DH82 Tiger Moth' is a two-seater, single-bay bi-lane powered by a 145-horse power Gypsy Major four-cylinder inverted air-cooled engine.
It was the primary trainer aircraft for the Royal Air Force during World War II and was also the basic trainer aircraft in the IAF, right from 1940. IAF training schools operated the Tiger Moth until it was later replaced by the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) designed and manufactured two-seater primary trainer called 'Hindustan HT-2', Air Commodore Sodhi said.
23/01/13 PRI/IBN Live