Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Wary of birds, IAF asks people not to throw garbage in open

New Delhi: With the Indian Air Force preparing for a scintillating air display on its 83rd anniversary on October 8, the force has requested citizens of Delhi, Ghaziabad and its neighbourhood not to throw garbage and eatables in the open, lest it attracts birds.

Rehearsals for the air display will commence from October 1 and the area over which aircraft will be flying at low levels are Wazirpur Bridge, Karwalnagar, Afjalpur, Shamili, Jiwana, Chandinagar, Hapur, Philkua and Hindan.

"Birds pose a serious threat to flying aircraft. Eatables thrown in open attract birds. To ensure safety to aircraft, pilots and people on the ground, the Indian Air Force request all citizens of Delhi, Ghaziabad and neaighbouring areas not to throw eatables and garbage in open," a statement released by it said.

The air display will commence with flag bearing sky divers of Akash Ganga Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft in their colourful canopies.
29/09/15 PTI/Business Standard
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