SHILLONG, Oct 06: The Air Force Festival ‘AIR FEST 2018’ which began here on Saturday was a huge hit with visitors thronging the venue at the Shillong Advanced Landing Ground in the outskirts of the city.
The event is being held as part of 86th Air Force Day celebrations and is being organized by the Headquarters Eastern Air Command.
The festival was inaugurated at the Shillong Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) by Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Air Command, Air Marshal R Nambiar.
The Air Fest 2018 kicked off with a fly past of Mi-17 Helicopters and Su-30 MKI multi-role fighter aircraft. There was also a demonstration of slithering operations by ‘Garud’, the elite commandos of the Indian Air Force. Static Display of Aircraft and performance by the Military band are some other highlights of the festival.
The Indian Air Force has set up various stalls which include IAF publicity stall, souvenir stall and delectable food stalls. Various adventure activities such as zorbing ball, rappelling & crawling were also offered. A large number of people especially students from various schools and colleges witnessed the festival and acquired information regarding career opportunities in the IAF.