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Assam: IAF’s SKAT to hold flypast air show over Guwahati’s Lachit Ghat on December 12

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GUWAHATI: Suryakiran Aerobatic Team (SKAT) of the Indian Air Force (IAF) will perform its famed aerobatic display over Umiam Lake in Meghalaya on December 4 and in Guwahati’s Lachit Ghat on December 12 to celebrate Swarnim Vijay Varsh.

Defence spokesperson in Meghalaya Wing Commander Sreeprakash J, informed on Thursday that the Suryakirans would be carrying out a display in Umiam Lake following which two flypasts will be flown over the entire North East which will include with a display at Lachit Ghat in Guwahati, Assam on December 12.

The SKAT known for their challenging Aerobatic formation

The SKAT of the IAF is known for their professionalism, precision and prowess. Like most professional Air Forces have a Formation Aerobatic unit which undertakes the extremely challenging role of doing acrobatic moves, in large formations. This is done not only to showcase their capabilities but also to motivate the youth to join the defence services.

The SKAT, consisting of 17 officers, 200 technicians was formed in the year 1996 and has been personifying the motto of the IAF “Touch the sky with glory” ever since.

The SKAT has completed more than 600 displays throughout the country, representing India in Sri Lanka and Dubai in 2021 and has also been carrying out flypasts over the country to celebrate Swarnim Vijay Varsh.

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