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Indian Air Force has written a note requesting residents in Delhi, Ghaziabad, and neighbouring cities to cooperate with the pilots in conducting rehearsals for the air display show on Oct 8.

The Indian Air Force will celebrate its 80th anniversary on Oct 8 and will conduct the annual air display which will have several aircrafts taking part in the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station Hindan.

The rehearsals for the air display will commence from Oct 1. The areas over which the aircrafts will be flying at low levels are Wazirpur Bridge, Karwalnagar, Afjalpur, Hindan, Shamli, Jiwana, Chandinagar, Hindon, Hapur, Philkua and Ghaziabad.

Noting that birds are the major threats to the aircrafts flying at low levels, Air Force has sought people to keep the garbage in their respective places under check to ensure safe air space for the rehearsals.

Following is the message from the IAF:

"Birds pose a serious threat to aircrafts flying at low levels. Eatables thrown out in the open attract birds. To ensure a safe fly past, the Indian Air Force requests the citizen of Delhi, Ghaziabad and its neighbourhood not to throw eatables and garbage in the open. Also, if they find ant carcass out in the open, they are requested to report the same to the nearest Air Force unit/ police station to arrange for its disposal or please call/ SMS to officer in-charge Bird Hazard Combat Team on cell number: 9910622314."

The air display:

The air display will commence with flag bearing sky divers of Akash Ganga Team dropping out of AN-32 aircraft.

The commencement of the Air Force Day Parade will be marked by fly past of "Ensign" formation comprising of three Mi-17 V5 helicopters in Vic formation trooping the Air Force Ensign.

"Chakra" formation comprising three Mi-25/35 in Vic formation would follow. This will be followed by "Hercules" formation comprising of one C-130J Hercules aircraft and two AN-32 aircraft in echelon position on either side, followed by "Spectrum" formation comprising one C-130J Hercules aircraft in the lead with two Avro and two Dornier aircraft flying past in "Echelon" position.

The fighter flypast will be led by three Jaguar aircraft in Vic formation closely followed by Bison (MiG-21), Baaz (MiG-29), Vajra (Mirage 2000) aircraft and Su-30 MKI (Sukhoi) aircraft in Vic formation.