Enthusiasts throng Aero Show in Coimbatore
Enthusiasts thronged Coimbatore city for 'Aeroplus 2014', which exhibited more than 20 varieties of aircrafts, choppers and their manoeuvres. The exhibition is being organised by Nehru College of Aeronautical Science and will continue for three days. Most of the aircrafts that were on display have been brought from Indian Air Force and other foreign countries.
"The show has been organised to create awareness among the public regarding aviation field," said organiser of the aero show, Krishna Kumar.
The visitors were mostly attracted to miniature helicopter, which was designed by an aeronautical student. One of the distinct characteristics of this miniature chopper was it cannot be detected by radar which can be greatly useful for the armed forces.
"We thought that models would be exhibited, but there are real choppers and flights being exhibited here, there are choppers designed by the students. The students explained us about the working of the choppers and about the flight here and inside the lab, the engines and the materials used to manufacture the flight are being displayed. This is a wonderful experience," said a visitor, Priya.
Some of the aircrafts that were on display included Hawker 1A, Beech aircraft, King Air C-90 aircraft, Cessna 150D, a rare Enstrom F-28 helicopter, etc.
Inside the exhibition halls, visitors also got the chance to witness an international airport which was prepared in the form of a big model. There were runways, terminals, security points, radar, repair yard, flying club, parking area arranged along with the aircrafts. Engine models were also put on display including MIG-21 fighter plane engine.
Aircraft accessories, aviation photo gallery and cockpit instruments were also set up in this novel exhibition.
(Posted on 27-04-2014)