Sagar Pawan aerobatic team is disbanded

Sep 05, 2011
Sagar Pawan

The Indian NAVY aerobatic display team Sagar Pawan (See Breeze) is disbanded, as the all four Kiran Mk II jet-training planes are needed to train the fighter pilots.

In fact, the team had not performed since the fatal crash during an airshow in Hyderabad, on 3 March 2010, which killed both pilots.

There is a plans to re-established the team in 2013-14 flying BAE Hawks.

At the beginning of the year the other Indian military demonstration team Surya Kiran was disbanded for the same reason – all planes needed for pilot's training purposes.