The Air at Ye­la­hanka

Vayu Aerospace and Defence - - News -

AFS Ye­la­hanka, where the bi­en­nial Aero In­dia in­ter­na­tional air shows have been held since the 1990s, is nearing its Plat­inum Ju­bilee since its es­tab­lish­ment. Joseph Antony re­calls its che­quered history. Its ori­gins lie in the early 1940s when Ital­ian POWs were en­gaged to build its run­ways and other fa­cil­i­ties to the time it was res­ur­rected post 1962, be­com­ing the key base for mul­ti­engined air­craft con­ver­sion train­ing of IAF/IN/CG pilots.

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