27 March, 2009
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And there after their show in the air with tricolor smoke and formations that elated and enthralled everybody in such magnanimity that time seemed to have stopped for the duration the Red Kirans were airborne. The formations and all was a spectacle best viewed with naked eye but those who were not there the Sirsa News Web Video in this NEWS post and Sirsa News You Tube Channel may compensate a little! (Below)
Elite from the city, administration, judiciary, educationists, business, politics, farmers and the commoners were all together with their eyes towards the cloudy skies to gaze onto super stars of another kind, the Red Machines being tamed by trained Air Force pilots.
At the end of the show children, Gheroed, Gp. Capt. GS Bedi, JT Thomas and other red uniformed pilots for their autographs. The adults were seen commenting that it’s not just Film Stars and Sports stars who are sought by autograph seekers the men in uniform are also.
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Inputs from http://www.sirsanews.com/ How the color smoke is formed in such Aerobatic Planes:
The smoke trails left by the aerobatic aeroplanes are made by releasing diesel into the exhaust; this oxidises straight away, leaving a white smoke trail, Dyes are added to produce the different colours. The diesel is stored perhaps in the pod on the underside of the plane; originally designed to carry a cannon, it houses three tanks: 1 for pure diesel for white trail and two tanks of green- and red-dyed diesel. The smoke system uses about ten gallons per minute; therefore each plane can trail smoke for a total of several minutes.