Aero model show marks 106th birth anniversary of JRD Tata

     The 106th birth anniversary of JRD Tata, the pioneer Indian aviator was observed with an impressive aero modelling display and static aircraft show at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. A dozen aircraft were showcased yesterday in the static display in which nine were biplanes and three were helicopters. However, the prime attraction was display of various aero models by members of the aero modelling club functioning at Jamshedpur . "Earlier, we used to host static display of aircraft but this year along with the larger planes, we have also organised a live demonstration by the members of the aero modelling club," said Dipankar Sen, organiser of the Air Show. The crowd was delighted by the spectacular feat performed by the aircraft and enjoyed every bit of the show. "In Jamshedpur airport there are so many planes in which planes of Tata Steel are stationed. We have Pilatus aircraft and King Air plane and helicopters. There are many planes of flying clubs in which they have Cessna 152 and Cessna 172," said R. Prasad, Manager, Jamshedpur airport. The aero-modellers creations zoomed in the sky at an altitude of 30 to 100 metres with speeds ranging from 30 to 80 kmph. JRD Tata was the first Indian to have flown from Karachi to Bombay and he also founded the Tata Airlines in 1932, the forerunner of Air India , which became the national airliner. The nation honoured JRD Tata with numerous commendations including the nation's highest civilian award - Bharat Ratna. The Indian Air Force conferred the rank of Air Commodore on JRD Tata and later promoted him to the rank of Air Vice Marshal.

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