Man, Machine and Mission – Aero India, 2013

February, 2013

“There’s never time to do it right, but there’s always time to do it over.” – Murphy’s Law.

Pilots of these daring machines wouldn’t agree one bit on this! The precision and parity with which they fly, they wouldn’t be alive if they didn’t get it right each time they fly. At the recently concluded Aero India, 2013 at Bangalore these aircrafts / choppers were the darlings of the crowd, zipping past each other in perfect harmony and synchronization as if they were performing a ballet on stage and not flying in formations up there thousands of miles above. Man, Machine and Mission – it was mystical magnificence at its best. But amongst these heavenly beauties, a majestic lone bird flew nonchalantly, oblivious to its man-made co-passengers in the sky, daring them to show off their acrobatics. It’s simple, effortless swoops and dives, smooth glides and soundless maneuvers got us thinking – who is this Super Scientist who has designed this breathtaking aerodynamic model in flesh, blood and feathers?? It was truly humbling as we stood transfixed amidst the din of the roaring aircrafts!!



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