MiG-21 FL now becomes history

The iconic MiG‐21 FL ‐ a variant in the MiG‐21 series of fighter aircraft ‐ that heralded the dawn of the supersonic jet era for the Indian Air Force half a century ago, passed into military aviation history at an emotional fly past and parade at an airbase. Two pairs of MiG‐21 FLs took off with a deafening roar from the runway at 9.45am for one last time, ending association with the IAF. The jet ‐ that has been flown by nearly three out of every four fighter pilots of the IAF since its induction in 1963 and dealt telling blows to the Pakistan Air Force during the 1971 war . Made its final pass in a four‐aircraft box formation over the tarmac area.

 Source: Indian Express

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