Seventy-five aircraft, helicopters flew past Rajpath in different formations with precision at tremendous speeds. The thundering aerobatics with professional skills by IAF personnel was a visual treat. The Defence Ministry put out stunning footage of the fly-past taken from the cockpit. This is the first time that viewers could get an aerial view of the fly-past, which they had seen so far only from the ground.
Of the many formations of the fly-past, the IAF displayed the Rahat formation comprising five ALH aircraft. In this formation, five aircraft were flown 'Arrowhead' formation, at 60m AOL over water channel, North of Rajpath.
This was followed by the Meghna, Eklavya, Tangail, Traan, Netra, Vinaash, Baaz, Trishul, Varuna (IN), Tiranga, Vijay, and Amrit formations.