Jumping the heights: Indian Air Force skydiving team creates record

The Indian Air Force skydive team, Akashganga, created another record adding to the many milestones it has already achieved, while enchanting the audience. Wing Commander Gajanand Yadava created historic record by jumping from an aircraft with twin flags measuring 30×20 feet each in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, according to a tweet by IAF on Sunday.

Wing Commander Gajananda Yadav took everyone’s breath away as he jumped from an An-32 aircraft over Malpura Drop Zone, Agra, from an attitude of 12000 feet above the ground on December 12, 2018.

This magnificent footage was recorded by Wing Commander V Baliga, who also jumped along for aerial recording of the feat.

Gajananda Yadav is a part of Akashganga, which was formed on 10 Aug 1987. Akash Ganga is the 14 member Sky diving team of the Indian Air Force. The team comprises the most dedicated, skillful and daredevil Para Instructors of the Paratroopers Training School. The enthusiasm and experience the instructors from PTS gained in sky diving since its inception, resulted in formation of the Sky Diving team for demonstration jumps.

This is a proud moment for the Indian Air Force as no such event has ever been recorded in the past. Hence this is a great addition to the IAF’s milestones.

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