The forthcoming defence exhibition, which will be held in Gandhinagar from October 18 to 22, is already undergoing preparations.
For two hours each evening from October 13 to October 22, the airspace around Ahmedabad Airport will be a “no-fly zone,” according to the Ministries of Civil Aviation and Civil Defense.
The ministries have declared NOTAM (notice to airmen) for the air show of fighter planes that will be the main attraction.
The NOTAM at the airport will last for a total of 10 days. It will start on October 13 and end on October 22 and last for two hours, between 4.25pm and 6.10pm. During the two hours of NOTAM, in the evening, the arrival and departure of any plane within 30km radius of Ahmedabad Airport and up to 20,000-feet height will be halted.
This proposed change will affect the schedule of some passenger flights arriving at Ahmedabad airport, which will result in disruption of flight timings. As per sources close to the development, “Many countries of the world and companies producing defence equipment and war weapons are participating in the expo. Fighter planes from these countries will be brought to the Ahmedabad airport.”
The biggest attraction of the defence expo will be the air show by the fighter planes. India’s most advanced fighter planes and helicopters will also be part of the show. Sources claim that the Tejas, Sukhoi, Chinook, and Rudra helicopters of the nation would also be displayed.