The airshow was first held on 6th March 2014 in the memory of late Prof Veer Bhadra Mishra, former head of Dept. of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi and Mahant of Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple. Popularly known as Hero of the Planet, he has been recognised on the United Nation Environmental Programme’s “Global 500 Roll of Honour” for his immeasurable contribution towards cleaning of the holy Ganges.
Aeromodelling Club, Science and Technology Council, IIT (BHU) Varanasi is back with the fourth edition of Airshow to commemorate his dedication and spirit. With the footfall of over 5000 in early editions, we're all set to provide an awe-inspiring event with finest flyers of India performing the unique and petrifying aerobatics with the Radio Controlled Electric and IC planes, water rockets, hovercraft, autonomous and semi-autonomous multi rotors. AIRSHOW 2018 will be the most dynamic pageant of its kind ever staged in India.
With a positive vision to promote aviation among the students and encourage aerospace in India especially Varanasi, Airshow is conducted annually with new and innovative models every year. Apart from providing a platform for the aero modellers across India to showcase their skills and creative ideas the airshow aims to push for research in the field of model aircraft design and construction.The aerospace exhibition will feature the technology of tomorrow, thus spreading the awareness about new techniques and breakthroughs in the field of Aerospace among the common masses.
PROF. VEER BHADRA
In 1999, Time (magazine) named seven people from across the globe as “Heroes of the Planet”. One of the seven was the former head-of-department of civil engineering at the Benares Hindu University (BHU), Professor Veer Bhadra Mishra. Mahantji, as he was called, had also been on the UN’s Global Roll of Honour in 1992.
Towards this end, he established the Sankat Mochan Foundation, which did exceptional work for clearing the river of pollutants, especially in and around Varanasi. Under him, the foundation developed and implemented an efficient mechanism for this purpose.
Prof Mishra specialised in hydraulic engineering and water resource management. In all, his teaching career spanned almost 40 years. His indefatigable will was brought about by an integration of scientific training and his complete devotion to the Ganga. He earned the title of Ganga Putra (Son of Ganga).
In his life, Prof Mishra remained loyal to all three icons — the deity, the temple, and its progenitor.
MARVELS AT AIRSHOW
Marvels like the Red Swan, The Black Hawk and Cloud Dancer will be joined by many others, from home and abroad, for a series of breathtaking routines and manoeuvres. Here are some of the highlights from our stellar lineup of aerobatic daredevils that promise to leave the crowd spellbound.
The Black Hawk:
The Black Hawk: A State of the Art autonomous quadcopter, A versatile GPS Controlled Machine empowered with Live Video Feed, Automatic Path Planning and Return to Home.
The Red Swan:
The Red Swan: The Red Swan is an electric powered park fly glider with an excellent flight experience and precise control.
The Trifecta Tricopter:
The Trifecta Tricopter: Making a noise of a buzz, this three armed multi-rotor is one of its kind, both in looks and in speed.