A good number of Public Schools have been gifted with retired aircraft. The Airforce School, the Army Public School , Modern School being some of them. Modern School on the Barakhamba Road very near to Connaught Place has a Hawker Hunter (BA-241) on display opposite their school building.
The aircraft was presented to the School by Air Chief Marshal S K Mehra before his retirement. ACM Mehra is an alumni of this school. The Hunter is in quite good condition for all its exposure to the elements.
The aircraft was previously known to have been flying with the No.20 Squadron ‘Lightnings’ as recently as the early 90s. It makes a brief appearance in the Indian Air Force’s Diamond Jubilee film ‘Salt of the Earth‘. The aircraft was installed here in April 1991.