Hawker Sea Hawk IN244 at Marmagoa
|The aircraft is in good condition as can be seen from this angle. (Pic Copyright : Mr. Ulysses Menezes – Goa World)|
For years, The Seahawk (IN244) displayed in the roundabout in Marmagoa was the sole indication of the significance of this place in Naval aviation, besides the visibility of Sea Harriers on thier sorties over the skies of Goa. Another Sea Hawk (IN240) was reported to be preserved in flying condition with the Navy in Dabolim Airfield, but since then the aircraft found itself at the Visakhapatnam Beach.
|Aircraft Type||Serial No||Remarks|
|Sea Hawk||IN 244||Gate Gaurdian, Marmagoa|
From Dabolim Airfield, the Naval Aviation wing operates a variety of aircraft. Sea Harriers, Tupolev-142s, Illyushin-38s , Dornier-228s are a regular sight in the skies over Goa. Occassionally the incoming passenger flights of Civil Airliners landing at Dabolim recieve ‘escorts’ from Sea Harriers.
Update 2015: The aircraft has been moved to Raipur