Bidar is located at the border with Andhra Pradesh and is much closer to Hyderabad and Dundigal than it is to Bangalore. Just about a 100 km distance from Hyderabad, Bidar has a full fledged Air Force Station flying the Kiran Mk Is and IA’s as part of the curriculum of the Air Force Academy at Dundigal. It is also the homebase for the Suryakiran Aerobatic display team, flying the Kiran Mk II trainers.
|This unmarked HAL HT-2 trainer is in Bidar Air Force Station, Homebase of the Suryakirans Formation Aerobatic Team. Pic Courtesy : Simon Watson|
There is a HT-2 on display at the gate of the Air Force Station Bidar. The aircraft is unmarked with no serial on display.