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Mountain Eagles, the Army microlight formation flying team based at Army Adventure Nodal Centre (Microlight & PHG), Mhow, MP conducted three microlight expeditions in 13 months from February 2015.

  • The first expedition with seven aircraft covered 1,800 km in 10 flying days from Feb 13-26, 2015. (Route: Mhow - Khargone - Dhule - Nasik - Ahmednagar - Mhow - Ujjain - Bhopal - Dhana and back to Mhow).
  • The second expedition commemorating the golden jubilee of the 1965 Indo-Pak war, was conducted from Sept 5-14, 2015. As part of this, three microlights covered 3,050 km in 10 flying days. (Route: Mhow - Banswara - Mehsana - Bhuj - Deesa - Jodhpur - Bikaner - Suratgarh - Bathinda - Hissar - Jaipur - Kota and back to Mhow).
  • Third expedition celebrating the 15th Reunion of Corps of Signals was conducted from Feb 9-17, 2016. It had six aircraft covering 1,500 km in nine flying days. (Route: Mhow - Ujjain - Bhopal - Dhana - Nowgong - Jabalpur and back to Mhow). The core team including pilots-in-command and ground crew, led by Lt Col Mankanwaljeet Singh Chawla, remained same for all the three expeditions.