The sixth Hawk Mk 132 for the Indian Air Force is seen touching down after its first flight of 1h 2min at BAE Systems Warton on 17 April. The aircraft was flown solo by project pilot Nat Makepeace. Although five aircraft preceded it, the first Mk 132 flight having been made on 11 Dec 2006, the airframe was production number four. It is the first aircraft to bear Indian Air Force markings, but also carries RAF markings for flying in the UK.

Mk 132 
© Neville Beckett   

Source: Flight International