Representational Photo of SP-1 from the 84th Air Force day

LCA Tejas SP-8 (LA-5008) successfully flew for the first time today taking off at 15:42 hrs from HAL Airport in Bengaluru and landing back at 1615 hrs. SP-8 flew for 33 mins with the experienced Gp. Capt. KK Venugopal (Retd) on the controls.

This is the eight serial production aircraft and will be handed over to the Indian Air Force after a few production sorties.