The new BBC mini series, “Take Off” , telecast every Tuesday at 9 PM, produced by Miditech, starts at the cusp of the Aero-Show at Yelahanka in Bangalore and traces the journey of Indian aviation through the decades.

Beginning with an overview of the industry and the various issues that surround it, the series probes into the problems faced by low cost airlines, government apathy, infrastructure problems, airline personnel as well as the rise of the budget airlines and privatisation. From a tightly controlled public sector to the introduction of the open skies policy, civil aviation is an area still in its evolutionary phase today.

Changing profile of airline traveler, emergence of low cost airlines, cutthroat pricing are issues Take Off looks into. We look at the changing role of the government since economic reforms were introduced and the impact it had on various sectors in the economy. From a tightly controlled public sector to the introduction of the open skies policy, civil aviation is an area still in its evolutionary phase today. Take Off brings together elements from each sector of the industry, aviation experts, views and predictions, observers and trendsetters together.