On June 14, the final Russian stage of the Aviadarts competition started in Voronezh. The final Russian one because this year the final stage will take place in China. Accordingly, it is according to the results of these competitions that those who will fly to China will be selected to show there who is the boss in the sky. This competition is already the fifth in a row.
What VKS likes about such events is the brevity of the opening rallies. They did it in 10 minutes.
Speaking at the opening, the commander-in-chief of the Aerospace Forces Viktor Nikolaevich Bondarev noted that today we have order with our personnel. And, despite the fact that many excellent pilots and navigators serve in Syria, we have someone who can adequately represent Russia abroad.
Including those who have already visited Syria.
Finalists of the Russian competition. As you can see, there is enough.
Traditionally, there was a small performance of amateur performances of students of the Academy named after Zhukovsky and Gagarin. The cadets of the Faculty of Mechanics were pleased with the performance in the style of the 40-50s. Healthy guys, real mechanics. Such nuts for 32 are obviously unscrewed without a key. And their performance was nervous. The speech made such an impression on Bondarev that after the rally he arranged a photo session with the guys.
Then there was a solemn march, a short interview with the commander-in-chief of the VKS, and then the competitive part began.
And they started it as expected, with physical training and passing the standards.
We temporarily left the location of the academy and moved to the training ground, where a rehearsal of the most spectacular part of the competition began: the Aviamix demonstration performances.
It turned out that the program is very different from what it was last year. Much more dynamic and interesting. But we will not reveal all the details, next week we plan to tell you everything.
After all, an air show is not for a photo. This is for the video. So, knowing the program, we can both tell and show.
The all-Russian stage of the Aviadarts-2017 competition will take place from 14 to 27 June. Throughout this time, we plan to visit the airfields from where our pilots will work, aerobatic zones and a combat use range.
For which special thanks to the press service of the VKS and the press service of the Western Military District, which provide us with all kinds of assistance.
More than 60 crews of operational-tactical, long-range, military transport and army aviation, formations and units of the Aerospace Forces of the military districts will take part in the upcoming competitions.
The competition will be attended by the crews of Tu-22M3 aircraft, military transport Il-76 and An-12, Su-27, Su-30SM, Su-35, MiG-29 fighters, Su-34 and Su-24 bombers, Su- 25, as well as Mi-8, Ka-52, Mi-28N, Mi-35 and Mi-24 helicopters.
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We will try to devote as much time as possible to video reports about the competition, especially since its final will be very far away.