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Over 100 warplanes to fly in skies over Zhukovsky on air holiday

June 29, 2012, 18:05 UTC+3
Over 100 crews of all arms of the Russian Air Force began scheduled training flights at the permanent deployment bases
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MOSCOW, June 29 (Itar-Tass) —— Over 100 warplanes of all arms of the Russian Air Force will fly at the air holiday “Common Skies”, which will be held in the Moscow regional town Zhukovsky on August 10-12 on the occasion of the centenary of the Russian Air Force, spokesman of the Russian Air Force Col. Vladimir Drik told Itar-Tass on Friday.

“Over 100 crews of all arms of the Russian Air Force began scheduled training flights at the permanent deployment bases. The trainings of the groups of warplanes are held at the basic airfields of the Russian Air Force,” Drik said. “In the second half of July the airplanes and the helicopters, which will participate in the air holiday “Common Skies”, will move to the military airfields in the Moscow Region and neighbouring regions to train a flight in the common battle formation. The crews of the long-haul airplanes will make flights from the airfields of their permanent bases,” he said.

The spokesman of the Russian Air Force noted that over 50 warplanes of the tactical aviation (Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-34, MiG-29, MiG-31, Yak-130), nine warplanes of the long-haul aviation (Tu-22M3, Tu-95MS, Tu-160) and about 20 warplanes of the military transport aviation and the special aviation will participate in the air holiday over the airfield in Zhukovsky. The army aviation will be represented by 20 helicopters Mi-8, Mi-28, Mi-35, Ka-52, Mi-26 and Ansat.

 

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