Since their creation on April 5, 1991, the Russian Knights (Russkiye Vityazi) aerobatic team of the Russian Air Force have swept spectators and aviation specialists off their feet with their amazing stunts. The Russian Knights was created as an aerobatic team of six Sukhoi Su-27s and it is the only aerobatic team in the world that performs stunts on heavy fighters. The squad now performs with eight Su-30SM fighter jets. Together with the Strizhi (Swifts) aerobatic team, they are often invited to the largest air shows and festivals across the globe. Enjoy one of the world’s most renowned teams and their breathtaking feats in this photo gallery.