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Russian Knights electrify the sky with spellbinding stunts

April 05, 17:21 UTC+3

On April 5, 1991, Russian Knights aerobatic team of the Russian Air Force was created

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Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team on display at the Dubai Airshow, 2017
Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team on display at the Dubai Airshow, 2017
Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team on display at the Dubai Airshow, 2017
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Members of the Russian Knights aerobatic team seen at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition
Members of the Russian Knights aerobatic team seen at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition
Members of the Russian Knights aerobatic team seen at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Su-27 jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Su-27 jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Su-27 jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform at the Aviamix airshow, part of the 2017 Aviadarts military aviation competition
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform at the Aviamix airshow, part of the 2017 Aviadarts military aviation competition
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform at the Aviamix airshow, part of the 2017 Aviadarts military aviation competition
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Sergei Fadeichev/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
Sukhoi Su 27 fighter jets from the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform stunts over Sevastopol
Sukhoi Su 27 fighter jets from the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform stunts over Sevastopol
Sukhoi Su 27 fighter jets from the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform stunts over Sevastopol
© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team and Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Swifts aerobatic team fly over Moscow
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team and Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Swifts aerobatic team fly over Moscow
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team and Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Swifts aerobatic team fly over Moscow
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Members of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Members of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
Members of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
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Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team on display at the Dubai Airshow, 2017
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Members of the Russian Knights aerobatic team seen at the 10th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Su-27 jet fighters of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform at the Aviamix airshow, part of the 2017 Aviadarts military aviation competition
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Sergei Fadeichev/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
Sukhoi Su 27 fighter jets from the Russian Knights aerobatic team perform stunts over Sevastopol
© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Sergei Bobylev/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team and Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter aircraft of the Swifts aerobatic team fly over Moscow
© Sergei Savostyanov/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Marina Lystseva/TASS
Members of the Russian Knights aerobatic team
© Marina Lystseva/TASS

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.

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