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Fog prevents Russian Knights aerobatics team from making a training flight in Yerevan

January 10, 2014, 21:49 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, January 10, 21:44 /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian Knights aerobatics team, which left Moscow for the BIAS-2014 international air show in Bahrain on Friday morning, has made a stopover in Armenian capital Yerevan.

A thick fog that has been hanging over Yerevan for the past few weeks has introduced some changes in a program of the Russian Knights stay in Armenia.

The aerobatics team landed in Yerevan for refueling on the way to Bahrain on Friday afternoon. The Russian pilots are to demonstrate their unique aerobatics skills at the BIAS-2014 international air show. They were supposed to make practice fights in Yerevan.

The Russian Knights arrival aroused great interest in Yerevan. Crowds of people, including schoolchildren and pubic representatives, gathered at the Ereburni military airfield in southern Yerevan. However, bad weather prevented the aerobatics team from making their flights.

The pilots will spend the night in Yerevan. They will continue their flight to Bahrain on Saturday if the weather allows.

Colonel Alexander Petrov, the commander of the Russian air base in Yerevan, was particularly happy to welcome the team in the Armenian capital.

“The most important thing is that the glorified Russian Knights have arrived in Armenia for the first time, though the weather is not very good,” Petrov said. He recalled that the aerobatics team had been created to demonstrate top flying skills and the latest achievements of Russian aircraft building.

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