MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Tver region, the crews of the military transport aircraft Il-76MD has completed the flight testing of one of the most complicated elements of flight training – landing on a dirt runway.
Pilots had when landing to determine the height alignment of the plane before touching ground strip, visually select the point of touch, given the weight of his plane.
BTA crews are trained in the landing on unpaved airfields, grass, and in winter on snow. Pilots needed for successful task completion is not only in bad weather, but in the absence of the airfield network.
Training flights were conducted in the daytime, they were involved in about 10 VTA aircraft Il-76MD.
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