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In the Saratov region, the long-range aviation unit summed up the results of the academic year.

The crews of the Engels formation successfully completed the combat training plan, including the established flight standards and missions for combat use. During the reporting period, dozens of tactical flight and special exercises were held with subunits and units of the formation.

“In 2020, we carried out about 10 air patrols over the neutral waters of the Arctic, North Atlantic, Black and Baltic Seas, and the Pacific Ocean. In August, we flew from the Engels airfield to the most northeastern airfield of our country, Anadyr, in Chukotka, overcoming about seven thousand kilometers. The unit’s pilots took an active part in the Kavkaz-2020 command and control squadron and the Slavic Brotherhood-2020 exercise, during which the crews practiced practical actions with the aviation of the Republic of Belarus. In addition, the flight personnel of our formation on two strategic supersonic missile carriers Tu-160 set a new record for the range and duration of the flight, having covered over 20 thousand kilometers and being in the air for more than 25 hours, ”said the commander of the guard formation, Major General Oleg Pchela.

During the training period, great attention was paid to the leadership of the formation of young pilots.

“Recently, young pilots who showed high performance during their studies in higher military institutions were immediately appointed to the assistant commanders of Tu-160 ships. Now the graduates of 2019 are practicing takeoffs and landings in simple weather conditions, piloting techniques, mastering interaction with the flight management group, as well as actions in emergency situations, “the commander of the formation emphasized.

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