MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Khabarovsk Territory, on the basis of the mixed aviation formation of the Eastern Military District, the flight personnel began to perform one of the most difficult elements of flight training – air refueling.
Crews of fighter and bomber aviation on Su-30sm, Su-35s, Su-34, Su-24m2 planes were involved in the events.
Refueling is carried out from the Il-78 tanker of the military transport aviation, taking into account the compliance with the established requirements for height and speed when performing this type of flight training.
So, the pilots, singly and as part of a pair, fulfill the standard for refueling in the altitude range from two to five thousand meters at a speed of about 600 kilometers per hour.
Flights are operated both during the day and at night. In the dark, additional lighting is used for refueling, which is installed both on the tanker aircraft and on the refueled combat aircraft.
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