MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Pilots of the army aviation of the Eastern Military District trained helicopters and performed the first training flights of the air part of the Victory Parade in Khabarovsk.
First, the crews of the Alligator attack helicopters and the Terminator transport and assault helicopters of the Air Force and Air Defense Forces of the Air Defense Forces, involved in the air part of the parade dedicated to the 76th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, conducted pre-flight training of aircraft, namely, they examined the parking areas on the absence of foreign objects that can get into the engines during takeoff. We also checked the condition of the main and tail screws, fuselages, tail and end beams, landing gear, equipment of cargo cabins and crew cabins.
Helicopters Mi-8amtsh, Ka-52, Mi-26, first individually, and then in pairs, taxied to the runway, then flew to the collection point and, when ready, flew along the established route.
The flights were carried out from the Khabarovsk-Tsentralny airfield. The best flight crews of the Air Defense Forces were entrusted to fly the helicopters participating in the Victory Air Parades in the Far East of the country.
They will take place on May 9 in Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, Chita and Ulan-Ude. They will involve about 70 aircraft.
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