MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the military transport aviation (MTA) will be held on Cathedral Square in front of the Main Church of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation in the Patriot Park. In honor of the holiday, a solemn formation of military personnel of the command, formations and aviation regiments of the VTA will take place; a meeting and rewarding of distinguished officers will take place. Then the parade crews will march in a solemn march.
The concert program of the event includes a demonstration performance of the orchestra and a company of the guard of honor of the Air Force Academy named after V.I. NOT. Zhukovsky and Yu.A. Gagarin. The servicemen of the Airborne Forces units and the song and dance ensembles of the VTA and Airborne Forces commands will also perform.
The Russian Knights aerobatic team will take part in the flight program, which will demonstrate its updated program on the new Su-35s multipurpose fighters. The pilots will perform a complex of aerobatics in the composition of six crews with new forms of formation; consisting of four crews in a “dense rhombus” formation. Also, solo aerobatics figures will be demonstrated, such as “controlled spin”, “shell”, “forced turn”, “bell”.
Events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of military transport aviation will be held from 10:00 to 12:00 on June 4, 2021.
On June 1, 1931, an experienced airborne detachment was formed as part of the Leningrad Military District to ensure the landing of units, as well as the transportation of personnel, weapons, equipment and cargo.
At present, the VTA is an integral part of the Aerospace Forces, is a means of the Supreme High Command of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and is intended for landing airborne assault forces, transporting troops and materiel by air, ensuring regrouping (maneuver) of troops, and performing other special tasks.
The military transport aircraft Il-76, An-26, An-22 (Antey), An-124 (Ruslan), An-12 and others are in service with the formations and units of the VTA. In total, the BTA operates 12 types of aircraft.
In the first half of 2021, the VTA command conducted more than 20 exercises of various levels. During this period, the average flight time per pilot was about 100 hours. All tasks assigned to the personnel during the training period were completed and performed with high quality.
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