MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Saratov region, long-range aviation crews, which included young pilots and navigators, performed their first night flights on strategic missile carriers Tu-95MS during the summer training period.
The training flights were supervised by experienced instructors.
The crews worked out take-offs and landings, en-route and in a given zone, as well as elements of interaction with the flight management group with limited visibility at night.
On the ground, the engineering and technical staff worked out the standards for the maintenance and preparation of aircraft for repeated flights at established time intervals.
In total, during the flight shift, about 10 sorties were made, more than 20 units of automobile and special equipment of the airfield technical support battalion were involved.
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