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In the Pskov region, the crews of the military transport aviation carried out the landing of the personnel of the airborne troops as part of training flights. Among the crews, young officers, pilots and navigators, graduates of 2020, took part in the flights as assistants to the commanders of the ships.

About 600 airborne troops were parachuted from the Il-76MD aircraft to the Kislovo landing site. The aircraft was disembarked in two streams through the side doors from a height of 600 m at a speed of 300 km / h in a time interval of one and a half minutes.

The flights were led by the commander of the military transport aviation regiment, Colonel Vladimir Kozhemyako. “The landing of personnel from the Il-76MD aircraft is one of the main elements of the combat training of military transport aviation crews and can be carried out both day and night. Pilots improve their practical skills and increase the level of training. Also, the crews are constantly practicing the landing of military equipment and cargo of the Airborne Forces ”- noted the regiment commander.

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