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In the Crimea, at the Saki airfield, flight personnel of the deck aviation of the Northern Fleet (SF) are being trained. Crews of naval aviation on Su-33, Su-30 aircraft, Su-25UTG training aircraft of the Northern Fleet aviation unit flew from the airfield to the Saki airfield to conduct training flights on a unique simulator.

The aviation ground test training complex (NITKA) is designed to practice takeoff and landing on the deck of an aircraft carrier. The simulator is equipped with a springboard and aerofinishers and completely repeats the take-off deck of the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser (TAKR).

In addition, the flight crews of the naval aviation of the Black Sea Fleet (Black Sea Fleet) took part in the combat training event. The pilots worked out the “touch” element of the deck of an aircraft-carrying cruiser, as well as elements of complex and aerobatics, air combat techniques with conditional launches of air-to-air missiles.

The specialists of the NITKA training complex provide a step-by-step training for young pilots and a cycle of improving flight skills for experienced pilots. Flight shifts take place during the day and at night.

It is planned to continue training of carrier-based aircraft flight personnel until the end of September, after which the crews will return to the Northern Fleet.

For reference:

The aviation ground test training complex (NITKA) is a special ground training complex that simulates the deck of an aircraft carrier.

The complex is a special steel runway in the form of a ship deck, equipped with a springboard and aerofinishers. The dimensions of the strip are equivalent to the dimensions of the flight deck of the heavy aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov”.

The NITKA complex is used for test flights of deck aircraft for horizontal take-off and landing, as well as for training pilots. The first takeoff of the Su-27 fighter from the springboard took place in August 1982.

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