MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
Crews of young pilots and navigators of the long-range aviation regiment performed scheduled flights on long-range Tu-22M3 bombers.
The training flights were supervised by experienced instructors. The crews practiced takeoffs and landings, en route and in a given area, piloting techniques with elements of air navigation, as well as interaction with the flight management group.
“During the summer period of training, young officers practice the basic elements of combat training, they must demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have acquired. At the end of the year, they are faced with the task of flying 100 hours, ”said Colonel Oleg Timoshin, commander of a long-range aviation regiment.
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, 10 flights were made during the flight shift, 7 units of aviation equipment were involved, as well as over 20 units of automotive and special equipment of the airfield technical support battalion.
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