MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
In the Saratov region, on the basis of the heavy bomber aviation regiment, scheduled flights of the crews of the Tu-95ms strategic missile carriers took place.
The main task of the flight shift was to maintain the training of the flight crew, as well as the practical training of flights on aircraft in formation at short distances. A feature of the flight mission was the practical training of firing from the aft aircraft cannons.
On the ground, the engineering and technical staff worked out the standards for the maintenance and preparation of aircraft for repeated flights at set time intervals.
During one flight shift, 5 units of aviation equipment and more than 15 units of automotive and special equipment of the airfield technical support battalion were involved.
“The final check for the current academic year is approaching, the crews are getting ready to perform practical tasks. This flight shift involved young crew members who, under the guidance of experienced instructors, worked out complex aviation elements, ”said Major General Oleg Pchela, commander of the Engels long-range aviation unit of the Guards.
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