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The crews of the tactical aviation aircraft of the Western Military District worked out redeployment to an alternate airfield in the Voronezh Region for conducting tactical flight exercises.

The planes of the ZVO mixed aviation division flew from airfields in Karelia, Tver and Kursk regions to prepare and conduct a large-scale exercise to refuel crews from the Il-78 air tanker.

Refueling in the air is one of the most difficult elements of professional training of flight personnel and includes the implementation of piloting elements both in daytime and at night.

The approach to the air tanker of fighters, bombers and interceptor aircraft will be carried out at altitudes up to 7000 m, at a speed of about 500 km / h.

In total, over 1400 servicemen of the flight, engineering and technical personnel of the mixed division of the Western Military District, as well as over 30 aircraft, including the Su-30SM, Su-34, Su-35S, Su-24MR, MiG-31BM, were involved in the exercise.

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