MIL OSI Translation. Region: Russian Federation –
The pilots of a separate shipborne fighter regiment of the Northern Fleet (SF), who were trained under the program of flights from the deck of an aircraft carrier at the Saki airfield in the Crimea, returned to the permanent airfield – Severomorsk-3 on the Kola Peninsula. Today, eight crews of the MiG-29K and MiG-29KUB fighters completed their flight to the Murmansk region.
Relocation from Crimea took place over several days, with stops at military airfields in the Southern and Western military districts. Flights were complicated by unfavorable meteorological conditions along the route.
The Northern Fleet deck pilots were trained at the ground engineering and technical aviation complex (NITKA), which simulates the flight deck of the Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier, from October 9 to November 15. The Severomors worked thirteen flight shifts and performed more than 1000 exercises on the simulator. In total, they spent over 100 hours in the air.
Both young and experienced pilots were involved in the flight to the simulator. Several people were prepared for the deck landing. The regiment commander and his deputies confirmed the right to direct the flights and their instructor powers for training flight personnel.
Earlier, in August-September, pilots of the Northern Fleet’s fighter air regiment on Su-33 aircraft passed a similar training course for landing on an aircraft carrier on the NITKA simulator in Crimea.
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