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According to the results of the annual festival “Constellation of Courage”, the southern aviation rescue center was recognized as the best in the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia, and the rescue pilot also won in the nomination “Best Airplane Rescue Pilot”.

The team of the southern aviation rescue center consists of 350 people. The center is manned by 19 aircraft, including Be-200 amphibious aircraft, MI-8 and KA-32 helicopters. The watch is carried out at 6 airports: Rostov-on-Don, Gelendzhik, Sochi, Simferopol, Makhachkala and Mineralnye Vody. This year alone, rescue pilots performed about 3,000 flights, of which 186 were for emergency response, 30 search and rescue operations were carried out, more than 85 flights to extinguish wildfires in Yakutia, Chita, Nizhny Novgorod and others.

From April 15 to October 15, the hottest time for the flight squad in Russia – forest fires begin to blaze.

This summer, a team of pilots from the Southern Aviation Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry was relocated to Nizhny Novgorod to prevent the spread of the fire in Sarov. During their work, the Be-200 crews made more than 240 flight hours; more than 600 water spills with a volume of over 4.6 thousand tons were performed on the centers of forest fires.

Oleg Filatov became the best rescue pilot of the Russian Emergencies Ministry. Oleg is the commander of a new generation aircraft – Be-200. The skill and professionalism of the aircraft commander of the Southern Aviation Rescue Center of the EMERCOM of Russia, Oleg Filatov, was noted at the federal level. The whole life of the Don pilot is connected with the sky. A graduate of a military flight school, he served in military aviation for many years.

“We are fighting fire all over the country. In 2017, the forests in Chita were on fire, then in the Upper Don. With colleagues we extinguished them for two or three weeks, then made at least 30 flights. After that, immediately Volgograd, then Makhachkala, ”recalls the commander of the Be-200.

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