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In the Engels long-range aviation formation, stationed in the Kaluga, Murmansk and Saratov regions, the last flight shift of the 2021 calendar year took place on the strategic missile-carrying bombers Tu-160, Tu-95ms and Tu-22m3.

During the flights, the training of the trained crews was maintained, as well as the training of young flight personnel of the formation.

In the course of the flight mission, the crews worked out takeoffs and landings, flights along the route and in a given zone.

The flights took place both in the daytime and at night, as well as in adverse weather conditions.

“Throughout the year, the unit worked out practical tasks, improved the skills of air maneuvering, performed flights to the maximum range, at different heights, regardless of weather conditions, both day and night,” said the commander of the long-range aviation unit of the Guard, Major General Oleg Pchela …

In 2021, the Engels long-range aviation unit performed more than 200 flight shifts with a total flight time of about 6 thousand hours, including over 4 thousand flight hours spent in difficult meteorological conditions.

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