VIDEO: Russia Military Pilots Show off Skills at Air Force Competition

Sat Aug 6, 2016 20:10:19

Russian air force military pilots showed off their skills at a contest near Ryazan town, east of Moscow, on Friday (August 5).

More than 70 jets, bombers and helicopters took part in the show flights at the 'Aviadarts 2016' contest, agency TASS reported.

They included Russian SU-30, SU-25, SU-27 and MIG-29 fighter jets, SU-24 and SU-34 bombers, IL-76 strategic airlifter, Mi24, Mi-28N, Mi-26 and Ka-52 helicopters as well as Chinese JH-7A attack aircrafts, the agency said.

Teams from Belarus, Kazakhstan and China took part in the competition which takes place between August 1 and 12, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The pilots entertained the audience with spectacular stunts, dropping off bombs, launching rockets at targets and parachuting cargo.

According to the organizers, pilots demonstrated their navigation assessment skills as well as visual reconnaissance and piloting techniques to a team of international judges.

The 'Aviadarts' contest was first held in Russian in 2014.

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