Pilots of the Rus squadron are at the height again! Residents of Salekhard applauded to their flying skills
14:28 24 июня 2020
Категории: News in English
On the 24th of June in Salekhard the pilots of the Rus squadron staged the colorful air show in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory.
Residents of the regional capital of various ages gathered to see aircrafts L-39 “Albatross”. They greeted the pilots with applause.
The long-awaited pilots of “Rus” flashed like lightning over the heads of the citizens, leaving the tricolor in the sky, what can be called the highlight of the show. The aircrafts dived in the sky at the speed of 700 kilometers per hour, demonstrating aerobatics. The famous pilots performed “barrel-roll”, “loop” and other aerobatics techniques. The distance between the aerial vehicles was only three to five meters.
The aerobatic team “Rus” was formed in 1987. Today it is a team of masters of synchronous piloting of the highest international level. The aerobatic team “Rus” is known not only in Russia, but also abroad. The pilots constantly show the highest flying skills at celebrations and air shows, and each time they are at the height. Each air show of the group does not do without color accompaniment. Each aircraft is equipped with a color smoke generation system. The pilots literally paint the sky in the colors of the Russian tricolor.
All the pilots are qualified as first-class flight instructors and have flown about 2500 hours on various types of aircrafts. The crew consists of two people: an instructor and a cadet. The maximum speed is about 1100 km/h.
The aircrafts of “Rus” are painted black and yellow. It turns out that black and yellow are the most Russian colors. And curlicues in the tail section are “Khokhloma painting”, the pilots are from Vyazma.
The air show lasted 30 minutes, residents of Salekhard watched with bated breath what five “Albatrosses” were doing in the sky, and the most complex elements of aerobatics were accompanied with applause and greetings from the audience on the ground.
“When you see such an amazing skill of pilots, you feel a sense of pride of our country”, — Lyudmila, a resident of the regional capital, shared her impressions.