A historic event .. 6 giant military transport aircraft flying simultaneously over Russia’s sky.
The Russian Ministry of Defense said that the first joint training flights for crews of air regiments were carried out in Tver and Sechin.
With the participation of six military transport aircraft, “An-124-100” (Ruslan).
In its statement, the ministry stated that this is the first time in Russia’s history that 6 giant military transport aircraft participated in these exercises.
The exercises were carried out in the skies over Bryansk province, at an altitude of more than 4,000 meters and a speed of 500 kilometers per hour. The flight distance reached 600 km.
Впервые в истории России в небо одновременно поднялись шесть военно-транспортных самолетов Ан-124-100 «Руслан». Целью учебно-тренировочных полетов являлось совершенствование навыков молодых экипажей. #Авиация #ВКС #Ан124 pic.twitter.com/jT2WO6IxAW
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The statement indicated that the aim is to improve the young crews’ skills of the said military transport plane.
During this time, simultaneous transfers of personnel, weapons, and military equipment were carried out over long distances.
The flights took place in complex weather conditions, accompanied by snowfall, low clouds, and strong side winds.
Source: Russian Ministry of Defense