We’ve already visited the flight training center in Torzhok. Nowadays the center uses the helicopters Mil Mi-24P, Mi-24PN, Mi-26 and Mi-8 of different modifications. Probably soon the Mi-35M will be added to the center armoury, but pilots consider this profound modernisation of the Mi-24 as a transition version between the Mil Mi-24 and the Mi-28N/Ka-52. Moreover a group of Brazilian pilots studies in the center. Recently Brazil bought several Mi-35, the export modification of the Mi-24.
This helicopter is used by the flight group “Berkuts” (golden eagles) that performs difficult flights on military helicopters.
Machines of this group differ from the rest Mi-24P only in color, but they all are used for every day flights.
Symbols of the group “Berkuts”.