6 Sky Jewelers

Sky Jewelers

Posted on August 30, 2011 by team


Aircraft fans rarely like rotary-wing machines. And it is difficult to explain. Someone says that here is less romance, someone complains of a narrow assortment of colors. Many other causes may appear, but the fact remains: the helicopter is a unique aircraft that can do almost everything. It can land on a patch of ground or hover in the air, throw troops or pick up the wounded, act as a building crane or make a loop. And the people who drive these machines do not agree to be in the background of the modern aviation.

Russian Air Forces have a great history: the flowering period of the USSR, the decline of the early 90s, and nowadays hopes. In the era when fighter airplanes were sitting on the ground because of lack of kerosene, here helicopters were actively working, as they were necessary for any military operations. And traditionally, Russians prepare pilots for the buyers of their aircrafts. So here, near Torzhok, you can meet pilots who speak many different languages​​, and have skin of different colors. The center teaches to fly guys from Venezuela and from the Far East, and it is the first to receive all new military rotorcraft equipment.

To say that life here is in a full swing is to say nothing. Everywhere helicopters are patrolling, practicing all kinds of flying elements. One crew hung in a contemplative pose, raising a cloud of dust, and other crew torments the winch, lowering the cargo on the ground. And all this is controlled very attentively.

Working days proceed without hustle and running about. Only blinking dots on the locator screen do not rest.

MI-28 goes to the stopping place. Half an hour for the maintenance, refueling, replacement of crews – and it again will leave to the sky.

The tank destroyer KA-52 is prepared for a flight.

It is a surprise, but the checking procedure of all the systems before a flight, without any hustle and bustle, took just few minutes.

The helicopter jumped up very quickly, like a cork flew out off a bottle with champagne.

His companion also did not lag behind.

The educational process is similar to a conveyor. Engines are not stopped, one crew left aboard, another crew took the cab – and a rotary-wing machine again goes to the sky.

Heavy thoughts.

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6 Responses to “Sky Jewelers”

  1. testicules says:

    The same helicopter? It’s number 12. he is my favorite.

  2. Fallingwater says:

    Loving all the Ka-52 pictures!

  3. Otis R. Needleman says:

    That food looks nasty. Get a McDonald’s in there!

  4. Yojimbo says:

    The pots are a bit bagged up but guess what in most restaurants look about the same it is from wear and tear it does not mean they are dirty and the soup/stew looks pretty damn good to me.

  5. RAB says:

    choppers rule!!!

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