This year, Russian corps of engineers turned 311. Letâ€™s visit one of their training centers located on Zeleny Island.
Chkalovsky Airport is a typical military airport base with its wooden benches where each person will have to experience what the Spartan existence is. Chkalovsky Airport is located 31 km northeast of Moscow and was built in the 30s. It is also a major transport base, with the 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division operating the Antonov An-12, An-72, Tupolev Tu-154, Ilyushin Il-76, Il-86VKP and helicopters of all classes. Chkalovsky provides air support for Star City, Russia, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonauts Training Center, and other elements of the Soviet space program and Russian Federal Space Agency. Since the beginning of the 21st century, it has been used as an international airport operation passenger and cargo aircrafts.
Perron Cafeteria is very affordable and much to the point. Its freshly baked patties with different fillings are unforgettable!
They planned to take off at 8 a.m. but the plane was delayed until 2 p.m.
Journalists are very good in lights-out exercise.
Destination: Marinovka, Volgograd. Plane: the Ilyushin Il-18.
It was a nice flight with a soft landing.
“Belongs to Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation”.
At the training center. Since their flight has been delayed, they had to start photographing when it was getting dark. It was also very cold.
A miniature of the engineerâ€™s training ground.
The Zhuk, a reconnaissance vehicle, has determined that water and land are free from mines.
The Zhuk is equipped with devices which allow it to identify depth, width, ice width, compactness of the bottom and currency speed of the river for example, as well as spot mines. Its maximum speed is 53 km/h on asphalt and 12 km/h in the water. Crew: 6 persons. It is equipped with a 7.62 mm machine gun.
The PTS-2, a tracked amphibious transport.