Inside the Mi-8 simulator.
The Air Force’s combat employment and retraining center was formed in November 1, 1979. The pilots working for the center fulfilled tasks of Soviet and Russian government and participated in war conflicts in Kampuchea, Angola, Yugoslavia, and Sierra Leone as part of Peace-Suport Forces of UN.
Interviewing pilots in the cabin.
Visiting a small museum of helicopters.
The Mi-10 is a military transport airplane that was made operational in 1963.
Unfortunately, these machines had never been widely used.
The Mi-6 is a heavy war plane.
A multi-functional helicopter Ка-26.
Ka-26 was the first military helicopter in the USSR.
Observing how airplanes at the air field are controlled. The Mi-26 is the largest production helicopter in the world.
The Mi-28 is an all-weather day-night military tandem two-seat anti-armour attack helicopter. It carries a single gun in an undernose barbette, plus external loads carried on pylons beneath stub wings.
The Mi-28 has two heavily armored cockpits, a windshield able to withstand hits from 7.62–12.7 mm caliber bullets, a nose equipped with electronics, and a narrow-X tail rotor (55 deg) with reduced noise characteristics. It is powered by two 2,200 hp Isotov TV-3-117VM (t/n 014) turboshaft engines.
The Mil Mi-8 is a medium twin-turbine transport helicopter that can also act as a gunship. The Mi-8 is the world’s most-produced helicopter, and is used by over 50 countries.
The Ka-50 is a single-seat Russian attack helicopter with the distinctive coaxial rotor system of the Kamov design bureau. It was designed in the 1980s and adopted for service in the Russian army in 1995. During the late 1990s, Kamov and Israel Aerospace Industries developed a tandem-seat cockpit version, the Kamov Ka-50-2 “Erdogan”, to compete in Turkey’s attack helicopter competition. Kamov also designed another two-seat variant, the Kamov Ka-52 “Alligator”.
Unfortunately, aerobatic teams don’t like using helicopters much is spite of the fact that the view can be much more attractive than the one with airplanes.
Helicopter pilots are usually busy with regular military training and don’t participate in air shows.