Probably you’ve been at an air show at least once and could see various aerobatic maneuvers in the sky. The main heroes of an occasion usually stay behind-the-scenes. This post is about aerobatic teams “Rus” and “Pervy Polet” (“First Flight”) who make the skies brighter.
These are the aircrafts of the “Rus” aerobatic team.
The aerobatic team “Rus” was officially created on the 3rd of June, 1987, it was the day when they first showed the formation from nine planes in the sky.
At the “Aviaswit” show they performed with the biggest plane An-225 “Mriya”.
The team has shown more than 300 performances for twenty five years. Today it takes part in many important mass events of Russia, Czech Republic, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Denmark, Ukraine. Today “Rus” team consists of highly skilled masters. Some of them have experience of more than twenty years. The pilots of “Rus” are the only ones in our country who perform on L-39 “Albatros” planes. These light jet attack aircrafts are used by the Russian Air Forces as trainers. Flight and technical characteristics of the aircraft determine a flying style, because each group has a unique one.
And this is the aerobatic team “First Flight”. It belongs to the aviation sports club in the Moscow region. It’s the only team in Russia performing on Yak-52 and Yak-54 aircrafts. Currently the team is performing on four planes.
At “Aviasvit” it was their first international flight.
These are the pilots of the team.
It reads “First Flight”.
We look forward to see more cool performances of the teams.