On April 25 in Saint Petersburg an aerobatic team “Russian Knights” took part in the air show to support the action “Military Contract Service for the Russian Armed Forces is your choice”. Thousands of people have come to see the show over the Gulf of Finland. Such a spectacle is the result of very hard professional work of pilots, engineers, technicians, servicemen. Here you can see how they were working before and after the show.
“Russian Knights” on the airfield.
This one will go up and check the current weather conditions.
Back on the ground.
The airfield services are clearing the runways of foreign objects.
Cabin of Su-27.
Engines AL-31F. Air consumption – 112 kg/sec.
They prepare for fueling.
The planes must be filled with oxygen too.
Pilots breathe this oxygen when at great heights.
The aircraft are powered from mobile power stations. They help to start the engines.
While the pilots are having a pre-flight briefing, Il-76 is arriving.
Everything is ready for the flight!
The aircraft start moving.
Final pre-flight inspections.
The guard of the airfield…
Arriving at the base after the program is over.
Drag chutes activated.
Discussion after the flight.
But the work is not over: postflight inspection.
The air duct of the fighter does not seem to be big, but a man can fit into it.
Nose landing gear.
Fueling for an evening flight.
The truck dreams of being a fighter.
The sky likes enthusiasts!