Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Alexander went to the airforce base to see the training of SU-30SM and SU-30M2 jets before they depart to China for the participation in some air force contest there. The training included fighting between two jets and refuelling in skies. Alexandr got lucky. He didn’t just take photos of the plane from the ground. He was allowed to climb the cabin and fly with the pilots to the skies and then take photos of the refuelling process there. Let’s see some cool photos Alexandr took.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Planes were already ready for the training flights.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Planes have insignia of Russian Air Force.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

And airfield dog roams freely.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Those are IL-78 refuelling planes that participate in the trainings too. Ten minutes later all those planes going to the air.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Pilots walk to the planes.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

And inspect the machines before the flight.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Those are new Russian air force helmets.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

This IL-78 refuelling plane going to stay over eight hours in the air.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Before the take off technician checks the planes on a runway.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

This is SU-30SM

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

First one goes into air.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Second one is up.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

SU-30SM replaced MiG-29s.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

And now landing. With landing chutes.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Alexandr gets into the cabin.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

This is his lucky day, he flies air force jet and also he sees with his own eyes how the jets are being refuled in the air.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

He says it was not that easy to catch this hose as it constantly moves.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

And then they going to land.

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air

More airfield dogs!

Hope you liked the story, thanks goes to Alexandr. His website is below:

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4 thoughts on “Jets in the Air Training: Unique Photos of SU-30SM Refuelling in the Air”

  1. I have this incompressible feeling that we are looking at a bayonet charge when the rest of the world has moved on to smart weapons, HKVW, and such.

    It’s a fine, fine, museum-quality collection.

    But, they’re dead in the air against a first-rate force.

    • I have this totally comprehensible feeling that you have literally no idea what you are talking about or you wouldn’t have said “incompressible”…..PMSL

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