Since the weather is becoming more summerish in Russia, especially in Southern Russia, it’s time to post some fresh plane spotting photos. Russian blogger Kuban-Spotting got lucky and visited Russian Air Force school near Armavir city. Here are his photos and a story:
The planes in the school are Yak-130s.
Air Force schools are different from other army regiments types, says the blogger. You can get a special feel there.
Teachers and young students spend a lot of time near the air planes discussing the past and future flights.
Stundents start the flights from their third year of studying here.
This year twenty new students got their right to begin air training.
While the planes are on the ground the main air intakes are closed, but small intakes above are get opened. A few jets line up waiting for their take off permission.
Last inspection of the plane right before the take off.
After a take of most of the students make a few circles in the air and then land back.
This training air field is already 80 years old.
Those Yak-130s are pretty brand new.
Only two training camps in Russia got those jets.
First of them started to arrive in 2014.
For tens years prior all Russian Air Force students were flying L-39 planes.
Those new Yaks are much more modern, speedy and just simply nicer looking.
After each flight plane is checked again by technicians.
An airfield veteran.
Thanks a lot to Cuban Spotting for his photos. His website is below: