Today, on August 21, from 10.48 till 11.00, in the sky over Kiev near Kreshchatik Street and the Maidan of independence training of the aircraft equipment which will take part on August 24 in parade of armies on the occasion of 18-й anniversaries of independence of Ukraine took place, reports the Ministry of Defence.
The First Deputy head of the Secretariat of President of Ukraine Yury Ekhanurov, the acting as the Minister of Defence of Ukraine Valery Ivashchenko, the chief of the General Staff watched VS of Ukraine ordering of Land forces a course of training of military and civil pilots - the Commander-in-chief of Armed forces of Ukraine the general of Ukraine Sergey Kirichenko, VS of Ukraine ordering of Air Forces the general - the colonel Ewan Rusnak, the general - the colonel Ivan Svida other generals and officers.
Training took place in strict accordance with requirements of rules of aviation safety.
During training in the sky over the Khreshchatyk eleven (!) groups of the aircraft equipment flew by. The first over an independence Maidan at the height of 200 meters and with a speed of 180 kilometers per hour four crews of helicopters of Mi-8 3-го a separate regiment of army aircraft 8-го the army case of Land forces of VS of Ukraine flew by, behind them the four of helicopters of Mi-24 same regiments flew by.
The plane voyenno - transport aircraft of An-26 accompanied by couple of attack planes of SU-25 which flied at the height of 300 meters with a speed of 360 kilometers per hour appeared the following in air.
Behind them over an independence Maidan for the first time for the history at the height of 400 meters with a speed of 360 kilometers per hour Bie's planes Voyenno's-12 sea aviation crews - naval forces of VS of Ukraine flew by.
Farther four groups on four planes in everyone attack planes of SU-25 and SU - 25UBflew byNikolaevcrews of tactical aircraft, fighters MiG-29 Vasilkovskaya of crew of tactical aircraft, SU scout plane - 24MP and three bombers of SU - 24M of Starokonstantinovskaya of crew of tactical aircraft and fighters of SU-27 Galitskaya of crew of tactical aircraft.These groups of planes flew by at the height of 300-450 meters with a speed of 600 kilometers per hour.
Flight of airliners of Aircraft National transport company of a name of Antonov became a highlight of training. At first over the Khreshchatyk at the height of 300 meters with a speed of 400 kilometers per hour the modern domestic passenger airliner of An-148 flew by. Behind it at the height of 350 meters with a speed of 400 kilometers per hour in the sky there was a cargo plane of An-124 "Ruslan". Well and I "closed" flight of civil transport aviation at the height of 400 meters with a speed of 400 kilometers per hour the absolute world record-holder who is most powerful in the world the plane of An-225 "Dream".
Fighters MiG-29 which skilled test pilots Air Sil VS Ukraini which were a part of the revived flight group "Ukrainian Falcons" directed finished an air unit of training of parade.
As a whole 35 aircraft took part in training - 8 helicopters and 27 planes Air Sil VS Ukraini and Aircraft National transport company of a name of Antonov.
Upon completion of training all helicopters and planes successfully returned on home airfields.