The air base Mykolaivka

The air base Mykolaivka

  • The air base Mykolaivka

alexeyvvoJuly 18, 20:50 Last Monday I attended the training flights of Naval Aviation Air Force Base, located in the village of Mykolaivka under Partizansky. The trip was made through the press service of the Eastern Military District, for which all of its officers and employees to thank you so much. The event was held in conjunction with one hand on July 17 to celebrate the Day of Russian Naval Aviation, on the other hand — for the upcoming celebration of the centennial anniversary of the Air Force. Initially the trip was planned for two days — July 11-12, but the wonderful coastal weather has made adjustments to our plans and check-out took place the day before the professional holiday of marine pilots. I want to say that despite four hours spent directly at the airport, there was virtually no free minutes. Everything was organized in a military clearly and coherently. Able to visit and pre-flight training, and the actual flight, to visit the command and control center, and even dine in the "outsourcing" the dining room. Well, now everything is in order.

Immediately we were met at the entrance of one of the AFB-based anti-IL-38.

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   But he was not the purpose of our visit and we headed to the other parking IL-38’s. The first in the flight plan was circled one of them after long storage. It appeared to be a plane with tail number "23". 

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    That is what the aircraft was present at the exhibition ground aircraft at the festival, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Maritime Aviation, celebrated five years ago at the airport "Key Lakes." How many years it has been in storage, we did not specify, but the room on the keel during this time is almost stersya.Vyvod with storage of the board, which celebrates this year 42 years old, linked to the forthcoming sending it on a long-awaited modernization, including introduction of "Novella." In addition, in the spring of this year, one more of these distinguished veterans of naval aviation Mykolaivka went for overhaul in the town of Pushkin, near St. Petersburg. 

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    From the parking lot we were able to attend at the pre-training aircraft, launch and taxiing on the runway.

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To move the airfield command of the air base was kindly provided to us mikrogruzovik which the body has been very successful platform for spotting. With it, we quickly taken from sites close to the runway, where they watched the rise of IL-38th.

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Behind him up into the air and helicopters — first search and rescue Ka-27PS

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 Behind him transport Mi-8T.

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Given our busy schedules at once for their take-off we went back to the parking of aircraft, where the preparation for departure the next antisubmarine, which carried an original emblem 7062 th Air Base in the form of a tiger, snacking potential enemy submarine.

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Externally, this copy looks fresher shown us first, albeit a year older than him.

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But the compartments bombolyukov shows that the plane was not very long ago to be repaired. In the words of the crew kapitalku he passed five years ago.

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Caponiers embankment were also very advantageous position for spotting.

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Another IL-38 hid from us the offing

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As long as the pre-flight, we were able to
go inside the aircraft

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The interior cockpit

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Duration of flight IL-38 up to 11 hours, so this element of domestic equipment is essential.

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The construction crew before departure

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Launch

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Taxi and takeoff

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In contrast to the first IL-38 which took off at almost a two-hour job at an altitude of 8000 meters, the second aircraft flight program included several takeoffs and landings. 

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These "Kamov" day off

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This helicopter fleet commander facilities in anticipation of major repairs. I hope to flying.

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Imperceptibly flown two hours to the airport and boarded each other both IL-38.

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To meet the first flight back from the board after storage came out, it seemed to me, all aircraft maintenance service air base.

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From the report of the crew, it was clear that, in general circled successful, there are small issues to be addressed in due course.

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Finally, we visited the KDP, which frankly surprised enough modern equipment

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View from the control tower of the surrounding area

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Should also be said about marine aviators. It’s really the people who are suffering deeply for his profession. It is through their efforts are not simply continue to fly their forties "Starchikov" IL-38, but even win prizes Commander of the Navy in search and detection of submarines. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet with representatives of one of the dynasties of the pilots, officials at this air base, but this did not spoil the overall impression from the visit of the military unit.

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