Head of Press Service of the Western Military District, Colonel Andrei Bobrun said "NVO" that in 2012 the average flight hours per pilot WEST increased significantly over last year, reaching 125 hours.
"At the same average flight crew commanders made more than 175 hours. Compared to last year, it increased by more than 20% ", — said the officer. He noted that the best results in 2012 have reached the pilots of Kursk (in the "category" and the front-line fighter aircraft) with a touch of more than 150 hours. In Army aviation leader in the intensity of combat training was Viazma airbase in touch with over 215 hours. Well, part of the transport and aviation aircraft have completed not less than 170 hours.
According to experts, the science-based minimum annual flying for pilots of military aircraft is 110-130 hours. In 2003, the Russian Air Force raid on the average annual per pilot from 12 to 44 hours. In 2007, thanks to improving the supply of aviation fuel and intensify combat training, the average raid has increased markedly: in the long-range aviation, he was 80-100 hours in fighter — about 55-60 hours.