More than 20 performances Russian aerobatic air groups "Swifts" and "Russian Knights" is scheduled for 2013, including 7 — outside of Russia, told reporters on Tuesday, Defense Ministry spokesman for the Air Force (Air Force), Lieutenant Colonel Vladimir Deryabin.
"In 2013, more than 20 performances scheduled aerobatic team" Russian Knights "and" Swifts "in different aviation prazdnichkom, exhibitions and shows. Seven of them planned outside the Russian Federation", — he said.
According Deryabina, this year the Russian pilotazhniki show their skills at the exhibition "LIMA2013"Malaysia," Paris Airshow —2013"French Le Bourget," Airshow China — 2013"Beijing and the" Dubai Airshow -2013 "in the United Arab Emirates. In February of this year to speech at the international air show "Aero India — 2013"In Bangalore.
"The pilots of aerobatic teams continue to improve their skills, every time you add new elements to the program from flying. Many of the group of aerobatic maneuvers performed by the Cuban aces (at the airport in Kubinka stationed Center display aircraft, which includes aerobatic team" Swifts "and "Russian Knights") to nedavneshnego time were considered unfeasible in the Su-27 and MiG-29 ", — said the representative of the Defense Ministry.
According to him, the world famous aircraft building a "big diamond" ("big diamond"), performed in a mixed order, officially entered in the Guinness book of records.
"In the near future fleet of Cuban pilot groups will be updated — Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondar stressed that" the Su-30 and Su-35 should be in these aerobatic teams. How to finish all preparations troop tests, the aircraft will arrive outpacing the order specifically there "- reminded Derjabin.
He noted that the first six production aircraft Su-35s, sent by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation "Dry" at the end of last year, will arrive in the city flight test center before the end of January 2013.