On the basis of the Novosibirsk Aviation Army Aviation summed up for winter training. During this period, the crews of helicopters E-8 and E-24 did about 4,000 sorties. Average raid on the 1st pilot in all of this was 39 hours, reports the press service of the Ministry of Defense.
"Within five months of the helicopter crew were doing a variety of flight missions. They conducted a simulated enemy reconnaissance purposes, transportation of personnel and the delivery of various cargoes. Issues have been worked out as a military parachute landing and landing technique. More than 200 students of the Novosibirsk Higher Military Command School made the jump from military transport helicopters E-8 ", — the Defense Ministry.
More than 70% of flights made by the crews of combat use. They practiced tasks to destroy ground targets, firing cannons and machine guns, and the launch of unguided rockets.
The result of the winter training period was flying a tactical exercise, which was held in late April. During his first part of the large air unit was relocated to a tactical airfield in the Altai region, from which the helicopter flight tasks done over unfamiliar terrain in isolation from Fri constant dislocation, explained in the ministry.