Fleet Air Arm flight connections of the Southern Military District (SOUTH), stationed in the Krasnodar region, in 2012, the school year has made more than four thousand sorties, which is 20% more than last year, according to Friday’s press service SOUTH.
"In the 2012 academic year, the air group flight connections SOUTH stationed in the Krasnodar region, has made more than 4 thousand sorties, half of them in the night. This is 20% more than last year, the program of combat training of units completed in full" — said in a statement.
It notes that the storm troopers spent in the sky during the execution of mock battles over 3 thousand hours, both within a single preparation, and as a part of links, as well as working out maneuvers on small and medium altitudes.
"More than 2,500 sorties committed to the landfill with the combat use of rockets and bombing on simulated enemy", — stated in the release.
According to the press service, during the flight training is widely used such a method of practical training of pilots as training aircraft duel. "They are over 2012 pilots flew more than 1,500, of which about 800 — at night," — said in a statement.
In addition, it is noted that 100% of the pilots — the graduates of military higher education institutions last year during the 2012 season got class qualification military pilot 3rd class.