Crews of Russian Air Force military-transport aviation participated in Aviadarts-2015, contest of military pilots’ professional skills

03 June 2015
Competition of the best crews of Russian Air Force in contest of flight skills Aviadarts-2015 completed at ground Pogonovo in Voronezh region. More than 140 military pilots participated.

The competition had eight nominations. The pilots competed in land target accuracy shooting with aircraft rockets, as well as from aircraft guns. Crews conducted practical bombing and pilots of military-transport aviation at IL-76MD – targeting cargo drop.

More than 500 people of technical engineer staff prepared aircraft for combat use.

Summarizing the results of the competition, the best crew of Russian Air Force military-transport aviation was the crew of IL-76MD commanded by A.S. Smorodinov from Taganrog. The 2nd place was given to Orenburg pilots, and the 3rd one – to Military transport aviation wing from Pskov.

All winners of Aviadarts-2015 become representatives of the Russian Air Force on Army international games, which to be held for two weeks this August. Russian aces will have to compete with the strongest pilots of foreign navy.