Pilots of Su-34 fighter-bombers of the Russian Aerospace Forces arrived in Syria at the Khmeimim airbase and began training in aerobatics in winter conditions. They are adopting the experience of more experienced colleagues whose business trip to Syria is drawing to a close.
“The previous crew had a good 2 months. They told all the subtleties, all the nuances. The weather is getting worse, in winter. And reduced visibility. The clouds are getting more. In Russia, we have been fully trained and are ready to carry out missions in any conditions, ”said pilot Sergei.
It is noted that only pilots with a level of training of at least 2nd class can get to Syria. They must be able to fly day and night, in difficult weather conditions, and also thoroughly know the material part of the aircraft.
Those who have passed the selection are beginning to be trained in Russia in climatic conditions close to the Syrian ones. Airbase engineers also participate in the training.
Earlier, on November 22, Vladimir Dvoenko, assistant commander of the Russian group of forces in the SAR, said that playing sports is the most effective way to relieve the psycho-emotional stress of the Russian military at the Khmeimim airbase in Syria.