For the first time in the history of Russia, six An-124-100 "Ruslan" military transport aircraft took to the sky
Today in the Bryansk region, the first joint training flights of the crews of the Seshchinsky and Tver aviation regiments were conducted with the participation of six strategic military transport aircraft An-124-100 "Ruslan"at the same time.
The flights were conducted at an altitude of more than 4 thousand meters, the total length of the route was more than 600 km, the average speed of the aircraft was 500 km/h.
The purpose of the training flights was to improve the skills of young crews of An-124-100 "Ruslan" military transport aircraft in the simultaneous transfer of personnel of military units with standard weapons and military equipment over long distances.
During the flights, the crews of the An-124-100 "Ruslan" military transport aircraft practiced take-off, landing, and en-route flights. The flights took place in difficult weather conditions in the form of precipitation, low clouds and strong wind gusts.
The flights were conducted under the leadership of the Commander of the Military Transport Aviation of the Aerospace Forces, Lieutenant General Vladimir Benediktov, with the involvement of the senior staff of the MTA command and the 12th Military Transport Aviation Division.
The An-124-100 "Ruslan" aircraft can lift more than 120 tons of cargo into the air and fly over a distance of more than 7 thousand kilometers, including simultaneously taking on board up to eight units of armored vehicles or up to 500 personnel.