Strizhi aerobatic team marks 29th anniversary
Today marks the 29th anniversary of the aeronautical Strizhi aerobatics group.
The formation of military pilots group who perfectly master the technique of aerobatics for performing demonstration flights on MiG-29 began in a fighter regiment in Kubinka in the mid-80s, when aircraft of this type were only mastered in the Air Force.
The group’s official birthday is May 6, 1991, when it first performed at an air show called Strizhi.
In October 1991, Strizhi also performed for the first time abroad at the Uppsala airbase in Sweden, and in May 1992 a group of 6 MiG-29s impressed their French spectators with their skill at a holiday dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Normandie-Niemen squadron.
In the following years, Strizhi represented the aviation of our country with dignity in Malaysia, Belgium, Thailand, Hungary, Holland, Bulgaria, the USA, Vietnam, China, Mongolia, Germany, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic, the United Arab Emirates.
In 1993, Strizhi aerobatic team was awarded the title of "The best aerobatic team in the world".
At the moment, Strizhi aerobatic team during air shows demonstrates its updated program, which opens single-player aerobatics in extreme flight mode and continues group aerobatics consisting of 6 crews.