In the Volga region, the crews of the Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers worked out flights in formation at short distances
In the Saratov region, on the basis of a heavy bomber aviation regiment, scheduled flights of the crews of the Tu-160 and Tu-95MS strategic missile carriers took place.
The main task of the flight shift was to maintain the training of the flight crew, as well as practical testing of flights on aviation equipment in formation at short distances.
During the flight task, special attention was paid to the improvement of piloting techniques with elements of air navigation by the flight crew.
On the ground, the engineering and technical staff worked out the standards for the maintenance and preparation of aircraft for repeated departures in the established time intervals.
During one flight shift, eight units of aviation equipment and more than 20 units of automotive and special equipment of the airfield support battalion were involved.