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RIAT 2017 air show: Ukrainian pilots win award for best aerobatics among NATO partners
18:43, 18 July 2017
RIAT 2017 air show: Ukrainian pilots win award for best aerobatics among NATO partners

The country’s Air Force sent two Sukhoi Su-27s and an Ilyushin Il-76 to one of the world’s largest air shows

18:43, 18 July 2017

Su-27 Flanker of Ukraine's Air Force, Fairford, UK, 2017
Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Ukraine’s military pilots triumphed at the Royal International Air Tattoo air show, which recently came to an end at Fairford airfield in the Great Britain. Ukraine’s defense ministry reported in on Tuesday.

As 112 International reported, the Ukrainian delegation consisted of two Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker fighters, and another Ilyushin Il-76 transport aircraft.

During this year’s show, the pilots showed more aerial maneuver stunts, adding new elements of aerobatics that they showed at small and extra small heights. Thus, they had an opportunity to display the plane’s maneuvering capacities and the skills of particular pilots. The Ukrainian pilots flied on commercial aircraft, not the modernized planes that are purposefully prepared for air shows.

RIAT 2017 air show ran from July 14 through 16 in Fairford, UK.

Related: Ukraine’s Su-27 fighter at RIAT 2017 air show

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