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

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of the world’s largest military air shows took place at Fairford air field
12:46, 17 July 2017

Su-27 at RIAT air show, Fairford, UK, July 2017
YouTube screenshot

Ukraine’s fighter pilot showed skills of handling the combat aircraft at Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) air show.

This year, Ukraine was represented by a fighter pilot from 831st Tactical Aviation Brigade based in Myrhorod, Poltava region, central Ukraine. According to RIAT website, this time, Ukraine’s Air Force sent two Sukhoi Su-27s to the air show, one for the exhibition flight and one for the static displays. An Ilyushin Il-76 support aircraft was also present on the behalf of the Ukrainian delegation.

‘The return of the Ukrainian Su-27 this year is the result of a lot of hard work by the Air Tattoo team. I am delighted that the Ukrainian Air Force has made such a commitment to the show, and know that the 'Flanker' will be a major highlight in 2017,’ Andy Armstrong, the RIAT’s chief executive said as quoted.    

The following video of exhibition flight belongs to Youtube user Tonkatsu298.

The Su-27, a heavy air superiority fighter, was designed during the Cold War as a Soviet counter to potential Western opponents such as the US Air Force's F-15 Eagle. It first flew in 1977, and in the course of its development phase one of the prototypes set several time-to-altitude records. Service entry began during 1985. It appeared at Western air displays starting at Paris in 1989 and its first western airshow was at RIAT in 1996. The last time it was a flying display at RIAT was in 1999 but it was on the static park in 2011.

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