The 7th Petro Franko tactical aviation brigade of Ukrainian Air Force conducted their first flight training in 2017.
That was reported by press service of MoD of Ukraine.
The commander of the brigade military pilot first class Colonel Nikolai Kovalenko said that the flight commander involved all pilots and navigators of the level commander level and above.
Servicemen of the Petro Franko Tactical Aviation Brigade based in Starokostiantyniv, Khmelnytskyi region (western Ukraine), are polishing their skills in piloting Sukhoi Su-24M bombers, Su-24MR tactical reconnaissance aircraft and Aero L-39 Albatros jet trainers. The flights are held as part of a planned military drill.
Also commanders of a tactical aviation brigade of the “Center” Air Command started the new training year with flight drills.
Summing up the preliminary results, the brigade commander praised the coordinated work of technical staff and logistic units which in spite of the bad weather conducted a thorough and quality preparation of aircraft, airfield and flight support ground facilities.
Overall, pilots carried out 21 flights with a total of about 12 flying hours. They perfectly performed all tasks, demonstrated high professional level and readiness to execute combat missions.