Pilots of the Western MD Started First Flights on the Newest Su-35
(Source: Russian Ministry of Defence; issued Dec 13, 2016)
Russian pilots are working up on the latest Su-35 fighter to be deployed in Karelia, the region bordering Finland, and becoming familiarized with their thrust vectoring system. (Russia MoD photo)
Pilots of aviation regiment of the Western MD, based in the Republic of Karelia, have launched first training flights on the Su-35.

Pilots practiced in complex aerobatics, control of combat aircraft on the extra low altitudes, methods of conducting air combat at supersonic speeds.

Use of the device for changing the thrust vectoring aircraft engine, which greatly enhance the maneuverability of fighters was the main peculiarity of the flights.

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