Pilots of naval fighter aviation regiment of the naval aviation of the Northern Fleet on the First day of the week started practical training at the aviation complex thread in the Crimea, said the head of the press service of the Northern Fleet Vadim Serga.
"From the airfield naval aviation of the Northern Fleet Severomorsk-3 at Saki airfield were transferred 3 training and combat aircraft su-OTG and 3 carrier-based fighter su-33, which will be engaged in training flights. Similarly, in the Crimea arrived 70 soldiers flying and technical personnel naval fighter aviation regiment of the Northern Fleet. Among them five young pilots with no experience of take-off and landing on an aircraft carrier deck, "said RIA" Novosti " Serga.
Training will last for several weeks, during which will be held 10 flight shifts. To lead the training of fighter pilots will be the commander of the regiment, honored pilot of Russia Colonel Pavel Podguzov." A complete field training complex THREAD, the Pilots will return to the permanent location and will begin preparations for flight on the deck of the heavy aircraft carrier " Admiral Kuznetsov ", - stated information Agency authorized SF. Ground test training complex aviation THREAD - special Ground and training facility that simulates the deck of an aircraft carrier, is designed for practicing techniques of the takeoff and landing of an aircraft on an aircraft carrier. It is a special steel runway in the form of a ship's deck, is equipped with a ramp and arrester wires. 1st takeoff of aircraft su-27 From the springboard of the complex took place in the last month of summer 1982. For a long time the use of complex thread in the Crimea was one of the points of tension in Russian-Ukrainian relations. Russian Pilots were not allowed to practice on the ground in the period of office brand of the Board of the head of state Victor Yushchenko. Ukraine on their own the complex is not used. Russia has again started to apply the former Ukrainian complex thread in the Crimea for training of deck pilots in September 2014.