This is as close to flying a MiG-29 as you can get without actually flying it!

Here are two videos showing a transfer and operations of Polish MiG-29’s during the Baltic Air Policing mission which is a NATO initiative of conducting air monitoring of the Baltic region.

I suppose this gives us quite realistic view on how it feels to be in Fulcrum’s cockpit over the Mid-Eastern Europe. The unmodified sound in the video makes it even more close to the real flight, allowing us to hear the engines working.

Note that the MiG-29s in the video are armed with four R-60 (AA-8 Aphid) air-to-air short range missiles and carry an external fuel tank.


The second video gives an even closer impression of flying, as the camera is mounted on the pilot’s helmet.

Mig-29 a2a video

We can see some of the combat operations and what is more – probably the photoshoot mentioned in one of the earlier posts! (note the open cargo door of the C-27 Spartan airplane featured in the clip)


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