Ukrainian Air Force once again active in the eastern Russian-speaking part of the country. With Mig-29 Fulcrum aircraft still wearing the national display team color scheme.
A weird show of force was performed by the Ukrainian Air Force over Kramatorsk on Apr. 16: a fully armed Mig-29 Fulcrum overflew pro-Russia separatist blocking rails at very low altitude. But, interestingly, the aircraft sported a high-visibility, white, yellow and light blue livery: the one of the Ukrainian Falcons, the UkAF aerobatic display team.
Here’s a video of the improvised “airshow”:
On Apr. 15, the unconfirmed news that a Ukrainian Su-27 supporting a special operation in Kramatorsk was shot down circulated for some hours.
Image credit: Reuters
Long Live Ukrainian Pilots!
It’s interesting that some of the people in the video don’t even bother to turn their eyes to it! :-)
bc when stuff like this happens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T7hO2g0sJQ a low fly by does not impress that much.
It was a brave pilot to have very low fly-by. It is a very easy target for a Separatist using MANPADs
That extreme low pass was much more dangerous for people on ground. One man was screaming in russian “Go away from electric lines!”
Does it look equipped with AA weapons only ?
Bullets are A/G
Regardless of which side your politics is on…You gotta admit, that was damn cool!