Awesome Footage Brings You Aboard a Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker During Air Show over Crimea

May 11 2014 - 7 Comments

The Victory Day Air Show over Sevastopol, Crimea, as seen from inside the Russian Air Force’s “Kubinka Diamond”, the aerobatic team made of  Su-27 Flanker and Mig-29 Fulcrum jets.

On May 9, Russia celebrated the Victory Day (70th anniversary of liberation from Nazi troops) with a spectacular airshow and huge naval parade reviewed by Putin at Sevastopol, in Crimea.

The Naval Parade featured 10 warships including guided missile cruiser “Moskva,” the Black Sea Fleet’s flagship with the highest combat capacity among the ships of its class in the Russian Navy.

According to RT, the “Moskva” was accompanied by the ASW (Anti Submarine Warfare) destroyer “Kerch,” ASW corvette “Aleksandrovets,” guided missile hovercraft “Samum” and “Bora,” patrol ship “Pytlivyi,” minesweeper “Vice-Admiral Zhukov,” guided missile corvette R-239, guided missile corvette “Shtil” and a new generation border patrol ship “Zhemchug.”

Dealing with the flypast, about 70 Russian Air Force aircraft of all types flew over Sevastopol bay in different formations. Among the others, the flyover included Mi-28 Havoc and Ka-52 Alligator helicopters, Su-25 Frogfoot attack jets, Su-34 Fullback fighter-bombers, and Tu-95 Bear strategic bombers.

Even the so-called “Kubinka Diamond”, the Russian Air Force display team made by five Su-27 Flankers of the “Russian Knights” and four Fulcrums of the «Strizhi» (Swifts), took part to the airshow.

The display of the mixed formation of Su-27s and Mig-29s was filmed from inside one of the Flankers, as the following interesting video shows.

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  • marco

    RD-33 and AL-31L engines. Same development period. Why such a big difference? The MiGs are so smoky! On the other hand the Sukhois are just fine and I think the quality of their engines already shows all their superiority over the MiGs. Just their size.. they’re huge fighter jets!

    • LaMarca

      These are old MiG-29 fighters. Russians claim the new ‘RD-33 series 3’ and the ‘RD-33MK’ are low smoke engines unlike earlier RD-33 versions.

  • Ruben Veenstra

    They really know how to save on demo smoke, do they? Awesome vid though.

  • BernardP

    Mr. Putin basking in the glory of recent annexation of Crimea. Interesting that with all the recent troubles in eastern Ukraine, background noise on Crimea has receded.

  • jamesday

    Sloppy fingertip…

  • LCON

    also in the overflights were one Mi26 Halo, one TU160 Blackjack a number of Mi17/8 transports with external arms

  • Why are they so far apart?