David Cenciotti is a journalist based in Rome, Italy. He is the Founder and Editor of “The Aviationist”, one of the world’s most famous and read military aviation blogs. Since 1996, he has written for major worldwide magazines, including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft, and many others, covering aviation, defense, war, industry, intelligence, crime and cyberwar. He has reported from the U.S., Europe, Australia and Syria, and flown several combat planes with different air forces. He is a former 2nd Lt. of the Italian Air Force, a private pilot and a graduate in Computer Engineering. He has written five books and contributed to many more ones.
Two Russian Bombers Fly Near Northern Scotland, RAF Lossiemouth and Brize Norton Respond. For the third time in six days, Russian aircraft have flown patrols near the UK and, according to an official release from […]
Following the downing of the Su-24 Fencer on Nov. 24, Russian attack planes fly with air-to-air missiles for self-protection. The Russian Air Force has decided to arm the Su-34 Fullback attack planes based at Latakia, […]
What a close encounter: Russian Su-27 and British Typhoon. On Jun. 17, Royal Air Force Typhoons were scrambled to intercept multiple Russian aircraft as part of NATO’s Baltics Air Policing mission. According to the information […]
why are these not deployed to Syria.
“In the course of the training flights, Su-35 performed complex aerobatic elements flying at minimum speeds as well as practiced air combat over the water surface.”
Based on the video, I think the one with dark grey camo was indeed a Su-35S, while the other ones with “classic” RuAF Su-27 “sky” camo were indeed upgraded Su-27SM and the cockpit video came from one of them.