Ukrainian Su-25 buzzes female soldiers then performs a dangerous low level aileron roll

Another crazy low pass.

Here’s another chapter in the Ukrainian Air Force low pass saga.

After the the Mig-29 overflying pro-Russia separatist blocking rails, an Ilyushin Il-76 buzzing some Su-25s and Frogfoots returning the favor while buzzing the tower, an Mi-17 helicopter flying among the cars on a highway and another fully armed Mig-29 Fulcrum in the livery of the Ukrainian Falcons aerobatic display team flying over an apron at an airbase in Ukraine, here’s a Su-25 flying low, really low, over the heads of a group of female soldiers posing for a photograph.

What makes the maneuver really dangerous, is not the “flyover,” but the low-level victory aileron roll the Frogfoot performs after the low pass: aerobatic maneuvers at low altitude can be extremely risky, if not performed by experienced, skilled pilots.

H/T From the Skies for the heads-up!

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  1. So, this is all about Ukrainian armed forces… Very girlish female soldiers posing for pics and screaming like… girls… and jet fighters flyovers while real enemies are over their territory inside their own country. What a shame of a country. I would feel so ashamed if I had Ukrainian nationality. I hope they will never let them join NATO or EU until they don’t show any willingness to stand up and face their enemies. Basically, they want NATO forces to fight int their own defense while they enjoy. No wonder the little green men … or polite people took over chunks of the country with facing no resistance.

  2. After loosing half the fleet, one would expect more caring for the
    surviving ones. Reckless flying just increases chances to top the lawn
    dart hall of fame.
    OTOH, scaring bystanders remain the only victories ukies can still brag about.
    BTW, ottomans, and their masters, just got their hotly desired no fly zone over Syria… S-400s in Khmeimim. Now hotheads can cool down.

  3. Ok, everyone stand alittle closer, closer, closer, Peeewwwww, Vrrrroooooomm, Peeeewwwww. So, describe to everyone the sound of a Intake coming straight at you. Does it kinda remind you of a over powered vacuum cleaner.

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