SU-27 and IL-76 planes are returning home from the Malta International Air Show
Ukrainian pilots have already returned from Malta to the city of Mykolaiv. Two fighter planes SU-27 and a transport aircraft IL-76 participated in the Malta International Air Show for the first time. And the Ukrainian pilots managed to impress the European audience. They showcased breath-taking stunts in the sky, the majority of which couldn't be repeated by other pilots.
"We've flown a thousand kilometers back home, taking 3 hours in our planes. But we are fine", Oleksandr Oksanchenko, 2nd commander of flight training unit, said.
Oleksandr Oksanchenko with an accolade for best pilot in Czechia for incredible stunts of his fighter plane in early September. The pilot himself is proud of the jet.
"It's maneuverable, easy to fly and looks gracious in the sky", Oleksandr Oksanchenko added.
There are not so many high-class pilots in Ukraine. Only the best went to the Air Show, where 35 countries were represented. The performance of Ukrainian pilots was sensational.
However, they confess that there is still a sharp learning curve with lots to learn, for example, flying at sea level. They say it'll be their task for the next year.