Monday, July 22, 2024

Ukrainian Su-27 makes unbelievably low pass during Clear Sky 18

Sukhoi Su-27UB of Ukrainian Air Force make one of the most insanely low-altitude passes during Clear Sky 2018 exercise at the Starokostiantyniv Air Base, Ukraine.

During a practice demonstration at the “Clear Sky – 2018” multinational exercises, in which Ukrainian military and military of the NATO member-states take part, the pilots of Ukrainian Su-27UB (70 BLUE) conducted a really impressive low pass in front of the public viewing area.

Ukrainian Air Force pilots regularly fly at low altitude and received the highest marks from at international aviation events.


The Clear Sky 18’s training is intended to increase the level of interoperability of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with the Air Forces of the US and NATO, work out effective joint management of operations in the air, work out the sharing of intelligence and surveillance capabilities, as well as cyberdefense focused on the needs of the air forces.

“This is the largest exercise in the last four years. It involves more than fifty aircrafts from eight NATO member-states and our planes – of the Ukrainian Air Forces. The purpose of the exercises is to increase the level of interoperability of our combat aircrafts with the air forces of the United States and other member states of the Alliance,” early said Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko during his visit to the Joint Operational Center of the Clear Sky – 2018 multinational exercises.

Petro Poroshenko also added: “Five years ago our planes rusted on the ground and military pilots forgot about the sky. But today, each of you has an opportunity to see the professional skills of our pilots – soldiers, who carry out difficult tasks on an equal footing with their foreign counterparts”.

“Our attack planes, our F-planes, our bombers are in full coordination with the control center, carry out combat missions together with the F-15, F-16 of the NATO members and received the highest marks from our partners. We are proud of the Ukrainian warriors,” Petro Poroshenko added.

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Dylan Malyasov
Dylan Malyasov
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