The “RUSS” aerobatic display team consists of five white-blue painted L-39 Albatross aircraft equipped with smoke generators. The team is based at Vyazma Aviation Training Center.
From 2012 The RUSS aerobatic team became a civil one.
This landing was the final competence test for the pilots, who had waited 3 weeks for the weather to be suitably rough to pose a real challenge.
The Breitling Sion Air Show is a unique aeronautical spectacle in the heart of the Alps.
More visible and surprising, the airplanes become one with the mountains before they amaze and dazzle the spectators with their exhibitions.
The first squadron of 16 planes arrived at Japan’s Iwakuni Marine Corp Station in January. They took part in the Foal Eagle military exercise in South Korea that just ended, where they made bombing runs on simulated North Korean missile bases.
The F-35 “Lightning” is the most advanced fighter in the American inventory. It comes in three models, The F-35A, which is the air force version; the F-35B for the marines and F-35C naval version. The Marine version is capable of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL).
The F-35 can reach speeds of up to Mach 1.6, or nearly twice the speed of sound. It’s stealth design and coating of radar absorbents make it practically invisible. It is the first so-called “Fifth Generation” stealth fighter in the region.
References : Asia Times