A solemn parade will be held in Astana on May 7 to mark the Defender of the Fatherland Day and the 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan armed forces. Kazakhstan's leading airbase squadrons will take part in the parade. Among them is the military unit number 21 751, which is based in Taldykorgan.

Now the best air base squadron is practicing flights formation for participation in the military parade. All the crews consist of experienced aviators. Each maneuver is worked out to automatism. Performing each aerobatics figure requires particular skills.

 

ASKAR ISBASSOV, COMMANDER, MILITARY UNIT № 21 751:

 - Only the best pilots are selected for this because we have to fly in any weather conditions: in rain, snow, low clouds, at night; it is achieved through the hard work and training. It is romantic in the beginning but later it becomes a hard work.

 

Ruslan Smagulov first sat at the helm of the plane being a cadet of the military aviation school. Since then, he says, he fell in love with the sky. Fighter pilot, a participant of a number of international and tactical exercises, the best among his colleagues, he has about 600 hours flight experience.

 

RUSLAN SMAGULOV, FIGHTER PILOT, MILITARY UNIT № 21 751:

 - It is probably the most pleasant feeling a pilot can feel when he does aerobatic maneuvers, going up and down in different altitude. The time stops and you want to fly and fly.

 

Experienced aviators teach beginners how to adjust the wing of the nearby fighter jet in the sky. They have to practice every day for several hours. Dedication is a key trait of any pilot.

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