Pilots of the “Russian Knights” aerobatics group, which celebrates its 24th anniversary on April 5, in the future may replace its Su-27 fighters with more modern aircraft from this series, said commander of the “Russian Knights” aerobatic team, Military Pilot 1st Class Andrei Alexeev.
“There were conversations and thoughts, and desires to replace the Su-27. Now new aircraft come to service, they are of a qualitatively new level. Of course, they are superior to the Su-27s, – he said. – But I want to emphasize that the Su -27 has still quite a lot of potential.”
“We urge that it is time to replace the aircraft, then we will be able to drastically change the aerobatics performance, as new aircraft are equipped with a variable thrust vector,” – said Alekseev.