Flankerman wrote:I would caution against too much excitement......
I've seen the Knights regularly over the years - at Zhukovsky and Gelendzhik - and I don't recall seeing a Cobra.
That was the domain of Anatoly Kvochure in the Red/White/Blue Su-27P/Su-30 of the 'Test Pilots' team.
The Knights singleton certainly does a tailslide - sometimes accompanied by descending into the flares.
The four-ship - and sometimes a pair of them - finish the routine with a spiralling climbout popping off flares.
.... but no Cobra I'm afraid ...... I'd love to be proved wrong though.....
boff180 wrote:st24 wrote:Anyone seen the knights solo?? Are we in for cobra'ing and tail sliding a plenty??
In a statement earlier, the FCO said: "We are aware of a ship carrying a consignment of refurbished Russian-made attack helicopters heading to Syria.The foreign secretary made clear to Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov when they met on 14 June that all defence shipments to Syria must stop.
Captain Skyhawk wrote:As far as I know, the ship had its insurance cover cancelled by its London-based insurers. Not the same as the Royal Navy or even the FCO turning it back. It just happened to be in or near UK waters when this happened. The insurers may have had some pressure from the UK (and US) governments, but not the same thing as us telling them to get their tank(buster)s off our lawn. I doubt this will directly affect Russian participation.
An FCO spokesman said that Mr Hague was still considering the matter, but added: "Farnborough International Air Show is a commercial event run by Farnborough International Ltd. The British Government plays no part in deciding which companies are invited to the event."
Offbreed wrote:Russia grounds SU27 fleet after one crashes, bit of a worry for Farnborough.
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