Rus­sian Knights ready to train Malaysian pilots

New Straits Times - - News -

LANGKAWI: Should the Royal Malaysian Air Force ever want to have an aer­o­bat­ics team that utilises its SU-30MKM fight­ers, it need only turn to Rus­sia.

The world-fa­mous Rus­sian Knights team was will­ing to train Malaysian pilots and turn them into an ef­fi­cient and elec­tri­fy­ing team.

Rus­sian Knights chief pi­lot Colonel An­drey Alex­eev said yes­ter­day while the team could not take in non-Rus­sian pilots, they were will­ing to train for­eign­ers who are fa­mil­iar with the SU-30 fam­ily of fighter jets.

“We can pro­vide as­sis­tance to other users of Sukhois so that they can cre­ate their own aer­o­bat­ics teams,” he said when asked if the Knights would ever take in pilots from Malaysia, In­dia and Al­ge­ria, all of whom fly ver­sions of the SU-30, des­ig­nated Flanker by the North At­lantic Treaty Or­gan­i­sa­tion (Nato).

The Knights them­selves fly a

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