Russian Knights ready to train Malaysian pilots
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).
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