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831 Brigade tactical aircraft

831 Brigade tactical aircraft

 

 

Every year tourists from all over Ukraine, as well as from other countries, come to this resort town. Many of them do not even suspect that they are resting in the vicinity of the location of the famous military tactical aviation unit, which is the pride of the Ukrainian Air Force. And at the Mirgorod airfield, the famous fourth generation fighter-interceptors Su-27 are based in the command of the 831 Mirgorod tactical aviation brigade.

The history of this aviation unit is rooted in the distant 1941 year, when in November the 831 th fighter aviation regiment was formed. At first it was located in the city of Krasnovodsk of the Republic of Turkmenistan. During the war years, the pilots of the 831 air regiment proved to be real heroes. For the courage shown during the liberation of the cities of Galati and Ishmael, the regiment received the honorary title "Galati."  

 

831 tactical aviation brigade flag

831 Brigade tactical aircraft

 

In 1977, this unit of the USSR Air Force was transferred to Mirgorod and has since been based in Ukraine. Among the inhabitants of the town there are many military pilots who now serve in this air unit.   

831 Brigade tactical aircraft It was formed in August 2003 years and became the legal successor of the regiment. Since then, intense lives of military life. Aircrew being improved all the time in order to be fully prepared to defend the air space of the country.

The garrison is known far beyond the borders of the native Mirgorod. The brigade repeatedly met at home foreign military delegations. In 1998, the crew of the Su-27 UB, commanded by Colonel Ivan Chernenko, successfully made a transatlantic flight, landing at the Seymour-Jones airfield (USA). The track record of the pilots of the 831 Brigade includes participation in numerous international aviation shows. Myrgorod pilots have repeatedly demonstrated their air skills, which only strengthened Ukraine’s authority in the field of military aviation on the world stage. In 2004, the city residents took part in the seventh international air show in Slovakia. As a result, our lieutenant colonel Fedor Tischuk was recognized as a pilot who demonstrated the best individual flight on the Su-27 aircraft. 

 

831 Brigade tactical aircraft pilot

831 Brigade tactical aircraft 

 

831 Myrgorod tactical aviation brigade attracted the negative attention of a part of the Runet’s online community in connection with current events in Ukraine. 

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