However, on May 9, 2019, due to bad weather conditions on the flight route of the aviation, the Russian Ministry of Defense decided not to hold the air (aviation) part of the Victory Parade and return the aircraft to airfields.
At the same time, some Russian television companies that broadcast live on this significant day, simultaneously with the demonstration of the Victory Parade, showed what was happening at the Kubinka airfield in the corner of the screen. To the last, they hoped that the airborne part of the Victory Parade would still take place.
It should be noted that weather forecasters had previously forecasted rain and cloudiness over Moscow on May 9, 2019. At the same time, the authorities of the capital promised to “disperse the clouds”, and the Ministry of Defense reported that preparations for the Victory Parade were “planned”.
The air part of the Victory Parade was to take part: Mi-26, Mi-8AMTSH, Mi-28N, Ka-52 and Mi-24 helicopters, MiG-29, MiG-29SMT, Su-35S, Su-30SM fighters, MiG-31 interceptors, Su-24M and Su-34 bombers, Su-25 attack aircraft, strategic Tu-160 and Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3 missile carriers, modernized DROU A-50U aircraft, Il-76MD military transport aircraft and Il- tanker 78. They had to fly at altitudes from 150 to 450 m. At speeds from 200 to 550 km / h.