The Ministry of Defense reported why it canceled the air part of the Victory Parade

On May 4, 2019, Moscow hosted a dress rehearsal of the Victory Parade on the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the end of World War II. 13 thousand troops marched in the main square of the country and 132 units passed equipment. On this day 74 planes and helicopters flew over Red Square. Everything went perfectly.

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.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 9 May 2019 18: 36
    Yes, in general, it is necessary to cancel the air part of the parade ... -How on such high-speed, supersonic military aircraft and suddenly fly over Moscow almost ...- not on a "low-level flight" ...
  2. yuriy55 Offline yuriy55
    yuriy55 (Yuri Vasilievich) 10 May 2019 05: 02
    My personal opinion is that it is nonsense to hold military parades with the dubious equipment of the Armed Forces in the required volume. The "Immortal Regiment" march is more suitable for the memory of the WWII participants. And it's time to move away from the "show". Just disgusting and stupid. The exemplary content of memorials, graves and burials is worthy of the memory of the soldiers, and all these ostentatious parades are unnecessary for them ...
    1. Piramidon Offline Piramidon
      Piramidon (Stepan) 11 May 2019 14: 48
      Quote: yuriy55
      it's time to move away from the "show"

      This is not "window dressing" but a tradition, you are a sofa liberalist.