An-22 - the famous worker of the Russian VKS. This world's largest turboprop aircraft has been in service for more than 50 years. And the maximum take-off weight in 225 tons makes it also one of the heaviest. Its most important quality is the possibility of using unprepared soil strips. Thanks to the powerful engines and blades of large diameter, sufficient reversible thrust is created to stop the multi-ton machine.
The pilots worked complex takeoffs and landings, with short run-ups and runs. Especially distinguished crews An-22, carrying out these maneuvers in pairs.