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Quite a few in the Southern Military District aviation squadrons. But this one is special, because the aviation unit of Lieutenant Colonel Igor Kukartsev is reconnaissance. There are very few of these in our Air Force. Therefore, there are not so many pilots performing aerial reconnaissance in every military district. This means that each of them must be a highly qualified specialist.


- So in Soviet times he was. In the reconnaissance aviation squadrons, well-trained pilots flew. And then came the difficult times for the Russian Air Force - only a few units rose into the sky. For comparison: if today four flight shifts are held weekly, a few years ago the same number was counted during the month. Then the pilots didn’t just fly a little — catastrophically little. To maintain the combat readiness of subunits, only a select few of the “chosen ones” rose to the sky. If in other types and kinds of troops, the forced downtime does not particularly affect the professional level of training, then in the Air Force this is fraught with several months of recovery, additional time and material costs, ”Xnumx pilot of the X-th class Major Sergey Fil tells the Red Star correspondent. - Fortunately, now the situation has changed drastically.

Sergey is not talking about combat work reluctantly - but with restraint. They say that the mountains of the Caucasus have always been insidious. Both Chechen campaigns are proof of that (not all crews then returned from combat missions). August of 2008 was no less vile. Already on 8, the group of aviators relocated from the Volgograd Region to an operational airfield, closer to South Ossetia. And on the same day, the combat work began. Crews Su-24MR more than once had to lift their cars into the sky: it was necessary not only to monitor the actions of the enemy from above, but also to open the Georgian air defense system. The pilots understood that they were mortally at risk, that this time they were confronted by nothing more than armed militants, but by a well-trained, well-armed and trained regular army. Previously gained experience, of course, was not superfluous. Nevertheless, the actions in that operation were difficult to compare with the already familiar work in the North Caucasus. The strain was tremendous. How to be a target for armed rifle weapons extremists, Sergey knew before. Now his experience has been enriched with new professional impressions - what it means to be in the “capture” of the radar station of Georgian air defense systems. Both the crew of Major Fily and other military personnel of the air division successfully coped with the tasks by returning home alive.

- What aces will teach you, such as Major Fil, you will not find in any instruction or guidance document. Therefore, we are trying to take from them the most valuable thing - practical experience of acting in non-standard situations, ”says captain Sergey Anikin, a senior pilot of the airforce, who only recently received the qualification“ 1-class pilot ”. Sergey is one of those captains who graduated from military schools in 2000. He waited for long 8 years, when he could finally call himself a real pilot. What is it like - to go through 8 years of training according to the "export program" - literary and not express. With the right scenario for 2008, Anikin should have become an experienced combat pilot. And he was just starting to “get up on the wing.” In fact, Sergey was equalized with young officers who were lucky to come from universities when Russian military aircraft began to fly intensively, fulfilling the planned tasks of combat training. For example, during the Kavkaz-2012 SKSHU, where practically all the pilots of their air squadron deployed at the Marinovka airfield were involved in performing the tasks. Today, servicemen of the reconnaissance air unit participate in combat training activities jointly with air defense and other forces and equipment. Especially valuable in this is that the work is carried out by the group in close order, with the creation of interference, with a serious "opposition" from the ground. Increasingly, the tasks are connected with the “rehearsal” of the future provision of the Sochi Olympics.

Today, there is no such thing that the young lieutenants who come to the units immediately write reports of dismissal. A few years ago it was commonplace. As for school preparation, it is different for everyone. Those cadets who happened to fly the Su-25 are better prepared than their “colleagues” who got acquainted with the sky on the L-39 planes. One feels that Lieutenant Andrei Netsvetaev, who was practicing “drying” at the school, is flying easier. Trying to keep up with a colleague and other pilots. Officers constantly improve their skills. Young people today do not cause serious concern to the command. Squadron commander Lieutenant Colonel Igor Kukartseva has a soul that hurts about something else. He, for example, listens sadly to reports that the plans include serious repairs of military airfields. Their runway has long been in need of major repairs, because every year several aircraft engines fail because of the poor quality of the runway. To understand: the repair of one “engine” Su-24MR costs the military department in 9 more than a million rubles. Perhaps, it is much more effective not to patch the band from time to time, expecting another shift from each shift every time, but to do it right away on the conscience?

Lieutenant Colonel Igor Kukartsev is sure that all tasks need to be solved in a complex. So the objective difficulties facing him and his subordinates need to be assessed together and solved them consistently.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 16 August 2013 19: 37 New
    +8
    Damn, well, so far, the 90s and Serdyukov's reform are backfiring. There was good aviation - "exhausted" instantly, but the forces will have to be replenished for a long time at such a pace recourse
    In general, the topic of the VAF is 200% hi
    because every year several aircraft engines fail because of the low quality of the runway. To understand: repairing one Su-24MR “engine” costs the military department more than 9 million rubles. Perhaps it’s much more effective not to patch the strip from time to time, expecting another trick from her every shift, but to do it right away?

    A trivial question, but as always, we can’t find an answer ... Now, if they called Putin on a direct line, they would probably have reported on repairing the GDP before the President’s conversation with the electorate ended.
    Can Putin arrange a direct line with the people 5 days a week for 8 hours? You look, something would move in the country winked
    1. SPACE
      SPACE 16 August 2013 20: 19 New
      +8
      Quote: seasoned
      Damn, well, so far, 90 and Serdyukov’s reform

      If you say that Serdyukov alone was able to destroy the army, it means that either he is so omnipotent, or by that time there was no army, what you want from 90, the liberals tried, and so he became "the evil of scapegoating, only the lazy does not bring him down , what to expect from the carpenter, but where were all these brave generals when he was cutting down the army?
      1. novobranets
        novobranets 17 August 2013 08: 04 New
        +3
        Quote: SPACE
        but where were all these gallant generals when he felled the army?

        Helped him as far as possible, and the appropriate reward.
      2. AlNick
        AlNick 17 August 2013 08: 52 New
        +4
        Reforms of the 90s:
        From 1992 to 1996. Of the 2,75 million people in the army, 1,6 million remained.
        From 1996 to 2003, 1,16 million remained in the army.
        You know everything today.
        And I agree that Serdyukov is not the only one to blame for the collapse of the army, but the "brave" generals are now wearing a variety of advisers.
    2. Civil
      Civil 16 August 2013 22: 15 New
      +2
      To have time ...
      1. Vadivak
        Vadivak 17 August 2013 00: 37 New
        +5
        Quote: ...
        No less vile was August 2008.


        That's for sure. Yeltsin’s friends made an impression. Shortly before the war, a reconnaissance satellite was launched, specially designed to monitor this region. August 8 during a flight to Mexico he was temporarily incapacitated as a result of exposure to powerful microwave radiation, apparently a radio telescope. Aerial photography had to be Tu-22M3.The group came under fire from the BUK-1M, a total of 6 missiles were fired. This was the first use of this air defense system in a combat situation. Using the maneuver and standard EW tools, the Tu-22M3 drums evaded missiles.

        Уthe gift came only on a single machine performing reconnaissance.
        1. KazaK Bo
          KazaK Bo 17 August 2013 06: 00 New
          +3
          Quote: Vadivak
          The group came under fire from the BUK-1M, a total of 6 missiles were fired. This was the first use of this SAM in combat

          It's good that they said "A" ... but according to the laws of the genre, one must also say "B" -
          WHO SIT AT THE REMOTE CONTROL PANELS !!!
          This one AND WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST VILLAGE, of all that we received in this war ...
    3. Russ69
      Russ69 17 August 2013 00: 48 New
      +2
      Quote: seasoned
      A banal question, but as always, we can’t find the answer ..

      The bands are being repaired, but you won’t do everything at a time, this is necessary.
      Quote: seasoned
      Can Putin arrange a direct line with the people 5 days a week for 8 hours?

      At least once a month, otherwise manual control is already enough.
      1. S_mirnov
        S_mirnov 17 August 2013 00: 59 New
        +3
        Quote: Russ69
        At least once a month, otherwise manual control is already enough.

        If there is still no, then it means he tries .. no need!
      2. S_mirnov
        S_mirnov 17 August 2013 01: 11 New
        +3
        Recently I came across the veteran’s memories on the Internet:
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF_jjjLjq34
        It is very interesting and informative, it turns out if you type in YouTube "memories of veterans" - there is a lot of unique material (You just need to discard the words of journalists and TV people, well, turn on the brains, not all "veterans" are real veterans)! Few people accumulate this unique experience (I can name A. Drabkin from the authors I know), and there are fewer veterans every year! Look - shake it off!

        P.S. Evaluate this comment is not necessary, this is not for the pros. I know that it’s better to write an article on this topic, but there is no time.
  2. sscha
    sscha 16 August 2013 19: 43 New
    +4
    We hope that Sergey Kozhumedovich is slowly and there will restore order with the GDP. Who wants movement - that just works. Who wants another - a lot of justification. hi
    1. experienced
      experienced 16 August 2013 20: 02 New
      +7
      Quote: sscha
      We hope that Sergey Kozhumedovich is slowly and there will restore order with GDP

      And what’s cool, Shoigu arrives on a dump truck with concrete, in a robe and boots, and in front of an amazed audience, he closes up a strip wassat Then he turns and says, okay, that’s good for you, but I still need to finish painting the submarines wassat
      1. S_mirnov
        S_mirnov 17 August 2013 01: 03 New
        +3
        Quote: seasoned
        Then he turns and says, okay, that’s good for you, but I still have to finish the submarine

        To do this, they must first be identified in the penal battalion, along with Serdyukov and Chubais! You look and will benefit the homeland.
  3. Vtel
    Vtel 16 August 2013 19: 47 New
    +1
    The squadron commander, Lieutenant Colonel Igor Kukartsev, the soul hurts about something else. For example, he listens with melancholy reports that the plans include serious repair work on military airfields. Their runway has long been in need of major repairs, because every year several aircraft engines fail because of the low quality of the runway.


    7 feet to them under the keel and soft landings - conditions are close to combat. May God grant them health of strength and patience. In Russia, without patience, it seems like nothing at all.
    1. experienced
      experienced 16 August 2013 19: 50 New
      +9
      Quote: Vtel
      7 feet im under the keel

      How's that? belay Mixed up nothing? Better the number of take-offs will always be equal to the number of landings !!! drinks
      1. Revolver
        Revolver 16 August 2013 21: 06 New
        +7
        Landing needs more. Much more. Start with Gorbachev. It’s a pity the EBN was no longer planted, I managed to lie down. And then to everyone who deserves what they deserved. And there you look and takeoffs will begin.
  4. aksakal
    aksakal 16 August 2013 19: 58 New
    +5
    I admire, but I think that part of the work of those pilots about whom the SAW can be assigned to UAVs, for which they should have been created for a long time! Good luck and many flights to them!
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  5. tilovaykrisa
    tilovaykrisa 16 August 2013 20: 07 New
    +2
    Clear skies and not betraying FALCON commanders.
  6. Panikovsky
    Panikovsky 16 August 2013 20: 21 New
    +3
    you're all right guys. more than anything, I like the episode from the film RUN by alov and naumov, where General Charnota speaks with beggars. -You can beg for everything, just not your homeland, but especially one like mine. By the way, mine is the USSR.
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    1. aksakal
      aksakal 16 August 2013 22: 18 New
      +1
      Quote: Panikovsky
      I said, you answer, no need to rot, pissing.
      “Good mister, do you know where you should go?” Guessed? I beg...
      1. alone
        alone 16 August 2013 22: 30 New
        +1
        aksakal! give him a million Zimbabwean dollars, otherwise it won’t lag behind))))
  8. voliador
    voliador 17 August 2013 00: 51 New
    +3
    If all grabbers and embezzlers are transplanted (with confiscation) - there will be enough money for both new runways and new planes.
    1. eagle11
      eagle11 17 August 2013 03: 44 New
      +2
      The trouble with new aircraft is that there is no modern replacement for the Su-24MR, while until the 20th year it is only an extension of the resource.
  9. shpuntik
    shpuntik 17 August 2013 02: 05 New
    +2
    Sergey speaks of combat work not so much with reluctance - but with restraint. Like, the mountains of the Caucasus have always been treacherous. Both Chechen campaigns confirm this (not all crews returned from combat missions then). No less vile was August 2008.

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the Tu-22 crew? Why they couldn’t find it, because it didn’t fall into the sea.
    Or were you captured? Again, who needs them in captivity? Not according to the "Prisoner of the Caucasus" scenario, I hope. At least the remains should have been found, there is probably a beacon in the chair, and on the plane.
    Game. The mess, to put it mildly ...

    "Sergeant Ledzhiev and the commander of the downed Tu-22M3, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Koventsov, are still missing."
    1. Oskar
      Oskar 17 August 2013 04: 02 New
      +1
      Most likely captured and the subsequent murder. The military of Georgia were in a state of passion (they managed it very much then, did not expect such a development of events), they could take revenge right on the spot. There still seems to be no reason to keep them captive. Hopefully the guys are alive ...
      1. shpuntik
        shpuntik 18 August 2013 00: 03 New
        0
        Oskar (1) SU Today, 04:02 ↑
        Most likely captured and the subsequent murder.

        Bodies must be found, Georgians - these are not Wahhabis after all ...
        Rather, the Sha special services. Surely there was a line of work on downed pilots, especially the lieutenant colonel and reconnaissance Tu-22. It looks like the situation in Iraq, with our diplomats. There are no ends.
  10. KazaK Bo
    KazaK Bo 17 August 2013 06: 10 New
    +1
    Genghis Khan dreamed of reaching the very sea (Atlantic) ... our fighters of the 58th army dreamed of reaching the very shore of the KURA river! In vain they stopped them, practically, in direct visibility from the ultimate goal of the good impulses of the heart of the defenders of the Fatherland! In vain!
  11. taseka
    taseka 17 August 2013 06: 49 New
    +1
    It will take quite a few years and I hope that on May 9 over each regional center of the country we will be happy to fly an aerobatic team like now in Moscow !!!
  12. individual
    individual 17 August 2013 07: 48 New
    +5
    Quote:
    "Sergeant Ledzhiev and the commander of the downed Tu-22M3, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Koventsov, are still missing."

    There will be no order and responsibility in society until the very concept of "missing" is eliminated. The state is obliged to provide full information about the fate of each participant in military operations, and the fathers of the commanders bear personal responsibility for each lost soldier.
    1. novobranets
      novobranets 17 August 2013 08: 10 New
      +1
      Actually. Taking off my hat. hi
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  14. Muxalet
    Muxalet 17 August 2013 16: 37 New
    +2
    I will insert my "5 kopecks" into the article.
    "And therefore, performing aerial reconnaissance ... must be a highly qualified specialist."

    Su-24 MR is a complex machine with variable wing geometry. Based on the speed characteristics of the flight, the pilot always needs to correctly select the wing sweep. Piloting this type of aircraft is generally very specific and difficult, as it flies at very high speeds, including in the takeoff and landing configuration.
    When reconnaissance of marine and land-based objects, it is necessary to identify it, understand the nature of behavior, determine the direction, coordinates and intentions, understand whether it is a danger, and if necessary ensure its support ... And all this must be done covertly, fitting into the second-time algorithm of time indicators and in a strictly specified area, without attracting attention and avoiding the control of air defense means of the probable enemy.
    Everything should be high-class specialists, otherwise it turns out that the scout is a high-class special. And any bomber? In my memory, young people were running around on scouts ... and about engines damaged on the runway it’s bent for some reason, if there are potholes, they are patched in an instant, if garbage gets into the fence, then you need to remove garbage in a timely manner from the strip - it's more likely a leadership problem and not a band.
  15. michajlo
    michajlo 17 August 2013 22: 12 New
    0
    Quote: S_mirnov
    Recently, on the Internet, I came across the memories of a veteran ...
    Few people accumulate this unique experience (I can name A. Drabkin from the authors I know), but veterans are becoming less and less every year! Look - wind up!
    P.S. Evaluate this comment is not necessary, this is not for the pros. I know that it’s better to write an article on this topic, but there is no time.

    Dear "S_mirnov"! Thank you so much for the link. to the memories of the Second World War from tanker A. Drabkin. I started reading, I liked it very much, the unvarnished truth about the war, and most importantly about the guys who accomplished the feat, and many of them did not return home ... I’ll download all the sections today and put them in one file.

    P.S.1 Question to those who know and have experienced?
    Regarding links, there are normal text links somewhere, for example, the "DOC" format, or elsewhere only "pens" chapter by chapter copy HTML-text and write it in Word-e as "DOC", and with a list of pages, abazats and even photos and links to the Internet.
    I tried to download here books about the war and the USSR as archives, then they cannot be opened in Linux / but I will do it in Windows, and if you open the archive, and so the text is deliberately without formatting in "TXT" so as not to "steal" someone else's intellectual property and the view is unreadable.

    P.S.2 Proposal to Admins.
    It would be possible to "put in the normal form" good books that the forum users recommended, here on the site "put aside in our library" with a link to orig. source and author address?
    Or is it problematic due to ownership rights and a small volume on the server?
  16. 55uaka
    55uaka 18 August 2013 04: 52 New
    -1
    The other day, I accidentally stumbled upon a site for checking fines in the traffic police, and by the way there you can dispute and pay online. For example, for 2 days I challenged 3 fines for a total of about 17 rubles. try it yourself, here is the link to the service - polis.2sms.ru