Pilots of the Russian Knights aerobatics group have practiced their regular moves and showed new ones during a training session at the Kubinka airfield not far from Moscow. Their flights on the 4+ generation Su-30SM heavy multirole fighters were filmed by the Russian TV channel Zvezda (Star).
At first four Su-30SMs performed group aerobatics, demonstrating flawless synchronicity. Then a completely new figure was shown, ‘disperse after climbing’: whereas before, the planes flew toward the spectators and then dispersed flying in different directions, now they rose almost vertically upwards and, at an altitude of about 1,000 m, dispersed like a ‘big flower.’
In the future, they will show all these maneuvers at new air shows.