Russian Knights aerobatic team have arrived in Dubai, UAE in order to participate in the Dubai Airshow 2017.
The crews took off with their Su-30SM fighter jets from the Kubinka air base to reach Dubai with two stopovers. The air formation was headed by Il-76 airlifter which carried aviation engineering service specialists and engineering equipment.
Within the airshow, the Aerospace Forces crews will conduct flights as part of an air flight and demonstrate supermaneuverable maneuver capabilities of the newest Su-30SM fighters.
The international Dubai Airshow-2017 will be held in Dubai from November 12 to 16.
Russian Knights (Russian: Русские Витязи, Russkiye Vityazi) is an aerobatic demonstration team of the Russian Air Force.
Originally formed on April 5, 1991 at the Kubinka Air Base as a team of six Sukhoi Su-27s, the team was the first to perform outside the Soviet Union in September 1991 when they toured the United Kingdom.
The team now performs with six Su-30SMs.