The flying and maintenance personnel of Borisoglebsk training air base of the Air Force Academy named after N.E. Zhukovsky and Y.A. Gagarin started the acceptance of 2 Yak-130 operational trainers on January 29th 2014 at Irkutsk Aviation Plant, press-service of Russian Ministry of Defense reports.
«The vehicles will be inspected, the technical documentation will be checked, the condition of the engine and its performance under various operating conditions will be evaluated. The functionality of all the systems, avionics and high lift devices will be checked. After that the pilots will perform a check flight. At present Borisoglebsk airbase is operating 42 Yak-130», - said in the statement.
Yak-130 is the two-seat next-generation operational trainer intended for pilot training and combat missions performed under normal and severe weather conditions. The jet is capable of destroying ground and air targets.
“This aircraft demonstrates the parameters close to advanced fighters at subsonic speeds in terms of aircraft performance and maneuverability. That is why it is used for training of future pilots of “4+”-generation and fifth-generation fighters. Moreover, it may be operated from unpaved runways”, - the ministry added.
Yak-130 operational trainers have been used for training of cadets at Borisoglebsk air base since 2013.