Swifts (Strizhi)

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The "Swifts" (Strizhi) are another Russian Air Force aerobatic display team, flying MiG-29A and MiG-29UB fighters. The team also routinely uses just four aircraft for demonstrations, but also flies with fewer numbers and / or larger numbers by combining formations with the "Russian Knights".

The team's aircraft are painted in an overall white, red and blue color scheme and do not employ smoke generators.

All team members are drawn from the 237th Guards Proskurov Aircraft Demonstration Centre based in Kubinka Air Base. Like the "Russian Knights", the pilots and ground crew on the team are variable and don't have to practice extensively like other aerobatic teams to change their members for a period. The team's pilots permanent duty is also fighter training.

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