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Swifts (aerobatic team)
Mig-29UB
MiG-29UB of Swifts at Kubinka air base
Country Flag of Russia Russian Federation
Branch Russian Air Forces flag Russian Air Force
Service history
Active May 6, 1991 to the present
Role Aerobatic display team
Colors White, Red, Dark Blue
Commanders
Insignia
Insignia 100px

The Swifts (Russian: Стрижи, Strizhi) are a Soviet and later Russian aerobatic performance demonstrator team connected with the Russian Air Force.

Team rosterEdit

Strizhi at MAKS 2007

Swifts at MAKS Air Show in 2007

The team roster today unchanged since 2008. According to the Russian conventions surnames are listed first, followed by a given name, and a father's name:

  • Selutin Viktor Markovich, Guards colonel, “Strizhi” aerobatic team commander. Tail wingman, team leader
  • Morozov Valeriy Anatolyevich, Guards lieutenant colonel, “Strizhi” aerobatic team master pilot. Team leader
  • Sokolov Igor Evgenevich, Guards lieutenant colonel, aerobatic team deputy commander. Left wingman
  • Osyaikin Sergey Ivanovich, Guards lieutenant colonel, “Strizhi” aerobatic team master pilot. Right wingman
  • Koposov Dmitriy Alexandrovich, Guards lieutenant colonel, aerbatic team deputy commander. Right wingman, single aerobatic, extreme flying
  • Prohorov Aleksey Vladimirovich, Guards lieutenant colonel, “Strizhi” aerobatic team master pilot, left wingman
  • Vasiliev Sergey Alekseevich, Guards lieutenant colonel, “Strizhi” aerobatic team master pilot
  • Kuznetsov Denis, Captain, “Strizhi” aerobatic team pilot

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

  • Strizhi.Ru Official Strizhi support team website (Russian language)
  • Strizhi.Info Official Strizhi support team website (English language)

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