Swifts (aerobatic team)

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Strizhi (Swifts)
237 TsPAT (237th Centre for Display of Aviation Equipment)
Mig-29UB.jpg
MiG-29UB of Swifts at Kubinka air base
Active May 6, 1991 to the present
Country Flag of Russia.svg Russian Federation
Branch Russian Air Forces flag.png Russian Air Force
Role Aerobatic display team
Garrison/HQ Kubinka Air Base
Moscow Oblast, Russia
Colors White, Red, Dark Blue
Insignia
Identification
symbol
Strizhi logo.png
Aircraft flown
Fighter 6 Mikoyan MiG-29

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

Team roster[edit]

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 also[edit]

External links[edit]

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