There was one hell of a lot of Russian airpower flown over Crimea for Putin's Victory Day visit to Sevastopol yesterday. Virtually every type of aircraft in the Russian Air Force made an appearance, including their most potent attack aircraft, the Su-34 Fullback and \the Tu-160 Blackjack.
Still, the Black Knights and Swifts Su-27 and MiG-29 composite aerobatic display was really a surprise. To think, all this airpower, both tactical and strategic, was whizzing around just along Ukraine's southern border is pretty unnerving, especially for those in the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. In fact Sevastopol's flyover was more impressive than Moscow's flyover earlier that day.