Russian Air Force pilots battled the elements on Thursday, as they carried out training flights under severe weather conditions and practiced landing on snow-covered runways at the Migalovo aerodrome in the Tverskaia Region. According to the Head of 196 military transport air regiment, Colonel Rusin, the world’s biggest production aircraft, the AN-124 Ruslan, was also used for training. Some... Еще pilots landed real aircraft for the first time. The Il-76, An-22 and An-26 aircrafts were fully loaded, with some weighing up to 200 tonnes. To make the flights possible, ground crews flattened the snow and added markings to it.