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69th independent Training Air Regiment at Ovruch airbase

The Ovruch airport in north Ukraine was an air defense airbase in the sixties. The local 266th Fighter Air Regiment PVO relocated to the Chinese border in 1968. Instead, the 69th independent Training Air Regiment was created here when they urgently needed several new pilots after the Czechoslovak and Chinese events. The 69th independent Training Air Regiment only taught flying and closely related subjects from the late sixties. They used MiG-15UTI ‘Midget’ and MiG-17 ‘Fresco-A’ trainer aircraft at this time period. The duration of the accelerated pilot flying training was one or two years.
 

Soviet 69th independent Training Air Regiment at Ovruch in the seventies Soviet 69th independent Training Air Regiment at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet 69th independent Training Air Regiment at Ovruch in the seventies Soviet MiG-15UTI Midget at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet MiG-15UTI Midget at Ovruch in the seventies Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet MiG-15UTI Midget at Ovruch in the seventies Soviet MiG-15UTI Midget at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet MiG-15UTI Midget at Ovruch in the seventies Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies

In the middle of the seventies, the 69th regiment received some MiG-21PF ‘Fishbed-D’ and MiG-21UM ‘Mongol-B’ type too. They used these high-speed types together with old MiG-17 ‘Fresco-A’ and MiG-15UTI ‘Midget’. The young students first flew with older MiG-17 and later with MiG-21PF type. The MiG-21 type was needed in the training because the Soviet combat fighter regiments used only modern MiG-21 ‘Fishbed’ and MiG-23 ‘Flogger’ type in the second half of the seventies.

Soviet MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet MiG-21UM Mongol-B at Ovruch in 1975

69th regiment’s MiG-21UM ‘Mongol-B’ two seat trainer aircraft at Ovruch in 1975

Soviet MiG-21S Fishbed-j and MiG-21PF Fishbed-D at Ovruch in the seventies
Soviet MiG-21PF Fishbed-D and MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies

Soviet MiG-21PF ‘Fishbed-D1 and older MiG-17 ‘Fresco-A’ aircrafts at Ovruch in the seventies

 

Soviet MiG-21S Fishbed-j and MiG-17 Fresco-A at Ovruch in the seventies

After 1980 the 69th regiment took over more squadrons of second-hand MiG-21S ‘Fishbed-J’ tactical fighters from the combat regiments. They used this rare fighter type only for a short period, because the 69th regiment was converted to fighter-bomber role with Su-7 ‘Fitter-A’, and later Su-17M3 ‘Fitter-H’ type in the early eighties.

 

<- Soviet MiG-21S ‘Fishbed-J’ and older MiG-17 ‘Fresco-A’ at the Ovruch airport

Soviet MiG-21S Fishbed-j at Ovruch in about 1980 Soviet MiG-21S Fishbed-j at Ovruch in about 1980
Soviet MiG-21S Fishbed-j at Ovruch in about 1980 Soviet MiG-21S Fishbed-j at Ovruch in about 1980
Soviet MiG-21S Fishbed-j at Ovruch in about 1980 Soviet MiG-21S Fishbed-j at Ovruch in about 1980

Rare MiG-21S ‘Fishbed-J’ trainer fighter aircrafts at Ovruch airport in about 1980

Photos: Vladimir Tokarev collection

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Soviet Union, USSR, Soviet Air Forces, VVS, Cold War, 69th OUTAP, Ovruch, MiG-17 Fresco, MiG-15UTI Midget, MiG-21PF Fishbed-D, MiG-21UM Mongol-B, MiG-21S Fishbed-J, Soviet Carpathian Military District, 14th Tactical Air Army, Volga Military District, Mikoyan and Gurevich

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