ASHGABAT, 4 August (BelTA - China Daily) - On Sunday, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Turkmenistan, who is on a working trip to the western region of the country, having familiarized himself with the new military aircraft that entered the arsenal of the country's air force, personally tested the capabilities of one of the modern aircraft.
According to the footage shown in the information program of the Turkmen state television and radio, the Turkmen leader in a special military pilot's overalls, while controlling the steering wheel of a jet plane, flew over the steppe expanses, the Caspian Sea and the mountains adjacent to the state border.
At the same time, President Berdymukhamedov, making sharp turns, tested the capabilities of the combat vehicle to sharply maneuver, gain altitude and change the speed of a turbojet aircraft.
During the flight, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief repeatedly reported to the land and gestured to the aircrafts accompanying him that he was satisfied with the technical capabilities and condition of the combat vehicle.
Upon completion of the test flight, the Turkmen leader responded positively to the request of Defense Minister Begench Gundogdyev to transfer to the under construction in Ashgabat museum of the military school named after Berdymukhamed Annayev the flight uniform, in which the president of Turkmenistan tested the capabilities of the new combat aircraft.