On Apr. 29, a Russian Su-27 Flanker “barrel rolled” over the top of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 which was flying a recon mission in international airspace above the Baltic Sea, the CNN reported.

The Russian interceptor approached alongside within 25 feet of the U.S. intelligence gathering aircraft and then flew inverted over the top of the plane to the other side, performing the same Top Gun-like stunt another Su-27 had carried out on a Rivet Joint over the Baltic on Apr. 14.

Still, such aggressive maneuvers are becoming dangerously frequent during the routine close encounters between American spyplanes and Russian fighters in the skies across the world. On Jan. 25, 2016 a U.S. RC-135 intelligence gathering jet was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet over Black Sea: during the interception, the Su-27 made an aggressive turn that disturbed the controllability of the RC-135.

On Apr. 7, 2015 another Su-27 flew within 20 feet of an RC-135U, over the Baltic Sea.

On Apr. 23, 2015 a U.S. Air Force RC-135U Combat Sent performing a routine surveillance mission in international airspace over the Sea of Okhotsk, north of Japan, some 60 miles off eastern Russia was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 Flanker that crossed the route of the U.S. aircraft putting itself within 100 feet of the Combat Sent.

So, it looks like these “aerobatic maneuvers” performed by the Russian Flankers out of Kaliningrad oblast are becoming a de-facto standard in interceptions carried out by the RuAF Su-27s over the Baltic Sea.

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Joe
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Joe

“…between American spyplanes and Russian fighters in the skies across the world…”
Instead of “across the world” should be “along Russian borders”.

Steve wilkinson
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Steve wilkinson

@Syria_Protector if you notice at baltic sea,usa,is gathering more and more troops,gathering there,ussr gonna kick usa a*s.

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

there is no more USSR, Steve. US don’t want to go to war against Russia, Russia doesn’t want to go to war against USA and only morons want them to go to war as if ever it blows, we’ll have a nuclear war and then, even if not blowed by nukes, the nuclear winter would kill us all!

daeshit sucks
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daeshit sucks

Su-27 to 37 series are very manoeuvrable. Which pilot with such a horse wouldn’t simply have… fun??? When I had my civilian pilot lesson, my teacher was a former Mirage2000 pilot. I can tell french pilots have such kind of mind too. Just do aerobatics in a sailplane or a propeller and believe me, you’ll dream to have fun with a jet… And well, if the US don’t want such things to happen, it’s easy : they’ve just got to stop roaming russian borders and spying at them.