|Russian Knights and Swifts formation (Source)|
The following video is one of those 360-degree videos. Click and hold the left mouse button and then move the mouse, you control the viewing angle. (Yes, I love these videos.) This was filmed during a joint practice session for that parade mentioned above. There are both cockpit and ground views, which I found interesting. (During the ground portions, look for the guy looking oddly at the camera with the blurry hand, he's actually holding the camera on what is apparently a long "selfie" stick of some kind.)
The airborne portion is from a camera attached to the pilot's glare shield, just forward and to the left of the combining glass. Makes for an interesting perspective.
I once got to see a MiG-29 live and in person in Germany. After the fall of the DDR, the Luftwaffe inherited a wing of those Russian designed birds and I happened to see one at Geilenkirchen taxiing out for take-off. Of course, I stuck around for the "show." Quite honestly, I thought the beast looked ugly and ungainly on the ground. Once she got in the air though, she was something to see. Nimble and deadly looking.
Why yes I am tired and devoid of ideas for a post. How did you know?