1992 0725 MC01
Ukraine Air Force Mig-29 'Fulcrum' on display.
In May 1992, two Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29 fighters departed for North America to participate in the 100th anniversary celebration of Ukrainian immigration to America. Russamerica Airshow Incorporated (RAI), sponsored the tour and the both aircraft, one MiG-29A and one MiG-29UB, were transferred in a disassembled condition onboard an Antonov An-124 cargo plane to Canada. On May 8, the aircraft arrived at Namao Air Base, in Edmonton, Canada and were reassembled in a record time of just two days. On May 16, they flew for the first time at the same air base.
The name "Tridents" came about after the London, Ontario show, when an aviation magazine titled their article "Tridents on Tour", because of the trident symbol in the Ukrainian Air Force emblem, so the team received an unofficial name of "Ukrainian Tridents".
Photographed on July 25, 1992