Experienced pilot on mig-35 or su-30 will have 5 or 6 years left in the air force.
So what you are saying is let your experienced pilots remain on less capable planes and put your wet behind the ears rookies into the brand new very expensive stealth fighters. Your experienced pilots might think if they can't fly the new exciting stuff they might as well fly civilian airliners for more cash.
Then 1 or 1.5 years to be trained on su-57. He will be a su-57 pilot for 3.5-4 years.
If all the newbies go straight to the Su-57, then who is going to be flying all the other types?
Even during those 1 to 1.5 years of learning to fly the Su-57 an experienced pilot will still be better than a pilot who is just out of training and has only ever flown a Yak-130. In comparison there is probably rather more to learn in an Su-57 and understand for a rookie pilot, which the experienced pilot has already learned on other aircraft...
The young pilot may be bad the first 3 years but with constant training on a su-57UB with an experienced pilot he will be very good for the next 15 years he will spent in the air force.
So what you are saying that all the Su-57s are going to start out shit because it will be flown by a rookie pilot who really does not know what they are doing for the first 3 years but then for the next 15 years this rookie pilot who has never even flown another type except presumably the L-29, Yak-130 and Yak-152 is going to hog the best fighter planes in the Russian Air Force while new rookies and experienced pilots get to fly the other types...
What if this years intake of pilots is rubbish and you end up with terribly ordinary pilots flying your best and most expensive planes...
I would think that just like in Syria, they would try to give everyone some real combat experience, but not everyone flew Su-57s there... only experienced pilots flew that there.
The first batch of su-57 is 76 but then starting 2030 they will only order it instead of su-30/35.
They have never ever made any claims or goals to get an all stealth air force... the Su-35 compliments the Su-57... it carries more weapons and larger weapons and when stealth is not an issue it is much much cheaper.
BVR can be learned in simulator more easily. Real fly training is important for dogfight, low flights and also for the pilot to get used to the sensation not only hard Gs but also flighing for 4-5 hours without having illusions that makes him crash the plane.
You are not understanding what I am saying... having a non stealthy cheaper trainer version of the Su-57 means buying a big expensive but ultimately useless aircraft, because it has no value in combat.
The current pilots of the Su-57 didn't need a two seat trainer version... perhaps using experienced pilots is an advantage?
[qutoe]The UB variant offers real sensation of the plane they will fly. Yak-130 and other training jet can't replicate them.[/quote]
The reason the Yak-130 was selected over the simpler cheaper MiG-AT is because its digital flight control system can be dialed up or down to simulate anything including 5th gen fighters.
Russia is replacing them with Su-30M2 which still has some combat capabilities but it sucks compare to su30/35.
The MiG-29UB had a ranging only radar and no ability to use radar guided missiles, but the Su-27UB had full standard radar and systems and was fully combat capable except for having two seats and slightly less fuel.
In terms of combat flight training the Su-30 would be as close to the Su-57 as you would need... when you learn to drive in a mini cooper you don't need to do a whole new drivers test if you buy a bigger car... you need to learn the clutch on a manual for different vehicles but the bare basics are the same... different brakes, different turn rates and acceleration but you pick that up quickly enough.
Go check videos of russian pilots in Syria they are all under 35/40 and many go to work for civilian companies after gaining enough experience because it pays more. That's an issue for all air forces.
A lot more experienced pilots will go when they find that the next lot of rookies will be crashing/flying Su-57s and no body else will get a look in for the next 20 years.
You can check for the age of retirement of fighter pilots on the net. They say everywhere the limit is around 45 and plenty go in civilian aviation before that.
So what? That has nothing to do with why rookies of the next few classes should suddenly get priority to fly their new fighter... the experienced pilots would do a better job and they have done the ground work and would probably recognise the difference from the older types and be able to use that against enemies using older types.
upgraded radar perhaps?
Might just be reprofiled radome...
For all we know it might just be a cover to hide the radar while the cameras are there...