Russian Top Guns

When you fly a MiG over Russia, you’re in the good hands of one of Sokol’s top test pilots.  For safety reasons, your Russian Top Gun will perform take-off and landing,  but when you’re safely airborne, you’ll be given the chance to take the controls and experience what it’s like to control a legendary fighter jet.

Sergei Kara:

Sergei Karav (on left) with customer (on right)

1st Class Test Pilot
Honored Pilot of Russia

Chief Pilot of of SOKOL Flight Station

DOB – February 5, 1965

Place of birth – Nizhny Novgorod

Graduated from secondary school in 1982

                 

1982 – 1986: High Air Force Pilot College in Kharkov. Jet types: L-39, MiG-17, MiG-21

1986 – 1991: Air Force pilot. Jet types: SU-17, MiG- 23, MiG-25, MiG-29

1991: Resigned from the Air Force with the rank of Captain

1991 – Present: Test Pilot, SOKOL Aircraft Enterprise

Total number of aircraft types piloted and admitted to pilot now: 40 types & modifications, including MiG-15, MiG-21, MiG-29, MiG-25, MiG-31, SU-27, Yak-52, An-24, TU- 154, M-101T

Total flight hours: 4970

 

Andrey Pechionkin:

Andrey Pechionkin (on left) with customer (on right)

 2nd Class Test Pilot

DOB – August 27,1963

Place of birth – the city of Gorky, now Nizhny Novgorod

In 1984 had graduated from Chkalov High Air Force Pilot College in Borisogleb city.

1984 – 1989 – Captain of Air Force Regiment in the Group of Soviet Troops in Germany.

1991 – 1995 – Air line pilot of Aeroflot, AN-24, AN-26.

1995 – 2000 – the Commander of squadron of IL-76MD Air Force of Ministry of Internal Affairs, lieutenant colone

2000 – resigned from Air Force of RF in the rank of lieutenant l.

Types of aircraft – L-29, Yak -52, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-27, MiG-29, MiG-31, Yak -130, An-24, An 26, IL-76, Accord-201, M-101T.

Total flight hours – 4950

Married, has a son of 19years old and a daughter of 2 years old.

Hobby – sports, winter swimming, foreign languages: fluently speaks English and German, main knowledge of French and Arab.

Yuri Polyakov

Yuri Polyakov (on left) with Fedorov (on right).

1st Class Test Pilot

Honored Pilot of Russia

DOB: June 27, 1958

Place of birth – Tver.

 Graduated from secondary school in 1975

 

1975 – 1979: Chkalov High Air Force Pilot College in Borisogleb City

1989: Admitted to pilot following jet types: L-29, MiG-17, MiG-21

1979 – 1987: Air Force pilot. Jet types: SU-17

1987-1989: Air Force Test Pilot School. Jet types : MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-29, TU-134

1989 – 2001: Test Pilot, representative of the Air Force at SOKOL Aircraft Enterprise

2001: Resigned from the Air Force with the rank of Colonel

2001 – Present: Test Pilot at SOKOL Aircraft Enterprise

Total number of aircraft types piloted and admitted to pilot now: 40 types & modifications, including MiG-15, MiG-21, MiG-29, MiG-25, MiG-31, SU-27, Yak-52, An-24, TU-154, M-101T

Total flight hours: 5105

Married, 2 sons.
Hobbies: football, volleyball, team sports