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.
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
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.
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