Authorized Agency by «Sokol» airbase
for MIG-29 Flights, Moscow, Russia

VIP Adventure - Fly a legendary MiG-29

Sokol Airbase Flight Team

1. Sergei Kara - Test Pilot - 1st Class

SOKOL Aircraft Enterprise Test Station Chief Pilot

Birthdate: February 5, 1965

Birthplace: 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 - Date: Test Pilot, SOKOL Aircraft Enterprise

Total number of aircraft types piloted and qualified 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

 

2. Yuri Polyakov - Test Pilot - 1st Class

Honored Pilot of Russia

Birthdate: June 27, 1958

Birthplace: Tver

Graduated from secondary school in 1975

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

1989: Qualified to pilot the following jets: L 29, MiG 17, MiG 21

1979 - 1987: Air Force pilot. Jets: SU-17

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

1989 - 2001: Test Pilot, Air Force representative 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 qualified 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

 

3. Andrey Pechionkin - Test Pilot - 1st Class

Birthdate: August 27, 1963

Birthplace: Gorky, now Nizhny Novgorod

In 1984, 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 Squadron Commander of IL-76MD Air Force of Ministry of Internal Affairs, lieutenant colonel.

2000 - resigned from Air Force of RF with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

2000 - to date - test pilot for Sokol Enterprise.

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, with 19 year old son and 2 years old daughter. Hobby - sports, winter swimming, languages include: speak fluent English and German, working knowledge of French and Arabic.

 

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