Congratulations on the anniversary receives Hero of Russia, honoured test pilot Vladimir Gorbunov. He was 70 years old. He participated in the testing of aircraft OKB Mikoyan.
On the ground we taxied the MiG-29. The pilot meets a large delegation. Honoured test pilot Vladimir Gorbunov once so he took a fighting machine throughout the Soviet Union. In all plants, at all aerodromes inspector Minaviaprom was obliged to fly on every coming into service, the instance. Today there are more than 20 modifications to the MiG-29. In the hangar of the ship MiG with folded wings. Another modification - spark double cab of the early 80s.
Have anoscopy in MAI, when his peers were still in 10th grade. From the Institute went to the Kachin higher aviation school. Then served 5 years in the regimental aviation. Later decided to test. In OKB Mikoyan invited him in ' 91. In the same year on the testing of heavy MiG-31M had to eject - failure management. Gorbunov presented the title of Hero of the Soviet Union, but the Union disintegrated, and the pilot received the title of Hero of Russia. At this time, the OKB Mikoyan had already existed project and the layout of the future fighter jet, almost invisible and super maneuverable aircraft with engines with variable thrust vectoring. Today's T-50 is very similar to him. Multifunctional frontline fighter project 1.44. It was made in a single copy, made one flight. Drive test pilot Vladimir Gorbunov.
In 70 years, Vladimir runs the flying service at the moment. His son - also honored test pilot. Favorite - the only MFI 1.44 is in perfect condition. Gorbunov and is now ready to repeat the flight, to return to the test.