Pavel Vlasov, Chief test pilot, MIG Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC), Hero of Russia

 

Pavel Vlasov

1960 - Born in Sumskaya region, Ukraine
1977 - Serves in the armed forces
1981 - Graduates, Kharkov Higher MilitaryAviationPilotSchool
1981 - Pilot and instructor, KharkovHigherMilitaryAviationPilotSchool
1989 - Test Pilot, A.I.Mikoyan Engineering Design Bureau
1996 - Awarded Order of Courage
1998 - Awarded Hero of Russia

2002 - Chief Test Pilot, MIG Russian Aircraft Corporation, Zhukovsky
2002 - Deputy General Director, MIG Russian Aircraft Corporation, Zhukovsky

The Annual International Air and Space Show in Le Bourget, France, is "the place to be for all who have their say in world aviation". Many Russian aircraft, missiles, radars and space technology producers take part in this show every year. This time Russia's latest MiG fighter is one of the hits at Le Bourget. Is there something that makes Russian aircraft special? To answer this question our guest today is one of the few people, who flew the plane, test pilot - Pavel Vlasov.