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Andrei Pechyonkin

First-class test pilot,
Honored test pilot of Russian Federation

Born on August 27, 1963 in Lvov region.

Graduated from Borisoglebsk Chkalov Pilot School in 1984; finished Fedotov Test Pilot School (Zhukovsky city) in 2001

Types of aircrafts: L-29, Yak-52, Yak-130, MiG-21, MiG-23UB, MiG-27M/D/K, MiG-29, MiG-31, AN-24, AN-26, IL-76MD, MI-8T, M-101T, Accord-201.

Pilot rating: first-class military pilot (since 1989), first-class test pilot (since 2008), third-class airline pilot (since 1992), second-class commercial pilot (since 2005)

Total flight experience: 4861 hours

Test flight experience: 1138 hours

Speaks English, German and French

Married, has two children



News about flights on MiG-29:

On April 12 we celebrate World’s Aviation and Cosmonautics Day. 56 years ago on April 12, 1961, Yuri Gagarin performed first spaceflight proving that there is nothing impossible.

On this day we congratulate not only those dealing with aerospace industry directly but either usual aviation and cosmonautics fans.

Last March our guests from different countries of the world – Japan, Italy, Canada, Australia and Bulgaria – visited “Sokol” airbase and fulfilled their unforgettable flights to the Edge of Space on MiG-29 jet fighter.

See our new big photo gallery of the March flights.

Vegitel Company successfully arranged two Edge of Space flights for a couple from Switzerland.

Despite the fact that occupation of a pilot is considered to be for men only we try to disprove this prejudice.

The ladies keep pace with the men!

Upcoming space adventures:
  july 28th, 2017  

Soyuz MS-05 launch

Amazing tour to Baikonur cosmodrome with watching of the Soyuz MS-05 rocket lift-off!

  june 15th, 2017  

Zero gravity flight

Perform a zero gravity flight onboard the IL-76 MDK flying laboratory.
 

  any day  

Cosmonaut training center

Visit famous Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center (Star City).