A gift for a real man
February does not usually please us with a good weather. It is too changeable. Sometimes we’ve got slush, sometimes – hard frosts. And a lot of people would like to forget about what’s going on outside at least for a short time. Somebody flies away to warm countries; others warm them up nearby the fireplace. And only devotees of adrenaline buzz choose the unusual way to forget about extreme weather.
On February 18 we organized such opportunity for Andrey– the real fan of the sky, who has tested a lot of types of aircrafts. But our pilot was quite unfamiliar with MiG-29UB. And this machine met all his venturous expectations. Because “Edge of space” flight is a unique experience that was previously available only for professional fighter pilots. This time our hero managed to see the Earth almost from the space altitude with his own eyes.
Also the impressive set of aerobatic maneuvers demonstrated by a namesake of our sky conqueror, Andrey Pechenkin, test pilot of Sokol plant, is worthy of great respect. Such things are feasible for real men only. And the fact that this flight was presented to Andrey as a gift certificate proves one more time that we still have real men around, which deserve such gifts.