01.02.2017

Sokol Plant 85 Years Anniversary

Vegitel Company congratulates its longstanding partner on a jubilee. On February 1 Sokol Aircraft Plant celebrates 85 years of its establishment.

On February 1, 1932 the plant officially started operating, that time it was named Ordzhonikidze Gorkovsky Aircraft Plant #21. Polikarpov I-5 fighter was the first to be produced by a brand new plant.

In 1930-ies legendary Valery Chkalov was plant’s chief test pilot.

In the years of the Great Patriotic War the Plants’ staff had been working up to 24 hours a day producing up to 24 aircrafts per day. The plant and its workers made a great contribution to the Victory; thus every third fighter taking part in military actions was produced by Gorkovsky plant.

In 1949 Gorkivsky Plant started cooperating with Mikoyan-and-Gurevich Design Bureau producing MiG fighters.

For the years of its operation Sokol plant has produced about 13 500 aircrafts exporting them to more than 30 countries.
Once again we congratulate our partners on this great date and wish them further prosperity.



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:
  september 13th, 2017  

Soyuz MS-06 launch

Amazing tour to Baikonur cosmodrome with watching of the Soyuz MS-06 rocket lift-off!

  august 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).