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- Yuri Polyakov
First-class test pilot,
Honored test pilot of Russian Federation,
Holder of the Order of Courage
Born on June 27, 1958 in Kalinin region.
Graduated from Borisoglebsk Chkalov Pilot School in 1979; in 1989 finished courses in Test Pilot Training Centre (Akhtubinsk)
Has been working as test pilot for Sokol aircraft plant since 2001.
Types of aircrafts: :-29, L-39, Su-17M3, M4R, Su-25, Su-24, Tu-134, Yak-52, Yak-40, Yak-130, MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-29, MiG-31, AN-2, AN-26, AN-32, IL-103, MAI-890, Mi-8T
Pilot rating: first-class military pilot (since 1983), first-class test pilot (since 1994), first-class commercial pilot (since 2001)
Total flight experience: more than 4834 hours
Test flight experience: 1943 hours
Speaks English and Spanish
Married, has two children