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

News about flights on MiG-29:

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!

On February 23 we celebrate Defender’s Day in Russia.

What can be a better gift for a real motherland defender than thrilling aerobatics aboard supersonic MiG-29 jet fighter?

That was a present our hero got from his beloved!

This year Saint Valentine’s Day at Sokol airbase in Nizhny Novgorod will be remembered for a very long time.

Dmitry, the hero of our story decided to make an unforgettable present to his sweetheart Evgeniya – an Edge of Space flight onboard MiG-29 jet fighter.

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!


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).