(17. 9. 1928)
About stapenko Peter Maksimovich - pilot - test. Born September 17, 1928 in the town of Cool (Kabardino-Balkaria). In the Soviet army from 1947. In 1951 he graduated from the Armavir Military Aviation School, leaving him an instructor pilot. Since 1957 БT in stock. In 1958 he graduated from the Test Pilot School in 1967 БT evening department Zhukovsky branch of IIA. In 1958-1983 БT in flight test work in OKB Mikoyan.
In Follow the first flights, and tested the aircraft MiG-21U, MiG-25P, MiG-21PD, MiG-23PD, MiG-25PU. Participated in the testing of MiG-19, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-27, MiG-29, MiG-31 and their modifications. In 1962, 1967, 1973 and 1975 found 8 world aviation records (including 1 БT absolute) speed, altitude and climb to an E-166 and MiG-25.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star Medal "Peter Ostapenko Maximovich awarded April 26, 1971 for their courage and heroism shown during the trial of a new aviation technology.
. Yvette M in the town of Zhukovsky, Moscow Region
. Works as an engineer in the OKB named after AI Mikoyan. Honored Test Pilot of the USSR (1973), master of sports of international class of the USSR (1962), the major stock. Winner of USSR State Prize (1981). He was awarded the Order of Lenin, Red Banner, TrudovogoKrasnogo Banner, Red Star and medals. Awarded medals de Lavaux (FAI) (1963).
Biography provided by A. Simonov