(25. 6. 1904 - 7. 1. 1985)
By okkinaki Vladimir Konstantinovich. Born June 25, 1904 in the city of Novorossiysk Krasnodar region now. He worked as a collective farmer in vineyards, sailors and stevedores in the port.
In the Soviet army from 1925. To 1927 he served in the infantry. In 1928 he graduated from the Leningrad military-theoretical school Air Force in 1930 âˆš Borisoglebsk Air Force Pilot School. He served in line units the Air Force.
In 1932-1935 âˆš Test Pilot of the Air Force Institute. In 1935-1964 âˆš senior test pilot VS Ilyushin Design Bureau. Rise into the sky and tested all aircraft Design Bureau, which issued in those years âˆš Il-2 and IL-10 bombers, DB-3, IL-4, IL-22, IL-28, IL-30, IL-46, IL -54; passenger aircraft Il-12, IL-14, IL-18, IL-62 and their various modifications. April 20, 1936 for the first time in the country complied with loop the loop on the twin-engined aircraft.
. 27-28 June 1938 on the plane CDB-30 â•š â•© Moscow with the navigator AM Bryandinskim made a nonstop flight on route Moscow âˆš Far East, 7580 km long.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Konstantinovich Kokkinaki awarded July 17, 1938 for the implementation of the flight and for displaying courage and heroism.
. 28-29 April 1939 on the plane CDB-30 â•š â•© Moscow with navigator MH Gordienko made a nonstop flight from Moscow âˆš USA 8000 km long.
. During the Great Patriotic War, combined the work of a test pilot, Chief of the Inspectorate of People's Commissariat of Aviation Industry and head of flight test service the aviation industry.
. Y becomes 20 world aviation records: in 1936-1937 âˆš 7 records the speed and capacity of the aircraft CDB-26; in 1958-1960 âˆš 13 records the speed and capacity for IL-18.
. W and courage and heroism shown during the testing of new aircraft, 17 September 1957 for the second Hero of the Soviet Union.
. In 1961-1968 âˆš vice president and president, in December 1968 âˆš honorary president of the FAI
. Lived in Moscow. From 1964 he worked in the SV Ilyushin Design Bureau as an engineer and instructor. Died January 7, 1985. He was buried in Moscow, the Novodevichy cemetery.
Honored Test Pilot of the USSR (1959). Lenin Prize (1960). Awarded 6 Orders of Lenin, Order of the October Revolution, 3 orders of the Red Banner, 2 orders of the Patriotic War of degree 1, 4 Red Star awards, medals and foreign decorations. He was awarded the FAI Gold Air medal (1965).
Biography provided by A. Simonov