(23. 6. 1932 - 4. 4. 1984)
F edotov Alexander - pilot test. Born June 23, 1932 in the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd Б? ). Russian. In 1950 he graduated from the Air Force Special School Stalingrad.
In the army in 1950-1957 and since 1981. In 1952 he graduated from the Armavir Military Aviation School, was left in him an instructor pilot. Since 1957 Б? in stock. In 1958 he graduated from the Test Pilot School in 1965 Б? evening department Zhukovsky branch MAI.
From August 1958 to Б? flight test work on behalf of the OKB Mikoyan (in 1962-1984 Б? senior test pilot EDO). During this time, raised to the sky and tested all the aircraft designed and built in the EDO over the years. Among them Б? supersonic military aircraft E-150, MiG-25R, MiG-23, MiG-23C, MiG-25RU, MiG-23M, MiG-31. In 1977, made its first flight, and subsequently tested the now world-famous MiG-29. Tested a MiG-23 at critical flight conditions. Participated in trials of combat aircraft MiG-19, MiG-21, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-27, MiG-29, MiG-31 and their modifications, as well as advanced aircraft E-152a, CM-12. Repeatedly hit the most complex emergency situations, three times was forced to eject from the disintegrating aircraft. In 1961-1977 established 18 world aviation records (including 3 Б? absolute) speed, altitude, climb and lift aircraft E-166 and MiG-25.
. W tion of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star" Fedotov Aleksandr Vasilyevich awarded July 22, 1966 for their courage and heroism shown during the trial of a new aviation technology.
. Died April 4, 1984 in a test flight on the MiG-31 along with navigator-test VS Zaitsev.
. F ill in the town of Zhukovsky, Moscow region
. He was buried in Zhukovsky on Bykovsky kladbische.Zasluzhenny Test Pilot of the USSR (1969), Major General Aviation (1983), Honored trainer of the USSR (1976), master of sports of international class of the USSR (1975). Lenin Prize (1981). Awarded 2 orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor Red Banner, medals. He was awarded the FAI Gold Medal (1974) and 3 medals de Lavaux (1961, 1973, 1977).
His name is called Test Pilot School and the street in Zhukovsky. At the house where he lived, a memorial plaque.
Biography provided by A. Simonov