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Test pilot Colonel Georgy Mosolov passed away

Sad news. The Russian Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation MiG reported that Honored Test Pilot Georgy Mosolov died in the 92 year of life. The press service of the corporation reports that Georgy Konstantinovich passed away the day before. Of messages General Director of RSK "MiG" Ilya Tarasenko:
Reactive legend left us aviation, Honored Test Pilot, who made a huge contribution to the development of domestic aviation. We grieve over this loss.

Test pilot Colonel Georgy Mosolov passed awayGeorgy Mosolov was one of the first pilots who mastered great heights and speeds, and one of the first Soviet pilots who set world aviation records.
From the report:
He set six world aviation records, three of which are absolute, as well as 3 all-union absolute records. In particular, the records were set on the first prototypes of the unique supersonic MiG-21 front-line fighter and its modifications.

From the biography of GK Mosolov. He was born 3 May 1926, in Ufa. In 1953, he graduated from the test test school. In the same year he joined the MiG. He participated in the flight tests of aircraft of various modifications: MiG-17, MiG-19, MiG-21.
He was the first to raise E-2 (14.02.1955 g.), I-7U (22.04.57 g.), I-75 (28.04.58 g.), I-75F (15.10.58 g.), E-152А (10.07.59 g.), E-152 / 1 (21.04.61 g.), E-8 / 1 (17.04.62 g).
The corporation reported that over the decades of work mastered more than 50 types of aircraft.
For courage and heroism shown during the testing of a new aviation technology, Colonel Mosolov was awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union with the Order of Lenin and the Gold Star medal by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR from October 5 of October 1960.
In total, the awards had two orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Star, numerous medals.
"Military Review" expresses its condolences to the families and friends of Georgiy Konstantinovich Mosolov.
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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 19 March 2018 14: 44
    I am joining the editors, and also sincerely express my condolences! !! soldier
  2. fighter angel
    fighter angel 19 March 2018 14: 49
    Legendary Man!
    Eternal Flight to you, Georgy Konstantinovich ...
    The most sincere condolences.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 21 March 2018 02: 14
      Pilots do not die, they fly away and do not return ...
  3. svp67
    svp67 19 March 2018 14: 52
    Go to the Legend, people themselves have become a Legend ... Eh.
    1. Muvka
      Muvka 19 March 2018 14: 55
      People do not live forever. 92 years is a wonderful age. I personally would be happy to die at 92 years old. That's honest.
  4. kefan
    kefan 19 March 2018 14: 59
    Earth rest in peace Hero!
  5. FID
    FID 19 March 2018 15: 00
    Eternal flight to you George !!!!
  6. NF68
    NF68 19 March 2018 15: 18
    Everlasting memory.
  7. Tula gingerbread
    Tula gingerbread 19 March 2018 15: 36
    Honestly, I thought that he had died a long time ago. Even in childhood I read about this great pilot. Eternal memory and glory to him.
  8. NN52
    NN52 19 March 2018 15: 41
    I join in condolences ...
    The legendary pilot ....
    And the pilots do not leave, they fly to heaven, in their last (not extreme) flight ...
  9. gurzuf
    gurzuf 19 March 2018 16: 48
    The Kingdom of heaven.
  10. evil partisan
    evil partisan 19 March 2018 17: 19
    The last Heroes of the Great Generation leave. Orphaned. Everlasting memory.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 21 March 2018 02: 15
      Let not the Russian land become impoverished ...
  11. garnik
    garnik 19 March 2018 17: 38
    Condolences to the family. Kingdom of heaven.
  12. iouris
    iouris 19 March 2018 17: 43
    It is simply amazing that the test pilot, who performed the most difficult tasks, lived not only a bright, but also such a long life. It is hoped that the last years of his life were not overshadowed by anything, and the feat will be immortalized in an appropriate way. Thank.
  13. Tanya
    Tanya 23 March 2018 14: 05
    My sincere condolences to relatives and friends ... Eternal memory to Georgy Konstantinovich ...

    In the photo - the release of the special school of the Air Force in Kazan, June 1944.
    George Mosolov - in the second row from the bottom, left. In the bottom row, the first on the right is my father.