|Name Viktor Pugachyov|
Viktor Georgiyevich Pugachev (Russian: Ви́ктор Гео́ргиевич Пугачёв) (born August 8, 1948 in Taganrog, RSFSR) is a former Soviet test pilot who was the first to demonstrate the so-called Pugachev's Cobra maneouvre to the general public in 1989, flying an Su-27. He was named Hero of the Soviet Union in the late 1980s. He graduated from Yeysk military aviation school in 1970, test-pilot school in 1978 and the MAI (Moscow State Aviation Institute) in 1980. After two years with LII (Flight Research Institute named after M.M.Gromov) joined OKB Sukhoi where he tested the Su-9, Su-15, Su-24, Su-25 and the Su-27. On 1 November 1989 Pugachev landed an Su-27K on an aircraft carrier for the first time in Soviet history. He became famous after his 1989 Su-27 demonstrations on the Paris Airshow. Pugachev is credited with first ever non-vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) from the aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov.
Currently he lives in Zhukovsky and works as the Chief Pilot Designer at Sukhoi Design Bureau.
While working as a test pilot at Sukhoi he broke 13 world records in the Sukhoi P-42: