Roman Petrovich Taskayev 1954-
Roman Petrovich Taskayev was born in the town of
Between 1983-1998 he worked as test-pilot at A.I.Mikoyan EDB. He tested more than 40 aircraft types. He worked on the development of the following prototypes MiG-29, MiG-31 and MiG-AT. For the first time in Russian Aviation history, Roman made a transit flight over North Pole on MiG-31 with in-flight refuelling. During 1998 he joined A.S.Yakovlev EDB as a test pilot. He has set one world aviation record and has been awarded the Order of Labor Red Banner and Order of Courage medals.