Monday, October 06, 2008

Georgy Konstantinovich Mosolov 1926-2018

Georgy Mosolov was born in Ufa city in 1926. He had served in the Army from 1944. In 1948 he graduated from Chuguievskoye military aviation pilot school,staying there as a pilot-instructor until 1951. In 1953 he graduated from Test-pilot school, and in 1959 graduated from MAI (with distinction).
Between 1953-1962 he worked as test-pilot and from 1963-1969 he was leading engineer at A.I.Mikoyan EDB. He conducted flight tests on the MiG-17, MiG-19, MiG-21 fighters and their various modifications. He made the maiden flights of the Å-2, Å-8, I-7Ó, I-75, Å-152À è Å-152/1 and set six world aviation records (three of them were absolute).
He was awarded with two Lenin Orders, Order of Red Star, medals. Has three medals de Lavo (FAI) (1960, 1962, 1963). Made a Hero of Soviet Unionin 1960 and Honored test-pilot of USSR in 1967.