Flights from the ship were performed by test pilots of RAC “MiG” Michael Beljaev, Pavel Vlasov, Nikolay Diorditsa, and test pilot of the Russian Air Force, Colonel Oleg Spichka. General director of JSC «Russian Aircraft Corporation «MiG» Michael Pogosjan was on th Kuznetsov during the tests.
MiG-29Ks For Indian Navy Executes Final Flight-Tests Off Carrier Deck
MiG PRESS RELEASE (ABRIDGED): Russian Aircraft Corporation (RAC) “MiG” has successfully performed flight tests of MiG-29K/KUB fighters on the heavy aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, leased out for the these trials by the Indian Navy. These are the first take-offs and landings from an aircraft carrier for the aircraft purchased by the Indian Navy. The flights took place in the Barents Sea on 28 and 29 September. Representatives of the Indian Navy witnessed the flights.
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