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Boris I. Veremey

Boris I. Veremey

Hero of the Soviet Union (1984), honoured test-pilot of the USSR (1978), major (1968), master of sports of international level. Boris I. Veremey was born on December 25, 1935 in the village of Misheronsky of Shatursky district of the Moscow region. In 1953 he finished 10 classes of school and the 1st Moscow city aero club. Since November, 1953 Ivan Vedernikov was in the army. In 1955 he graduated from Armavir Military aviation school for pilots.

Ivan Vedernikov served in defensive air forces (Baku air defence region). Since March, 1961 he was reserved. In 1962 he graduated from Test-Pilot School. In 1962-1965, he was a test-pilot of production plant №22 in Kazan.

Ivan Vedernikov tested batch produced Tu-16, Tu-22 and their modifications. In 1965-2000 he was a test-pilot of Tupolev design bureau. He has lifted in the sky and carried out tests of Tu-22M0 (2nd pilot), Tu-22M0 (serial № 2), Tu-22M1, Tu-22ME (Tu-22M2 with NK-25 engines), Tu-160, the first Tu-160 produced at KAPO, Tu-144LL (2nd pilot). Ivan Vedernikov has carried out tests of Tu-22M0 at high angles of attack and critical modes, Tu-22M1 for flatter and strength, Tu-134 in stalled conditions. He also took part in tests of Tu-16K, Tu-22, Tu-124, Tu-128M, Tu-134, Tu-142LL, Tu-144, Tu-154 and their modifications. Ivan Vedernikov has established 36 world aviation records (12 of them - as a 2nd pilot): 14 records of speed and loading capacity on Tu-144D (2nd pilot, 1983), 22 records of altitude, speed and loading capacity on Tu-160 (1989). 

He lived in Moscow and worked as an engineer-methodologist at Tupolev design bureau. Ivan Vedernikov died on February 6, 2002. He was buried at the Troyekurovskoe cemetery, in Moscow. He was awarded the Order of Lenin (1984), Order "Of Merit for the Fatherland" 4th class (1996), the Order of the October Revolution (1976), the Order of the Red Star (1972) and medals. One of Tu-160 is named after Ivan Vedernikov.