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Valery V. Pavlov

Valery V. Pavlov Valery V. Pavlov

Honoured test-pilot of the USSR (1989), test-navigator of the 3rd class (1970), reserved senior lieutenant (1975).

Valery Pavlov was born on January 18, 1939 in the city of Yelets in Lipetsk region. In 1956-1958, he worked as a car mechanic and a fitter.

In 1964, Valery Pavlov graduated from Moscow aviation institute and MAI aero club (he went in for airplane sports).

In 1964-1970, Valery Pavlov worked as a leading engineer at Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov. Along with his work, he continued to go in for airplane sports in Kolomna aero club. In 1971 he graduated from the navigator department of Test-Pilot School and from Central united flight and technical school of the DOSAAF (the city of Kaluga).

From February, 1971 to Febriuary, 1974 Valery Pavlov was a test-navigator of the Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov. He took part in test flights on An-12, An-24, Il-18, Il-28, Tu-16, Tu-104, Tu-124.

In 1975, Valery Pavlov graduated from the airplane department of Test-Pilot School.

From April, 1974 to January, 1992 Valery Pavlov was a test-pilot of Tupolev design bureau. He took part in tests of Tu-22M, Tu-95, Tu-142М, Tu-155, Tu-160, Tu-204. He had also performed a number of tests on Tu-134, Tu-154 and their modifications.

Valery Pavlov had established 14 world aviation records on Tu-155 (11 of them - as a 2nd pilot): 10 records of altitude and loading capacity (1989; 7 of them - as a 2nd pilot), 4 records of altitude and loading capacity (1990).

Since January, 1992 Valery Pavlov was engaged in flight test work in Flight Research Institute n.a. M.M. Gromov. He had performed a number of tests on Il-76, Il-78, Tu-134, Tu-154.

Valery Pavlov lived in the city of Zhukovsky of Moscow region. He died on September 9, 1994 performing test flight on Tu-134. He was buried at the Bykovskoe cemetery in Zhukovsky.

Valery Pavlov was awarded the Order "For personal courage"(1993) and medals.