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Vasily P. Borisov

Vasily P. Borisov

Hero of the Soviet Union (1971), honoured test-pilot of the USSR (1973), lieutenant colonel (1974).

Vasily Borisov was born on January 10, 1929 in the village of Chernobrovkina in Beloyarsk district of Sverdlovsk region. From 1944 to 1945 he worked as an economic planner at the factory in Sverdlovsk. In 1947 he graduated from Sverdlovsk Special School of the Air Force.

Since August 1947 Vasily Borisov was in the army.  In 1950, he graduated from Omsk Military aviation school for pilots and stayed there as a flight instructor. Since June 1959, lieutenant colonel V.P. Borisov was reserved.

In 1960 Vasily Borisov graduated from Test-Pilot School, and in 1967 - from Moscow Aviation Institute.

From January, 1961 to 1992 Vasily Borisov was a test-pilot of Tupolev design bureau. He has lifted in the sky and carried out tests of Tu-22U (1962) and Tu-22M (1969). Vasily Borisov has performed tests for maturation Tu-22M3 refuelling procedure. He took part in tests of Tu-104, Tu-22, Tu-134, Tu-154, Tu-160, Tu-144 (1971-1973) and their modifications.

Vasily Borisov took part in three air shows in Le Bourget where he was presenting Tu-134, Tu-154, Tu-144 airplanes, and in air show in Nagoya (Japan, 1971). He also took part in demonstration flights in Russia and abroad - in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Sudan and Ethiopia.

Since 1994 Vasily Borisov took well-deserved rest.

Vasily Borisov lived in the city of Zhukovsky of the Moscow region. He worked in Tupolev design bureau as a chairman of methodological council. He died tragically (killed by hooligans) on March 30, 2001. Vasily Borisov was buried at the Bykovskoe cemetery in Zhukovsky.

He was awarded the Order of Lenin (1971), the Order of the October Revolution (1966), the Order of the Red Banner (1966), the Order of the Red Star (1972) and medals.