The new commander of aerobatic team "Swifts" will Lipetsk pilot Major Maxim Musatov, left to make his mission to document, confirmed to reporters Mon Russian Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondar.
Earlier, the commander in chief is reported to RIA announcements that it plans to appoint a new commander of the aerobatic team "Swifts" the pilot of another group aerobatics "Eagles of the Russian Federation," Maxim Musatov.
"Documents (for the purpose of a new commander) are gone, yes, there will be major Musatov — Pilotazhnik from Lipetsk. He has mastered several types of aircraft, namely, flew MiG-29, the last of its flights were on the Su-27. He flew fourth in the group — is the most difficult piloting. Because we trust him, I think he is with honor and dignity will head the group and continue to demonstrate the skill, which is always group showed all the shows of their own technology at all shows "- said Cooper.
Earlier it was reported that the first of October against the commander aerobatic team "Swifts" Valery Morozov was prosecuted. According to investigators, he Tipo sought to subordinate the means for a free visit to the service schedule. Defense November 12, without waiting for completion of the investigation, dismissed Morozov "for non-compliance criterion contract." Lieutenant Colonel appealed his dismissal in court.
Musatov was born in 1979. In 2002, he graduated from Krasnodar Military Aviation Institute. During the service has mastered the aircraft L-39, MiG-29, Su-27 and Su-30. Total flying time on these types of aircraft is more than a thousand hours. He is married and has three children. He was awarded the Medal of Nesterov.
"Swifts" — aviation group aerobatic Russian Air Force, formed in 1991, which makes the group and single flying on fighter MiG-29.