ARMS-TASS. Now 50 years old honored test pilot Colonel Sergei Bogdan. He was born in 1962 in the town of Vol'sk Saratov region.
After graduating from high school, Sergei Bogdan entered Borisoglebskoe VVAUL and graduated with distinction in 1983. Prior to 1987, he served in the Leningrad military environment in the Su-17, and then, until 1990 — in Mongolia. With the withdrawal of troops from the country, the regiment was transferred to the Navy and relocated to the village Guards near Simferopol. In 1991, from the post of deputy. Marine squadron commander separate Attack Aviation Regiment with the rank of Major went to the Centre for training test pilots (TSPLI), in 1992 — in the MAI. Since 1993 — Test Pilot Municipal Flight Test Center (glycerol). And then deputy commander of the air squadron service test flight of fighter aircraft. Conducted tests of the Su-27, Sou-30MKK, Su-25TM, MiG-29S, target drones M-21M and M-29. Did the test planting and Su-25UTG Sou-33 on the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov", including during combat service in the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, and the Mediterranean Sea. He was awarded the Order of Courage.
Test pilot Sergei Sukhoi Bogdan working since 2000, he participated and continues to participate in the testing of the Su-24M2 and Su-25SM, Su-27M, Su-27SM, Su-30KN, Su-30MK2, Su-30MKI, Su-30MKA, Su-30MKM Sou-27KUB, Su-35UB, Su-47 ("Golden Eagle"). Did demonstration flights at Sou-30MK2 (MAX — 2001, 2003, 2005), the Su-27SKM (Salon Le Bourget — 2005) Sou-30MK2 (Algeria, Libya, Venezuela — 2006). Has spent over 50 types and modifications of aircraft. Lifted into the sky first production Su-30MKI, functional Su-35 and a promising aviation complex 5th generation — the PAK FA.
In July last year, Sergei Bogdan awarded Star of Hero of the Russian Federation. Higher state of the country merits pilot honored for his contribution to the design, creation, creation of special equipment and many years of honest work.