The new commander of the famous aerobatic team "Swifts" will be pilot Maxim Musatov of other aerobatic team of the Air Force — "Eagles Russia," said RIA Announcements on Mon source in the Lipetsk aviation center.
Early 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 Morozova "Criterion of contract for failure to comply." Lieutenant Colonel appealed his dismissal in court.
"The new commander of the aerobatic team, is likely to become major Maxim Musatov, born in 1979, the military pilot first class from the other group aerobatics "Eagles RF, "From the Lipetsk aviation center," — said the official.
He noted that the offer to head the aerobatic team made Musatov Russian Air Force Commander Lt. Gen. Viktor Bondar, and received the consent of the pilot. Prior to December 1, Major scheduled to arrive at the disposal of a Kubinka.
After his dismissal Morozova group formally has no commander, his duties makes his deputy — Lt. Col. Sergei Osyaykin. His name was called as a likely candidate for a seat Morozov.
"But it is already clear that the mission commander Osyaykina not take place. Moreover, deputy squadron commander will be different pilot, which also will be sent to Kubinka from Lipetsk, "- said the source.
The Armed Forces December 1 starts winter training period, the states must be completed before time. "The purpose of the new commander of the" Swifts "is likely to take place before December 1," — he added.
Musatov, in 2002, he graduated from Krasnodar Military Aviation Institute. During the service has mastered the aircraft L-39, MiG-29, Su-27, Su-30. Total flying time on these types of aircraft is more than a thousand hours. He is married. Raising three children. He was awarded the Medal of Nesterov.
"Swifts" — aviation group Air Force aerobatics RF, formed in 1991, which makes the group and single flying on MiG-29.