The most demanded and Mi-8 helicopter is celebrating its golden jubilee. 50 years ago the first prototype twin-engined Mi-8 took to the sky.
Aug. 2 opening ceremony of the monument to the legend of domestic aircraft industry — the Mi-8.
The ceremony was attended by leaders of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, OPK "Oboronprom", JSC "Helicopters of Russia" and OAO "Mil Moscow. ML Mile "- head developer helicopter" Mi "brand, executive director of" Mil Moscow. ML Mile "Michael Karatkevich, chief designer of" Mil Moscow. ML Mile "Alex Samusenko, chief designer of the Mi-8 and project managers, the management of the program" Mi-8/17 helicopter. "
The representatives of the operators and potential customers helicopter "Mi" brand, great pilots Heroes of the USSR and Russia, a distinguished test pilot of the Russian Federation, World Record Holders, congratulated the scientists.
Guests and participants were given a tour of the enterprise, visits to museums with a tour helicopter, the Mi-171A2 presentation, demonstration of the film "Mi-8. 50 years. " A concert with the participation of N. Anisimov.