November 26, 2011 the first flight from the airfield bearer "Taganrog Yuzhny" rose amphibious aircraft Be-200ES aircraft (tail number RF-31361, serial number 76820003102).
Amphibious aircraft Be-200ES "Ivan Shaman" in the near future will join the group of Russian aviation ministry. On the new machine on the findings made in the operation of the Russian Emergencies Ministry and taken into account the experience gained in the process of European aircraft certification.
The aircraft took off at 12.57, landing at 17.27. The car was piloted by the crew of Beriev Aircraft Company. GM Beriev — Kuleshov NP (Commander), Chalov IA (Co-pilot), Lisov AA (Flight operator), Kapranov D. (Flight operator). Flight mission fulfilled completely. According to the report of the commander of the crew within four hours of flying all aircraft systems were working normally.
New amphibious aircraft was named "Ivan the Shaman," in honor of Ivan Gavrilovic Shamanova — squadron commander of the 1st Guards mine and torpedo Aviation Regiment 8th torpedo Air Force Air Division of the Baltic Fleet, Hero of the Soviet Union.