Memorable anniversary of our constant and reliable partner in organization of flights in MiG-29 fighter "Sokol" airbase!
On February 1, 2012 Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant "Sokol" is celebrating its 80th birthday! Memorable anniversary of our constant and reliable partner in organization of flights in MiG-29 fighter!
Congratulations to the Nizhny Novgorod Aircraft Building Plant "Sokol" with a great date, the 80th anniversary of the formation of the plant "Sokol".
We wish you success in your work, to achieve all the goals, health and prosperity!
Aviation Plant № 21 in Nizhny Novgorod, started on February 1, 1932. In 1936 the plant was named after Sergo Ordzhonikidze.
In November 1940, at the factory OKB-21 was set up, under Semyon Lavochkin.
In the 1930th and 1940th the following planes were built - I-5, I-16, La-5, La 5FN, La-7, La 15.
In 1949, "Sokol” has begun working with OKB-155 under A. Mikoyan.
And today, "Sokol" is known as a producer of MiGs. A. Mykoyan and M. Gurevich jointly designed MiG-15 jet aircraft.
The first supersonic aircraft, the MiG-19, started production in 1955.
MiG-21 was the most prolific supersonic fighter in the world of aviation history and started production in 1959.
From 1969 to 1985, the plant was mass-producing the fighter-interceptor MiG-25 - the first fully-welded aircraft, with 80% of its airframe made of high-strength steel and titanium.
The plant has manufactured about 13,500 combat aircraft over last 45 years, the most famous of them were the MiG-21 and MiG-29UB and were exported to more than 30 countries.
"Sokol" airbase is our partner from 2005.
We are proud of our close partnership!.
For over 5 years, we are working together to organize and hold flights in MiG-31 and MIG-29 fighter jets based at the plant.
Tourists from all over the world are coming to Russia to fly legendary fighters >>>>>>>
At the present moment we have organized more than 120 military jet rides at Sokol airbase for the last 6 years.
With the help of specialists from the plant unique flight programs for tourists were developed:
1. Aerobatis experience in MiG-29 (duration is 25 minutes), see more>>>
2. Aerobatis experience in MiG-29 (duration is 40-45 minutes), see more>>>
3. "Edge of Space" Flight with complex of Aerobatics, altitude 20-22 km (duration 45-50 minutes), see more>>>
"Sokol" airbase has established itself as a serious and reliable partner.
Professionals and pilots of the plant are highly qualified and professional.
We are sending our congratulations and best wishes!