In the frame of contest «Naval Ace 2016» OJSC «IL» will reward the best aircrew of IL-38N ASW aircraft with a prize

28 June 2016

Il-38N.jpgDuring the period from the 27th to 30th of June a flight skills testing contest «Naval Ace 2016» organized for naval aviation will be held in the 859th Combat Deployment and Pilot Transition Training Centre of the Russian Navy Aviation located in Yeysk.

Aircrew of IL-38N and IL-38 AWS aircraft will participate in the contest in review.

Within the frame of the practical part of the given contest the contestant aircrew are to perform a flight en-route and reach the training range at pre-defined time where the contestants need to deploy a group of radio hydro-acoustic buoys intended for search of adversary submarine and execute air bombardment of radar discrete target as well as exercise combat maneuvering round the hypothetical adversary AA defence system.

OJSC Ilyushin Aviation Complex, being a part of JSC UAC, will reward the best IL-38N (IL-38) aircraft crew with a certain prize which is to be presented at the high-profile awards ceremony by an honored test pilot of the Russian Federation from OJSC «IL» Vladimir Irinarkhov.

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Vladimir Irinarkhov was born in Moscow on the 3rd of January, 1945. Upon finishing secondary school he entered Orenburg Air Force Academy named in honor of I.S. Polbin. Then Vladimir served as a Baltic Fleet Naval Aviation test pilot. Vladimir Irinarkhov has been working as test pilot in OJSC Ilyushin Avation Complex since 1993. Vladimir has tested such aircraft as IL-114, IL-114T, IL-38N, IL-38SD, IL-76, IL-76MF, IL-96-300, IL-96MO and IL-96-400. Vladimir Irinarkhov performed 18 unique landings and take-offs of IL-76 aircraft at ice-covered Antarctica Patriot Hills Base under conditions of near zero runway friction coefficient and a strong crosswind (2001-2002). As a result of these flights a technique of ice-covered runaway take-offs and landings was mastered, as well as an expedition «Antarctic Odyssey 2001» was launched. The test pilot worked on the program of vehicle flat body aerial delivery from IL-76 without auxiliary parachute and gave air staff of EMERCOM of the Russian Federation training on this technique. Vladimir performed a first flight of IL-38N aircraft and passed it through the complete set of official tests including the given aircraft combat application. In the frame of the tests performed Vladimir was the first pilot who made an air drop of ASW missile from the turboprop IL-38 ASW aircraft. In 2007 Vladimir Irinarkhov was the first to perform a stand out translatlantic flight on board IL-114 to Venezuela. Vladimir Irinarkhov was awarded with the Order for Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR and the Medal for Battle Merit.