Yuri Abramovich

Yuri Garrievich Abramovich (; 5 September 1935 in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR – 28 February 2017 in Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, Russia) was a test pilot of the Moscow Aviation Industrial Association (MAIA).

Abramovich graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute in 1959. From 1965 to 1995 Abramovich worked as a test pilot at aviation enterprise "Znamya Truda" (now named MAIA) in Lukhovitsy town in Moscow Oblast. He tested several supersonic fighter aircraft Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23, Mikoyan MiG-29 and their modifications, and participated in testing the Ilyushin Il-103 light multipurpose aircraft.

On 1 March 1996 Abramovich was awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation "for courage and heroism shown during the testing of new aviation technology".

He lived in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow District, and works as deputy head of the aviation testing complex of MAIA for flight work. He was an ethnic Jew. Provided by Wikipedia

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