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Title: Svetlana Kapanina - wow!
Post by: Greybeard on 13.07. 2017 10:28
This video is quite long, (32 minutes); I suggest start watching at 16.30. Fabulous skills and very interesting to see what a stunt pilot does!
https://youtu.be/aQONtYjDlMw (https://youtu.be/aQONtYjDlMw)


Some interview at the start of this movie: https://youtu.be/6n585zqQi9 (https://youtu.be/6n585zqQi94)

Biography:
Kapanina was born on 22 December 1968 in Shchuchinsk, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union (now Kazakhstan). She dedicated herself to several sports modalities at school and always liked motorcycles and other motor vehicles. She enrolled at medical school in Tselinograd (now Astana), where she graduated in pharmaceutical sciences. She started flying at age 19, in 1988, on a Sukhoi Su-26M3, while working as a technician at the Kurgan sports aviation club of DOSAAF. By 1991 she was already an instructor pilot at DOSAAF's Irkutsk club, and then back at Kurgan. Also in 1991, she became a member of the Russian national aerobatic team. In 1995 she graduated from Kaluga aeronautical technical school.
She is now living in Moscow with her husband and two children.
Title: Re: Svetlana Kapanina - wow!
Post by: RichardL on 14.07. 2017 02:05
I'm not that calm eating dinner.

Richard L.