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Dyatel Nikolay Mikhailovich

Filed under: Team — Administrator @ 10:48 am

Dyatel Nikolay Mikhailovich6 formation leaderGuards colonel, deputy head of the 237th Proskurov Guards aircraft demonstration center. Honoured pilot of Russia. Leader pilot.

Nikolay Dyatel was born on February 18, 1965. In 1986 he graduated the Chernigov Air Force Academy. During his duty he became familiar with L-39, Mig-23, Mig-29 aircrafts. His total flying time in these types of aircraft is 2,100 hours. He is qualified as a pilot-sniper.

Nikolay is married. He has a son. His hobby is hunting and fishing.

Nikolay Dyatel, leader pilot of “Strizhi” aerobatic team is master of single and formation aerobatic flying. Member of team from 1991. Since 1992 performing complicated aerobatic figures on Mig-29 fighter using extremal flight modes, like stalled turns, low speed passes (slower then 190 kmph), the “Bell” and all the figures of inverted aerobatics. Inverted aerobatics has all the same aerobatic elements but in inverted plane position. Such flying is far out of the Mig-29 flight manual and not many even ace pilots can do it.


  1. Hi,
    I’m from Indonesia. Thank you very much for your team’s awesome movies. Congratulation.

    Comment by Seno — 13.05.2006 @ 3:50 am

  2. [...] Today, 27 of July at 15:16 Moscow time Mig-29UB tail No. 1 of Strizhi aerobatic team has crashed immediately after take-off, near the airfield. Pilot Nikolay Dyatel and navigator Sergey Kurilenko has successfully ejected. [...]

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  3. [...] Due to the tail No.1 loss and necessary medical survey of Nikolay Dyatel (after he has ejected), Strizhi are training now in new formation 5+1 solo, group leader Gennadiy Avramenko [...]

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