Pugachev’s Cobra

Did you know Su-27 pilot Viktor Pugachev Wasn’t the First to Perform the Cobra? The Story of the Syrian MiG-21 Pilot who Developed the Cobra Manoeuvre

Did you know Su-27 pilot Viktor Pugachev Wasn’t the First to Perform the Cobra? The Story of the Syrian MiG-21 Pilot who Developed the Cobra Manoeuvre

The cobra manoeuvre In aerobatics, the cobra manoeuvre (or just the cobra), also called dynamic deceleration, is a dramatic and… Read More

5 months ago

That time SR-71 Blackbird crews had a “Secret” Party with Victor Pugachev and other Soviet Su-27 Pilots

‘We decided we had to meet these pilots in a less formal manner. After all, they were flying some of… Read More

2 years ago

SR-71 Pilot tells the story of the “Secret” Party He and other Habu Crews had with Victor Pugachev and other Soviet Su-27 Pilots at Paris Air Show 1989

‘All Soviet flying demos were mysteriously canceled that day. Could it have been the Tequila, or did they all want… Read More

4 years ago

The Unknown Story of the Syrian MiG-21 Pilot who Developed the Cobra Manoeuvre: i.e. Pugachev Wasn’t the First to Perform the Cobra

When Pugachev Cobra was flown by Soviet test-pilots for the first time, nobody cared any more about who has originally… Read More

5 years ago

Impressive video shows Swedish Air Force J-35 Draken performing the “Cobra” Maneuver

The J-35 had an inherent instability that could lead to superstall, a phenomenon attributed to the Draken’s special wing planform.… Read More

5 years ago