Date of birth: 01.06.1969
Place of birth: Gudermes, Chechen-Ingush ASSR
Sports title: Candidate for Master of Sports
Pilot-instructor of aviation DOSAAF of Russia
Military pilot 1st class
Deputy Head of the Aviation and Sports Club “Albatros-Aero”
He began flight training in military flight school, his first solo flight occurred in the L-29 Dolphin aircraft on July 21, 1988.
His first pilot-instructor was Novikov Vyacheslav Nikolaevich.
During his years of service in the Air Force, he mastered the MiG-21 PFM, MiG-21 BiS, MiG-23 P aircraft and Mi-8T, Mi-8MT helicopters. Mi-8MTV.
His total flight time is more than 1400 hours.
He came to Formula 1 air racing to try his hand at air sports.