Zakharov Sergei

Date of birth: 25.02.1980

Place of birth: St. Petersburg

Sports title: Master of Sports of Russia

Member of the Russian National Aerobatic Team

Absolute champion of Russia in aerobatics, Yak-52 class (2017)

Prize-winner of the Russian championship in aircraft sports in the discipline “Air racing – Formula 1” (2019)

About Me:

Born in 1980 in Leningrad. Since childhood, I dreamed about aviation. When I was asked the question “what do you want to be when you grow up?” always answered – a pilot. Now I regret that for a long time I did not dare to realize my childhood dream.
It first took to the air only in 2006 at the Rzhevka airfield. After the first flight, I was finally convinced that I wanted to learn how to fly an airplane on my own. He made the first few training flights on the Yak-18T. but, having once flown on the Yak-52, I immediately realized that it was aerobatics that would be the goal of my training.
Reaching my first solo flight was very difficult for me because of the long breaks in training. As a result, thanks to the efforts of my instructor Valery Valentinovich Baksheev, my first solo flight took place in 2011.
Further, Andrey Alekseevich Elfimov became my aerobatic instructor. Thanks to his professionalism and experience, since 2012 I have been participating in aerobatic competitions every year. In 2015 he made his debut in the Yak-52 league. In 2017, he took first place in the Russian Championship and participated in the Russian team at the WAYAKC World Championship.
The most memorable flight was my first solo flight in the Yak-52.
The project “Russian Aviation Races” is a unique opportunity to master flights at ultra-low altitudes and a new type of airplanes.