Honoured Pilot of the USSR
Honoured Pilot of the USSR
Obverse of the insignia for Honoured Pilot of the USSR
|Awarded by USSR|
|Eligibility||Citizens of the Soviet Union|
|Awarded for||Excellence in Aviation|
|Status||No longer awarded|
|Established||September 30, 1965|
|First awarded||August 16, 1966|
|Related||Honoured Navigator of the USSR|
The Honorary Title "Honoured Pilot of the USSR" (Russian: Заслуженный пилот СССР) was a state civilian award of the Soviet Union established on September 30, 1965 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 3993-VI to recognise excellence in civilian aviation. It was abolished on August 22, 1988 by Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet № 9441-XI.
The honorary title "Honoured Pilot of the USSR" was awarded to qualified civilian pilots 1st class for special merit in the development of modern aircraft, in the use of the most advanced piloting techniques, for the highest standards in education and training of flight personnel, for long-term trouble-free flying and for outstanding achievements in the use of aviation in the national economy.
The Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR was the main conferring authority of the award based on recommendations of the Minister for Civil Aviation of the USSR.
The insignia "Honoured Pilot of the USSR" was worn on the right side of the chest and in the presence of other orders, placed over them. If worn with honorary titles of the Russian Federation, the latter have precedence.
The honorary title "Honoured Pilot of the USSR" was a 27mm wide by 23mm high silver and nickel polygon with raised edges. At the top of the obverse, the relief inscription in two lines covered to the left "HONOURED PILOT" (Russian: ЗАСЛУЖЕННЫЙ ПИЛОТ), in the center, the gilt tombac image of a jet transport aircraft climbing diagonally towards the right, at the bottom, the relief inscription "USSR" (Russian: СССР) superimposed over a laurel branch.
The insignia was secured to a standard Soviet square mount by a silver-plated ring through the suspension loop. The mount was covered by a silk moiré blue ribbon. It was secured to clothing with a pin attachment or with a threaded screw and nut.
Recipients (partial list)
The individuals below were all recipients of the honorary title of "Honoured Pilot of the USSR".
- Abdraimov I.
- Aliev, N.M.
- Anopov B.A.
- Antokhin F.V.
- Bannyi M.A.
- Barilov, D.I.
- Blokhin, I.P.
- Borisov, N.V.
- Briouzguine V.V.
- Zholudev L.V.
- Kaloshin A.S.
- Kartamyshev P.V.
- Kovtiukh N.G.
- Kornev, M.M.
- Kokhanovski, S.N.
- Kupalo V.M.
- LeÏbenko A.M.
- Mikhaïlov, P.M.
- Michenko, I.I.
- Moskalenko, P.P.
- Osipov B.S.
- Paramonov, G.M.
- Porfirov, N.G.
- Semenkov A.I.
- Tarasov, I.M.
- Frolov, I.I.
- Tskhovrebov H.N.
- Shiryaev, L.A.
- Transport in the Soviet Union
- Orders, decorations, and medals of the Soviet Union
- Badges and Decorations of the Soviet Union
- "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 3993-VI of September 30, 1965" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1965-09-30. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR № 9441-XI of August 22, 1988" (in Russian). Legal Library of the USSR. 1988-08-22. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
- "Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of September 7, 2010 No 1099" (in Russian). Russian Gazette. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2012-02-24.