Pilot Svetlana Kapanina


Fragile, petite Svetlana Kapanina can set the hardest, most cold-blooded of hearts aflutter. In Great Britain she’s known as the Siberian Angel, in the USA she compared with James Bond.

Fragile, petite Svetlana Kapanina can set the hardest, most cold-blooded of hearts aflutter. In Great Britain she’s known as the Siberian Angel, in the USA she compared with James Bond. In they sky, this renowned Russian can work miracles. The finest pilot of the century, six-time female absolute aerobatics world champion, and the most titled female pilot in the history of world aviation – Svetlana Kapanina is a fearless, tireless woman. For over 15 years, she’s been unequalled at the helm of her light, maneuverable Su-26. Svetlana Kapanina talks with RTG host Natalia Krylova about how to land without an engine, how to bring up two wonderful children and how to find meaning in life.