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Viktor Myazov

About Viktor Myazov

Balloon Pilot
You may also see Viktor in the following role(s): Expedition Guide and Logistics Coordinator
As the son of a military officer, Viktor dreamed of the sky and becoming a pilot. By the age of 16, he had undertaken his first parachute jump. By age 18, he had qualified for entrance to Master of Sports, and then went on to become a Master of Parachute Sport and a skydiving instructor.
In 1990, Viktor enrolled in Russia’s top military helicopter pilot academy. After graduating, he worked for five years in some of the most remote and dangerous parts of the country. He resigned from the military to fly hot air balloons full time, working with Chkalov, the first ballooning company in the Samara region, southwest Russia.
Not satisfied with simply mastering this air sport, Viktor tried his hand at 'extreme air sport” in the form of BASE jumping. He quickly became addicted, and currently has about sixty BASE jumps and over 1,600 parachute jumps to his name and is still jumping. He describes the sport as: “Athletes simply push their minds and bodies to great lengths for sport, for fun, or perhaps to maintain their health. Extreme athletes push their minds and bodies to the farthest possible limit of human ability while simultaneously risking their lives.”
In 2005, Viktor managed Yellow Submarine, the biggest event in Russian hot air ballooning history. For three years, he piloted a specially shaped hot air balloon over sixty Russian cities. People have seen him flying over many iconic Russian locations, including the Red Square in Moscow..
More recently, Viktor started a new adventure by immigrating to Australia with the love of his life. He has flown throughout Australia as a commercial pilot and now works as a senior pilot with Melbourne’s Picture This Ballooning. His expertise has enabled many Quark guests the unique opportunity to fly at the North Pole.