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    The world's largest aircraft AN-22 the "Antheus" is under the command of Marina Popovich, a test-pilot and record holder of numerous World records in speed and distance flights.

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    Marina Papovich at controls of AN-22 Anthous aircraft, & GV of aircraft. (5 shots)
    27 ft

    Marina, as instructor, in front of class.
    40 ft

    CU of students' faces.
    50 ft

    Marina sitting at desk, studying (??? shots)
    77 ft

    GV Marina and daughter walking through woods. (Oksana)
    94 ft

    Child pan to aircraft, AN-22, passing overhead.
    105 ft

    Child playing with dog.
    178 ft

    Marina preparing food in kitchen. (2 shots)
    124 ft

    Marina combing daughter's hair in front of mirror flash to Marina watching daughter (Natasia) dancing in ballroom.
    ??? ft

    GV Marina dancing.
    176 ft

    Marina flying single engined plane in stunt flying. Her husband Pavlov watches. (B/W) Marina as young woman.
    195 ft

    Marina and her family ice fishing. both she and her husband catch a fish, but throw them back.
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    AN-22 taxies on runway, Marina's family watching. Marina and rest of crew descend to runway and receive commendations, then happy family gathering.
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    Background: The world's largest aircraft AN-22 the "Antheus" is under the command of Marina Popovich, a test-pilot and record holder of numerous World records in speed and distance flights. Aviation science is rapidly developing. Marin a not only shares her knowledge with her young colleagues, but continues to pursue scientific stories herself. At present the famous woman test-pilot is working on her thesis. In due time to her titles of Commander of the Crew, Major of Aviation, International Class Master of Sports, another one will be added - a Candidate of Technological Soi???. Her day is filled to the brim with work, daily flights, but Marina always finds time for a walk with her youngest daughter Oksana. A Dance Contest is held at the Stellar Township. Natasha, the eldest daughter is participating in the contest. Marina also always liked to dance. That is where she once met Pavel Popovich, then a student of an Aviation School. They have always been together since then. Pilot-Cosmonaut, Hero of the Soviet Union Pavel Popovich knows how hard it is to establish a World Record. The "Antheus" which was piloted by Commander of the Crew Marina Popovich, weighing 50 tons covered a flight of a thousand kilometres with a speed exceeding 600 kilometres an hour. Together with her crew Marina established IO World Records. To accomplish this it is necessary to be a very skilled pilot. Not a single woman in the world had over piloted such a giant aircraft. Further success to you, Marina, and happiness to your whole Stellar family.

    SYNOPSIS: Marina Papovich has had lots flying experience in all types of aircraft and is the only woman in the world to have piloted the giant AN-22 Antheus aircraft, a fitting compliment to such a talented woman.

    Family life, while important, is only one aspect of Marina's life. She is a pilot, instructor and student, studying for a degree. She has a full life and enjoys many things, So, hats off to you Marina, and all the best.

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