This paper, a reprint of an article that originally appeared in Air Force Magazine, v. 73, no. 4, describes the author's experience as the first American to fly the Soviet MiG-29 fighter and the first Westerner to fly any type of combat aircraft in Soviet airspace since World War II. Severe weather limited the flight to a small portion of the MiG-29's operating envelope. In the author's view, the flight was more significant for its political than for its aeronautical implications, providing further evidence of the dramatic changes taking place in the Soviet Union.
Lambeth, Benjamin S., Pilot Report: MiG-29. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1990. https://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers-soviet/OPS018.html. Also available in print form.
Lambeth, Benjamin S., Pilot Report: MiG-29, RAND Corporation, OPS-018, 1990. As of December 7, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/occasional_papers-soviet/OPS018.html