Evgeny Maximov and Ignat Solovey

is creating the only Russian TV show on general aviation... in English too!

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About Evgeny Maximov and Ignat Solovey

Hi there! We're Evgeny Maximov — writer and producer, and Ignat Solovey, cameraman and  photojournalist. We create Flight TV, the only Russian TV program about general aviation. Why TV, you may ask, it looks like another YouTube vlog channel. It is not. Vlogs are produced in different fashion. We use classic TV gear and techniques (i.e., camcorder instead of VDSLR, dedicated writer and editor, etc.). We are the team of professional journalists who love flight, aircraft and everything around that.

Why are we on Patreon? The thing is, general aviation, especially in Russia, is a tight circle of people that struggle through bureaucracy and lack of funds. Luckily, our team has no more encounters with officials than any guy next door, but budget is always a pain. TV production is not the cheapest thing to get busy with, even if you do it at the calm of your apartment or garage, and even if you publish it on YouTube. Aviation can't be filmed in a backyard, so we need funds to move around, keep gear in order and update it — everything costs something, and your $20 here are more than you think (for example, it allows a full day on location in Moscow Region — transportation, food and everything for the crew of two, as we usually do it, because our editor never makes us us company).

What Russians have to do with Patreon? It's simple: being Russians, we also produce English version of our program. Russia is a world in itself, huge and beautiful country that has a lot to show when it comes to flight and aviation. We believe in friendship, common skies and common language regardless of politics, so we genuinely want to build bridges instead of fences and try to promote that the way we can.

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