More than 200 military pilots escaped to another country for freedom ….or gold!During the period of the Cold War more than 200 military pilots decided to make an instant change in the course of their lives by defecting with their aircraft to another country.

These pages are a research effort to tell the history of the many freedom seekers, heroes and …traitors of the Cold War and thereafter.About the MiG’s and other military aircraft they flew, the reasons for an escape, the dangers of an unexpected landing at a foreign airbase, the Cold War psywar operations bribes! and the examination and testing of defected fighters by the intelligence community.

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