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Defense Ministry will perpetuate the name of the deck pilot Apakidze

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100-th separate shipboard fighter air regiment will receive the name of its first commander - Hero of Russia, Major-General Timur Apakidze, reported News.



Many military historians call the famous pilot the creator of the Russian ship aviation. For carrier-based aviation, the name of Timur Apakidze is as significant as the name of Vasily Margelov for the Airborne Forces.

The choice of the 100-th regiment was not accidental: it was from this military unit began история Russian carrier-based aircraft. Apakidze became his first commander. In 1990-s, he did a lot to pilots began to perform tasks on board the aircraft-carrying cruiser "Admiral Kuznetsov."

The title Hero of Russia Apakidze received in 1995 year. By 2000, he had reached the post of deputy commander of naval aviation. In July, the 2001 th General tragically died during demonstrations at the Combat Training Center near Pskov. The tragedy occurred during the performance of complex piloting at extremely low altitudes - the fighter collided with the ground and collapsed.

Military historian Dmitry Boltenkov said that after Apakidze was transferred to 1992 in the North Fleet, he created a system for training deck pilots there. We had to start almost from scratch, because all the accumulated documentation in Crimea earlier was inherited by Ukraine after the collapse of the USSR.

The 100th regiment was formed in 1986 in the Crimea. After 1991, the regimental commander Timur Apakidze, along with the 16 pilots, refused to take the Ukrainian oath, and transferred to the Northern Fleet. The arriving pilots were enlisted in the 279-th ship regiment.

Those who remained in the Crimea were named the 100 th Maritime Fighter Wing of the Ukrainian Navy. For some time, the pilots were engaged in combat training, but due to the lack of aircraft carriers, the regiment was first transformed into “normal” and then completely disbanded.

At the end of 2015, the legendary unit was revived as part of the Russian Navy. He is armed with MiG-29KR / KUBR fighters.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. andranick
    andranick 25 December 2018 13: 22
    +1
    ... deck pilot ..
    Absolutely not ....
    1. bober1982
      bober1982 25 December 2018 13: 29
      +5
      Still, you categorically said too categorically that Apakidze is the N1 carrier-based pilot, who has kept carrier-based aviation for Russia.
      1. andranick
        andranick 25 December 2018 13: 34
        +14
        he is not a deck pilot, but a deck aviation pilot!
        1. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 25 December 2018 13: 47
          -1
          Quote: andranick
          he is not a deck pilot, but a deck aviation pilot!

          in the states of such ... MDA ... for a person is a holiday, for a country, I do not think ...
        2. bober1982
          bober1982 25 December 2018 13: 47
          0
          Ok, so be it.
          1. 210ox
            210ox 25 December 2018 13: 54
            +3
            This is a reprint of a message from MO .. What does the site have to do with it? Although the correct terminology does not interfere.
            1. bober1982
              bober1982 25 December 2018 14: 06
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              Quote: 210ox
              Although the correct terminology does not interfere.

              You can just get confused in this very terminology, to anything. By the way, it will be competent - a pilot of a naval fighter regiment, and not carrier-based aviation. Conversation about nothing.
            2. andranick
              andranick 25 December 2018 14: 18
              +1
              The title of the article is given in the "yellow" style by the editorial board of VO. There are no messages on the website of the Ministry of Defense about the "deck pilot", but there is https://function.mil.ru/news_page/country/more.htm?id=12061331

              And it just jars when the pilots are called "flyers", which, perhaps, is permissible in everyday conversation somewhere in the kitchen, but not in public.
              1. bober1982
                bober1982 25 December 2018 15: 16
                +2
                Quote: andranick
                pilots are called "flyers"

                So always called the engineering staff, in its jargon.
        3. Graz
          Graz 25 December 2018 14: 19
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          Quote: andranick
          he is not a deck pilot, but a deck aviation pilot!

          no need to find fault with particulars, one must look at the root
  2. LSA57
    LSA57 25 December 2018 13: 24
    +10
    The 100th separate naval fighter aviation regiment will receive the name of its first commander, Hero of Russia, Major General Timur Apakidze, Izvestia reports.

    Something swayed for a long time. He deserved his whole life and deeds.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 25 December 2018 13: 28
      +5
      For almost a quarter of a century ... I thought it was a sinful thing that they had immortalized for a long time ... And most importantly, that this part would not be disbanded or "optimized" due to the absence of "fly-decks" ...
  3. New Year day
    New Year day 25 December 2018 13: 26
    +17
    in 91, in Novofedorovka, they made their way by ambulance to him. At the checkpoint, Ukrainian soldiers with machine guns, questions, examinations.

    How long has it all been ...
    A true officer and patriot of Russia. In the 91st, Georgia offered him generalism, refused and flew to the North
    1. amr
      amr 25 December 2018 23: 10
      +1
      I live opposite Novofedorovka ... when I was a child during the scoop, when flights with aerobatics began, it happened that I took a small stool into the garden and watched for hours ....
      THREAD our right now again flew after the Ukrainian pause !!
      1. New Year day
        New Year day 26 December 2018 10: 27
        +2
        Quote: amr
        I live opposite Novofedorovka ..

        in Mikhailovka? or saki?
  4. fighter angel
    fighter angel 25 December 2018 13: 50
    +5
    It was high time to do this, dear comrades!
    A lot of hype now goes around the names of airports - so give the name of Timur Apakidze to any of them !!!
    He more than deserved it ...
    1. Conductor
      Conductor 25 December 2018 14: 52
      +6
      Exactly, Nicholas 2 is squeezed as brides of which sufferer anyway, and Apakidze, the builder of our shield, was only remembered.
  5. AlexVas44
    AlexVas44 25 December 2018 13: 56
    +1
    The right decision, albeit somewhat belated, is already a feature of the events taking place. T. Apakidze deserves such a memory.
    1. Andrey Chistyakov
      Andrey Chistyakov 25 December 2018 14: 22
      +3
      Quote: AlexVas44
      The right decision, albeit somewhat belated, is already a feature of the events taking place. T. Apakidze deserves such a memory.

      Better late than never.
  6. Taoist
    Taoist 25 December 2018 14: 53
    +6
    My first regiment ... Eternal memory!
  7. Tamek
    Tamek 25 December 2018 15: 01
    +2
    Was he the first to sit on Kuznetsov? On the Mig like. Everlasting memory. He died of course unsuccessfully, who knows whose fault? Man or technique?
    1. Andrey Chistyakov
      Andrey Chistyakov 25 December 2018 15: 16
      +1
      Quote: Tamek
      Was he the first to sit on Kuznetsov? On the Mig like. Everlasting memory. He died of course unsuccessfully, who knows whose fault? Man or technique?

      Technics. A film about him was on the Zvezda TV channel.
      1. Tamek
        Tamek 25 December 2018 15: 20
        0
        what is called?
        1. Andrey Chistyakov
          Andrey Chistyakov 25 December 2018 15: 22
          +1
          I honestly don’t remember.
          1. Tamek
            Tamek 25 December 2018 15: 24
            0
            Thanks for the tip, Google helped, The Fast and the Furious is called.
        2. Andrey Chistyakov
          Andrey Chistyakov 25 December 2018 15: 24
          +1
          Quote: Tamek
          what is called?

          Found it on wikipedia. The film "Fast and the Furious".
          1. Tamek
            Tamek 25 December 2018 15: 26
            0
            Yeah, I'll take a look while it's quiet at work.
          2. Tamek
            Tamek 25 December 2018 16: 54
            0
            Cool filmets, and besides actual in our time, the scriptwriter knew something. "Will you drink Mykola for great Russia? And yak." There is not a word about the tragedy. Probably a pilot's mistake. He was already under fifty years old.
      2. ODERVIT
        ODERVIT 25 December 2018 15: 34
        +1
        No, not a technique, but a pilot’s mistake. Publicly available investigation materials. As for the perpetuation of memory without discussion, it is necessary and correct. This is history and memory. This year he visited the place of death and bowed his head.
  8. Ros 56
    Ros 56 25 December 2018 15: 19
    +2
    With both hands FOR !!! Such people for the country are like a banner.
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  11. Butchcassidy
    Butchcassidy 25 December 2018 15: 58
    +2
    Cool man. Respect to him and respect!
  12. Evil echo
    Evil echo 25 December 2018 23: 42
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    Quote: Conductor
    Exactly, Nicholas 2 is squeezed as brides of which sufferer anyway, and Apakidze, the builder of our shield, was only remembered.

    True, not honored. And the name of Apakidze can also be called a cruiser, an aircraft carrier.
  13. The point
    The point 26 December 2018 10: 22
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    And so we have immortalized the memory of Apakidze.