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March 24 - Russian Air Force Navigation Service Day


The professional holiday of servicemen of the navigational service was established according to the order of the Commander-in-Chief of the RF Air Force in 2000. Previously, representatives of this structure in the military aviation repeatedly appealed to the command with a request to establish a special day for the navigators of the Air Force in the calendar of memorable dates, thus noting their contribution to strengthening the country's defense.

For the holiday, the date was chosen on March 24, because on this day in 1916, the Central Air Navigation Station was created in the Russian Empire. By this time, World War I, which lasted for the second year, showed that military aviation allows the armed forces to gain a significant advantage over the enemy. And the effectiveness of the Air Force largely depends on information and data obtained through aeronautical observations.

But until the end of this war, air navigation had not yet reached the proper level, this happened only later, under Soviet rule. Its full-fledged development began in 1923, when flight schools began to open, and in each squadron of the Air Force fleet RKKA began to appear regular aeronautical navigators.

By the beginning of the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet Union already had a professional navigational service in military aviation, which made a significant contribution to the victory over fascism.

Today the navigational service, equipped with the most modern equipment and consisting of highly qualified specialists, is an important component of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation.

The editorial board of Voenniy Obozreniye sincerely congratulates the navigators of the RF Air Force and veterans of the navigational service on their professional holiday! We wish you success in your service, prosperity and a peaceful sky.
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Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. xorek
    xorek 24 March 2021 08: 09
    Happy holiday muzhiks of all involved .. The caravan is coming thanks to you !!!
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 24 March 2021 08: 47
      Happy Holidays! Valentin Akkuratov, the founder of the Air Force navigational service! drinks
      1. Tatyana
        Tatyana 24 March 2021 09: 31
        With all my heart I join in general kind congratulations to all those involved in the navigational service of the Russian Air Force! love

        1. Vladimir Mashkov
          Vladimir Mashkov 24 March 2021 12: 52
          For some reason, comments are not entered ...
          I join in congratulating the navigators of the Air Force! Best wishes to you!
          I had a friend-navigator Vasya after LVVAUSH, but he died. We fly away on the sly ...
  2. novel66
    novel66 24 March 2021 08: 18
    remember the first navigator of the Soviet Union
    Partisan sailor Zheleznyak.

    He went to Odessa, he went to Kherson,
    1. Serg65
      Serg65 24 March 2021 09: 05
      Quote: novel xnumx
      remember the first navigator of the Soviet Union

      Wait a minute .... not the Soviet Union, but the Soviet Union's Navy !!!!!
      And the navigators of the Air Force with a feast day drinks
  3. Alexander 3
    Alexander 3 24 March 2021 08: 56
    We flew without any zhps, did not fornicate and achieved our goal. I think, without modern means of navigation, military navigators will lead the crew to the intended goal. Happy holiday to all those involved !!!
  4. WHAT IS
    WHAT IS 24 March 2021 09: 48
    Congratulations to those involved!
    1. WHAT IS
      WHAT IS 24 March 2021 09: 49

      Air Force Navigation Service
      It is of general interest
      It causes a lot of respect,
      Navigators, congratulations!

      We wish you to always live with a dream,
      So that she calls you with her
      It was strong so that always health
      And the family greeted you with love!
  5. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 24 March 2021 14: 12
    Sincere and "personally selfish" congratulations on the "birthday" navigator service! fellow After all, it depends on them where the air rally will fall during the next "maneuvers"! (No "maneuvers" today!) stop