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Russian military pilots celebrate their professional holiday

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The Air Forces of Russia celebrate the 101st year from the date of formation. Military aviation established in Russia on August 12, 1912. On that day, by order of the military department, the staff of the aeronautical part of the General Directorate of the General Staff was put into operation. And the holiday itself has been celebrated since 1997.


Domestic Air Force was involved in all the wars and conflicts in which our country participated. Possessing great shock power, aviation is able to influence the course of large operations. History military aviation is full of valiant and heroic pages. This is evidenced by the fact that it was the military pilots who were the first to be awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union.

During the Great Patriotic War, Soviet pilots showed courage in the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, in air battles in the Kuban, in operations in Right-Bank Ukraine, in Belarus, in the Iasi-Kishinev, Vistula-Oder and Berlin operations. The names of aces Ivan Kozhedub (64 shot down aircraft) and Alexander Pokryshkin (59 shot down aircraft) are known throughout the country. They have been awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union three times.

In the postwar years, Soviet aircraft began to move to jet aircraft. And in 1950's, the era of supersonic aviation began. After the collapse of the Soviet Union followed a difficult period. But since 2008, when the process of reforming the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation was launched, the Air Force underwent deep and large-scale transformations. A new organizational structure has been defined. Frontline and army aviation were transferred to the subordination of the commanders of the Western, Southern, Central and Eastern military districts. Long-range aviation and military transport aviation remained under the direct command of the Air Force commander. This system is built to optimize the control and concentration of the main forces in the troops, ITAR-TASS said.

Now there is an active development and capacity building of military aviation. As commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force, Lieutenant-General Viktor Bondarev, told journalists, over the past three years, military pilots have received 400 new aircraft, and by 2020 there will be twice as many: before 800 aircraft and more 1000 helicopters.

Samples of the new domestic aircraft will be demonstrated at the MAKS-2013 aerospace show, which will be held in late August in Zhukovsky near Moscow. Bondarev also noted that in the fourth decade of the 2013, military pilots would lift fifth-generation fighters into the air.
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  1. 46bob46
    46bob46 12 August 2013 08: 25 New
    18
    With a feast of all pilots and techies! Get plenty of new, different cars!
    1. tronin.maxim
      tronin.maxim 12 August 2013 08: 32 New
      17
      Congratulations!
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 12 August 2013 09: 27 New
        16
        All flyers with a holiday! Sergey VAF separately drinks
        1. Apollo
          Apollo 12 August 2013 09: 46 New
          +8
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          All flyers with a holiday! Sergey VAF separately


          I sincerely congratulate all veterans, including Sergey (Waf) and all military personnel of the Air Force of the Russian Federation, on their professional holiday, Air Force Day. I wish you all good health, success in service and all the best. drinks


          Hello Alexander hi
        2. Wedmak
          Wedmak 12 August 2013 10: 29 New
          +4
          Alexander, well, if only our pilots and our planes would have posted ... the Americans then what?
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 12 August 2013 11: 44 New
            +2
            Quote: Wedmak
            Well, if only our pilots and our planes would be posted ... the Americans then what?

            Well, the patch came out, with whom it does not happen winked In general, the enemy of our Air Force must be known in person! repeat
            1. Papakiko
              Papakiko 12 August 2013 17: 29 New
              +5
              Quote: Alexander Romanov
              type moved out

              More please, this is not the case, and there will be flowers and champagne.

              Letunov of the successors and money-grubbers of the business of Pokryshkin, Kozhedub, Nesterov and all all-all with a holiday !!!



        3. VAF
          VAF 12 August 2013 11: 12 New
          15
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          All flyers with a holiday! Sergey VAF separately


          Guys, everyone huge, all over the sky fellow THANK YOU drinks !!!

          All involved and not involved from the heart Congratulations on the Holiday !!!!

          Although Air Force Day we will celebrate "in an adult way" on August 18 !!! drinks drinks drinks .

          Personally, Aviamed, Stormtrooper, Sanka 241, Tambovsky, Needle, Board of the Radio Operator, Ustin, Davos, Sashka, Igor67 and all ... whom I did not call from the aviation brother !!!! drinks

          Health, happiness, success in work, and for flying Sturmoviks and operating Igloos .... the number of take-offs should always coincide with the number of landings and the number of guidance should only be ... ya !!!! fellow drinks

          1. Apollo
            Apollo 12 August 2013 11: 31 New
            +2
            Quote: vaf
            Guys, everybody huge, all over the sky THANKS


            Sergei hi in the photo, not you by chance ?!
            1. VAF
              VAF 12 August 2013 11: 37 New
              +4
              Quote: Apollon
              in the photo, not you by chance ?!


              Thank you, dear Apollo, but ... unfortunately not ... a hundred I already have for such a technique! Only if ... stand nearby recourse

              In the cockpit 052 ..... Sergey Bogdan! soldier

              1. Alexander Romanov
                Alexander Romanov 12 August 2013 11: 46 New
                +3
                Quote: vaf

                Guys, everyone is huge,

                Sergey, we don’t give up and do not forget drinks
              2. 755962
                755962 12 August 2013 12: 00 New
                +3
                Hello Sergey, congratulations!
                I wish you health, happiness, love and a clear sky above your head!
          2. Ross
            Ross 12 August 2013 13: 05 New
            +3
            Happy holiday to all aviators !!! May there be a clear sky! We are all proud of you drinks soldier
          3. Bort radist
            Bort radist 12 August 2013 14: 05 New
            +4
            Thank you, Seryoga! Health to you! Today is the pre-flight, and the 18th from the propeller! laughing drinks
          4. Far East
            Far East 12 August 2013 14: 38 New
            +6
            Quote: vaf
            Although Air Force Day we will celebrate "in an adult way" on August 18 !!! drinks

            I join in the congratulations! I, too, once served in the POWERFUL long-range air force. Happy holiday!
          5. Ustin
            Ustin 12 August 2013 17: 15 New
            +3
            Veteran and you happy holiday! I hope that we will meet at MAX!
          6. TSOOBER
            TSOOBER 12 August 2013 21: 45 New
            +1
            Sergey I congratulate you on the holiday! All the best!
      2. sashka
        sashka 12 August 2013 10: 15 New
        +5
        Take your time .. Another week ahead ...
      3. Andrey Yuryevich
        Andrey Yuryevich 12 August 2013 16: 00 New
        +6
        support !!! (air force-GSVG 1981-1983gg.)))))))))))))
    2. Corsair
      Corsair 12 August 2013 08: 35 New
      +8
      Quote: 46bob46
      With a feast of all pilots and techies! Get plenty of new, different cars!

      And more time in the sky!
      Clickable Image:
      1. domokl
        domokl 12 August 2013 09: 53 New
        +4
        Clear skies and beautiful new cars. Fly and don't let others fly with us. drinks
      2. theadenter
        theadenter 12 August 2013 10: 39 New
        +3
        Su-35S is a miracle airplane, it’s impossible not to fall in love. I bought my nephews his plastic model for assembly, they put it together, then we hang it with a thin fishing line from the ceiling - let it show off. :)
    3. kris
      kris 12 August 2013 08: 39 New
      13
      ALL LETONS WITH HOLIDAY !!!!
    4. Genady1976
      Genady1976 12 August 2013 10: 47 New
      +5
      Thanks for the sky is clear
      Thank you for the radiant sun.
      Thanks for the calm life.
      For your worthy service.
    5. nycsson
      nycsson 12 August 2013 12: 03 New
      +4
      Russian military pilots celebrate their professional holiday
      The air force is not only made up of military pilots. There are not many of them! Congratulations to everyone related to the Air Force on their professional holiday! drinks All the best! hi
  2. experienced
    experienced 12 August 2013 08: 25 New
    12
    Happy Holiday !!! VAF separate respect and respect drinks
    1. Vadivak
      Vadivak 12 August 2013 08: 32 New
      12
      Quote: seasoned
      Happy Holiday. VAF separate


      Everyone who flies and provides with a holiday. And Sergei a separate bow for the service

    2. Tersky
      Tersky 12 August 2013 08: 35 New
      14
      Happy birthday, flyers! Sergey (VAF), instead of three cheers, drinks drinks drinks
    3. sashka
      sashka 12 August 2013 17: 44 New
      +1
      Where did you get it and thought. Today is not that holiday .. Air Fleet Day but not the Air Force .. The third Sunday of August ..
  3. NOMADE
    NOMADE 12 August 2013 08: 27 New
    10
    All pilots on a holiday! More kerasin and clear sky drinks !
  4. Aleks tv
    Aleks tv 12 August 2013 08: 27 New
    13
    Happy holiday, AVIATION!

    Without your support, we, the land investigators, will suck us.
    For you !
    drinks

  5. MIKHAN
    MIKHAN 12 August 2013 08: 32 New
    +7
    Happy Air Force holiday! Peace to you over Russia and more modern aircraft! So that not one evil spirits, even in thoughts, would be afraid to invade the airspace of our Motherland! Peace and prosperity to you and your loved ones !!!
  6. Corsair
    Corsair 12 August 2013 08: 32 New
    +9
    Happy Holidays!
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 12 August 2013 08: 55 New
      +5
      Quote: Corsair
      Happy Holidays!

      Today we praise the Air Force,
      Conquerors of heaven!
      Heaven is your subject
      And that is wonderful!

      From the ground we wave to you -
      Thank you for our peace
      Beyond heaven clear above us
      For your service days and nights!
    2. sashka
      sashka 12 August 2013 10: 11 New
      +3
      Third Sunday of August .. Air Force Day. And the 12th Day of the Air Fleet. Two big differences ..
  7. Lech from ZATULINKI
    Lech from ZATULINKI 12 August 2013 08: 32 New
    10
    Congratulations to the flyers on the day of aviation!
    When he himself dreamed of aviation, now over the NOVOSIBIRSK fighter circles heaping a holiday began. (The weather is really rainy, you can’t see a damn thing)
    1. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 12 August 2013 11: 04 New
      +5
      "Once he dreamed of aviation"
      Himself so. I went to the model airplane club, read books hard. I didn’t go - I stuttered very much. Now classmates who did not communicate with me do not believe that they have spoken out. Ehhhhhh, earlier would ...
      Happy Holidays, pilots and everyone involved in their military service! drinks drinks drinks
    2. sashka
      sashka 12 August 2013 11: 05 New
      +1
      I personally was and THIS "holiday" is not .. The third Sunday of August .. We are not turning over the airborne forces
  8. Forget
    Forget 12 August 2013 08: 39 New
    +7
    Happy Air Force holiday!
    our mind gave wings to steel hands ...
  9. alex67
    alex67 12 August 2013 08: 41 New
    14
    You don’t need another profession,
    You’re not looking for a different meaning in life,
    And, protecting the homeland,
    You protect the sky over the country!
    Again our combat aircraft
    Soaring up to heaven
    You - navigators, mechanics, pilots,
    Thank you on this day, we want to say
    Without sky, my life is not imagining
    You are faithful to your duty and traditions,
    Happy Air Force today congratulates
    You from the heart of the people of a big country!
    © http://pozdravlandia.ru/professional/air_force_day.html
  10. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 12 August 2013 08: 42 New
    +9
    soldier drinks Happy holiday brothers! Let the number of take-offs equal the number of landings, and let keros suffice enough on flights, and let the doctors not write off ahead of time, and let the latest cars get into the troops! HOLIDAY !!!
  11. Basileus
    Basileus 12 August 2013 08: 53 New
    +6
    Happy holiday! True, many will habitually mark the 18th)
  12. yan
    yan 12 August 2013 08: 57 New
    +6
    Happy holiday! Clear skies and bright hopes!
  13. DAGESTAN333
    DAGESTAN333 12 August 2013 09: 10 New
    +9
    Happy Holidays!
  14. strange and pretty meaningless
    strange and pretty meaningless 12 August 2013 09: 12 New
    +7
    Where the infantry will not pass
    And the armored train will not rush
    A heavy tank won't creep
    THERE WILL FLY THE STEEL BIRD!

    All flyers with Air Force Day!
  15. AK-47
    AK-47 12 August 2013 09: 14 New
    +5
    Happy holiday Russian flyers!
    12 August 1912 of the year, the Military Department of Russia issued an order, according to which the State of the aeronautic unit of the General Directorate of the General Staff was put into effect. In commemoration of this event, 12 of August is considered to be the beginning of the creation of Russian military aviation.
  16. archi.sailor
    archi.sailor 12 August 2013 09: 19 New
    +7
    All aviators with a professional holiday, so that the number of take-offs is equal to the number of landings! Happy men!
  17. LaGlobal
    LaGlobal 12 August 2013 09: 27 New
    +5
    WITH A HOLIDAY, YOUR FRIENDS ARE PILOTS !!! I WISH YOU BIG VICTORIES AND NEW AIRPLANES WITH AIRDOMS !!!
    BE HEALTH!
  18. alone
    alone 12 August 2013 09: 30 New
    +6
    I CONGRATULATE ALL AIRCRAFT PILOTS
  19. Prapor Afonya
    Prapor Afonya 12 August 2013 09: 33 New
    +5
    Quote: Basileus
    Happy holiday! True, many will habitually mark the 18th)

    18 is the day of the part of the Air Force that goes up in the air, directly to the pilots, and 12 is the day of all the Air Force services!
    1. Basileus
      Basileus 12 August 2013 09: 59 New
      +4
      Well, when I was an officer son, we all went to the air show on the third Sunday of August with the whole town. And everyone celebrated - both those on earth and those in the air) In any case, it’s even good - two holidays instead of one)
  20. leon-iv
    leon-iv 12 August 2013 09: 39 New
    +5
    Congratulations to the winged brothers. drinks
  21. sashka
    sashka 12 August 2013 09: 39 New
    +4
    I don’t understand .. It was always the third Sunday of August .. Air Fleet Day This is one thing. And the day of the Air Force may not be completely different but OTHER .. It’s just not necessary to substitute .. Turning over dates and events has never ended with anything good .. From this mess in minds and in life .. It is unclear WHY?
  22. Shkodnik65
    Shkodnik65 12 August 2013 09: 43 New
    +5
    To all of us who once connected our lives with military aviation, pilots, engineers and technical personnel, and specialists in support and communications units - HOLIDAY! For the day of the Air Force - two short, one lingering: cheers! Hooray! Hooray !!!
  23. Bort radist
    Bort radist 12 August 2013 09: 44 New
    +5
    All the military associated with the fifth ocean, with a holiday! To look ahead for another 100 years, what silhouettes will be, what speeds.
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  25. Just Vasilich
    Just Vasilich 12 August 2013 09: 47 New
    +4
    Although I’m used to singing “We were born to make a fairy tale come true ...” 18 of August, as in the USSR, but all the same, all with a holiday! Now I’ll sing twice, like Old-New Year fellow
  26. pensioner
    pensioner 12 August 2013 09: 51 New
    +4
    Happy holiday to all involved! Special congratulations to our esteemed VAF !.
    Since childhood, he was fond of aviation: books, magazines, an aircraft modeling circle ... He dreamed of somehow connecting his life with it. But it did not work out ...
    1. sashka
      sashka 12 August 2013 10: 08 New
      +1
      It's too early ..
  27. sashka
    sashka 12 August 2013 10: 01 New
    +2
    Fingers broken into the blood because otherwise it would not creep in and support could not be adjusted .. I did it .. Where are we now, not the managers, but the specialists .. Glory to the medical deputies !! ?? .13 rooms and a cottage on the coast .. That's the whole difference .. Glory !! ?? Only to whom .. Fingers do not mind .. Now just find such a "fool" who will do it voluntarily. The question is of course interesting ..
  28. Normal
    Normal 12 August 2013 10: 11 New
    +5
    Happy holiday, winged! You were born to make a fairy tale come true ....
    Clear skies, new techniques for well-being and good mood!
    Congratulations to all who live and work with the sky in the soul and the dream of height!
    Sergey VAF, SSI and Alexander Alex 241 my respect. Health to you, and good luck. Happy holiday!
    1. sashka
      sashka 12 August 2013 10: 21 New
      +1
      VAF knows)))) Just keep quiet .. With such a team .. Certainly you can’t do any tricks ..
    2. sashka
      sashka 12 August 2013 10: 34 New
      +2
      I Created it .. Now it's just sad. Everything else is meaningless.
  29. Terrible ensign
    Terrible ensign 12 August 2013 10: 32 New
    +5
    All childhood, almost from the moment of birth to the draft in the Armed Forces, passed near the airfield.
    Father gave the Air Force 31 years of life. All involved: on the 101st anniversary of the Air Force !!!
    Special greetings and congratulations to veterans of the 63rd Kerch Red Banner Aviation Bomber Regiment, the 4th Guards Novgorod Aviation Bomber Regiment, the 62nd Guards Red Banner Regiment, orders of Kutuzov, Bogdan Khmelnitsky and Alexander Nevsky Fighter Aviation Regiment!
    And on the third Sunday of August, according to the tradition established in Soviet times, pilots, engineers and technicians of flying combat vehicles will definitely remember their comrades and raise their glasses.
    Glory to the Soviet Air Force! Russian military aviation URA! (3 times)...
    The rest is "from the crafty ..."
    1. sashka
      sashka 12 August 2013 13: 24 New
      +3
      It ended all wrong and wrong .. I'm sorry ..
  30. Genady1976
    Genady1976 12 August 2013 10: 33 New
    +5
    Filming took place on the basis of the Lipetsk Aviation Center.
    The 4th Center for combat use and retraining of flight personnel is a structural unit of the Russian Air Force that carries out retraining of flight and engineering personnel of combat units, as well as the development and implementation of methods for the combat use of aircraft systems. In the center, MiG-29, Su-24, Su-25, Su-27, Su-30 and Su-34 planes are based. good
  31. vania
    vania 12 August 2013 10: 37 New
    +5
    happy holiday our dear pilots !!!
  32. cherkas.oe
    cherkas.oe 12 August 2013 10: 47 New
    +3
    Happy holidays, my dears, health, good luck, faithful wives and obedient children, wise commanders, and plenty of clean and peaceful sky! fellow love drinks good soldier
  33. sashka
    sashka 12 August 2013 10: 49 New
    +2
    On the. And a three-volt with a Yesaul. Good troubles. You don’t see. And they don’t see you. Democracy is odd. But I didn’t try to "get in touch" and there is no desire.
  34. DAEDALUS
    DAEDALUS 12 August 2013 10: 51 New
    +5
    For the Air Force! Hooray! drinks
  35. anfreezer
    anfreezer 12 August 2013 10: 52 New
    +6
    We were born to make a fairy tale come true
    To overcome space and space,
    Our mind gave us steel arms, wings,
    And instead of the heart - a fiery motor.

    Higher, higher, and higher
    We fly our birds
    And in every propeller breathes
    Tranquility of our borders

    Our sharp look pierces every atom,
    Our every nerve of determination is dressed;
    And believe us, for every ultimatum
    The air fleet will be able to give an answer. Happy Holiday, flyers !!! VAF and everyone else involvedе to the sky drinks
  36. sashka
    sashka 12 August 2013 10: 52 New
    +3
    The process is not important .. The result is important .. The rest does not make sense ..
  37. avt
    avt 12 August 2013 10: 58 New
    +5
    Clear skies and reliable wings !!!
  38. Trevis
    Trevis 12 August 2013 11: 10 New
    +6
    Happy holiday, cheers!
  39. Garrin
    Garrin 12 August 2013 11: 15 New
    +6
    HOLIDAY FRIENDS !!!

    Although not a pilot, he paid his debt to the Motherland in the Air Force. 1982-1984 Air Force Headquarters drinks drinks drinks
  40. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 12 August 2013 11: 20 New
    +7
    From the Don.
    He served in the Air Force urgent 76-78ggv at the Research Institute named after Chkalov! All pilots and maintenance staff on a holiday! Clear skies, soft landing, less damage !!!
  41. vitek1233
    vitek1233 12 August 2013 11: 28 New
    +5
    Happy pilots !!! I wish you to ascend to the sky as often as possible !!!
  42. Manager
    Manager 12 August 2013 11: 29 New
    +6
    Happy holiday to you gentlemen! Clear sky to you! More flight hours!
  43. maksim
    maksim 12 August 2013 11: 33 New
    +6
    Happy holiday men on the holiday of all who are connected with the sky!
  44. Black Colonel
    Black Colonel 12 August 2013 11: 48 New
    +3
    Quote: Sasha
    Do not understand.

    What's the difference. More holidays - more confident life!
  45. Fastblast
    Fastblast 12 August 2013 11: 55 New
    +4
    Happy holiday to you, military riders and not only birds!
    Clear skies and good mechanics!
  46. olegff68
    olegff68 12 August 2013 11: 59 New
    +4
    Happy Flyers !!!
    Clear Skies !!!
    A bottomless barrel of kerosene !!!
    Well, more new planes !!!
    Thank you for our good sleep !!!
  47. Armata
    Armata 12 August 2013 12: 03 New
    +6
    Happy holiday flyers. Special congratulations to you Seryoga. The health of happiness is personal, and let the government take care of the battle, but you need to appreciate these. You are the units of the most valuable military.
  48. ivshubarin
    ivshubarin 12 August 2013 12: 08 New
    +4
    And I think why they don’t fly today. Happy Air Force holiday!
  49. PValery53
    PValery53 12 August 2013 12: 23 New
    +3
    To combat pilots - honor and clear sky! Get Happiness in Flight! To each pilot - according to a (beautiful woman) a serviceable modern car (plane) !! ..
  50. Zubr
    Zubr 12 August 2013 12: 29 New
    +4
    wink drinks Happy holiday !!! Soul with you and heart ... clear sky, more new technology and a higher salary! drinks hi