Today is Air Force Day

Today is Air Force Day



The Day of the Air Force is celebrated in Russia on August 12 in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 549 of 31 of May 2006 of the Year “On the establishment of professional holidays and commemorative days in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation”. This holiday received the status of a memorable day.

It should be noted that paragraph 1 of the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 949 of August 29 of August 1997 of the Year “On the Establishment of the Air Force Day” was declared invalid by the aforementioned Decree.

On August 12, 1912, an order was issued by the Russian Ministry of War, according to which the State of the aeronautical unit of the General Directorate of the General Staff was put into operation. In commemoration of this event, August 12th is considered to be the beginning of the creation of a military aviation Russia.

At dawn stories Air force fleet The main function of aviation was intelligence. After the appearance of the famous "Ilya Muromets" I. I. Sikorsky began to develop long-range aviation.

The air forces of the USSR were unparalleled in the number of combat aircraft, because the "air shield" had to reliably cover "tank sword ”and“ big fleet ”of the Country of Soviets. For 65 post-war years, Soviet aviation has gone from plywood piston war-time aircraft to fourth-generation supersonic vehicles, fighting in the skies of Korea, Vietnam, Egypt and Afghanistan.


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  1. Smirnov Vadim 12 August 2011 08: 08 New
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    Congratulations on the holiday of all the flyers!
  2. figwam 12 August 2011 10: 35 New
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    And before celebrated the 3rd Sunday of August.
  3. merkawa
    merkawa 12 August 2011 11: 30 New
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    With the holiday of all flyers and those providing them, well, my dear wink
  4. fantast 12 August 2011 11: 39 New
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    All pilots with a holiday and I wish the number of takeoffs to be equal to the number of landings!
  5. viktor_ui 12 August 2011 11: 40 New
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    To all flyers, on a holiday, with a new bird! (MO, don’t be a miser, forked out for gifts)
  6. bandabas 12 August 2011 17: 51 New
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    It doesn’t matter when to celebrate, but because Air defense is attached to the air force. CONGRATULATIONS!
    1. PSih2097 12 August 2011 18: 02 New
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      Air defense is attached to the airborne forces. If there used to be an air defense academy, then now there will be a branch of mozhaika (from the new 2012).
  7. 916-th
    916-th 13 August 2011 06: 37 New
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    August 18 is somehow more familiar, but this is not the main thing, they did not forget the main thing, they remember the main thing and continue the traditions. With the holiday of all those who had and are related to AVIATION in the USSR, modern Russia and sister countries.

    For the powerful and modern air force, air force, air defense, missile defense and everything else that flies in the updated UNION! We will drink for this ...
  8. mitrich
    mitrich 14 August 2011 00: 19 New
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    Dear VADIMIS and FANTAST,
    Thank you for the songs. The song "I am a pilot" was especially shocked because I had never heard it ...
    I have to ask you. Could you post on this article the song "Because you and I are pilots", if there is, in a modern presentation ...
    I would be very grateful to YOU!
  9. Svyatoslav
    Svyatoslav 16 August 2011 01: 46 New
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    I apologize to everyone who linked their lives to heaven for not being able to congratulate them before. Thank you for protecting the air borders of our country. I join in all the congratulations.