What a feast — Day, long-range aircraft
In Russia, historically a part of the air force (air force), namely, the 37th air army, called long-range aviation. One of its main tasks today is strategic deterrence of potential adversaries from the air. If necessary, long-range aviation will inflict strikes on military-technical bases of the enemy at far distances.
A bit of history
More than a hundred years ago, when no one celebrated the day of the long-range aircraft (because of the concept of long-range aviation did not exist), aircraft engineer Igor Sikorsky developed a new bomber. He was four-and the largest in the world. His trial took place in late 1913.
"Ilya Muromets" — so began to call him and some more similar series aircraft when in a year, 23.12.1914 G. Nicholas II signed a decree on the establishment of a squadron (first) bombers. From that day we count down the world's heavy bomber and long-range aviation of Russia.
So when in modern times the question arose, what number Day of long-range aviation to celebrate, the answer was not long in coming. And in 1999 he published the order of the Supreme commander on declaring 23 December the professional holiday of pilots of distant aircraft. Since then, all military of the 37th air army of the Russian air force celebrated on this day their professional holiday.
Congratulations, long-range aircraft
Of course, in the occasion you cannot do without congratulations. They sound in verse and in prose, heard the song and seen the dance performances. Greetings are heard from loved ones and from all strangers, from all who are not indifferent to this holiday.
1st congratulation. The sky is not just a space of blue colour, but also the house. But a real home, of course, is on the ground. Know that it is always waiting for the family: wives and mothers, fathers and children. Take care of yourself for them, always feel their support. Let stand before you is not an impossible task, luck always accompanies you on your life path, and dreams may come true more often.
2-e greetings. Day long range aviation is not just a professional holiday. This is an important date, when you hear a lot of congratulations, wishes and thanks. Once you have chosen this difficult path. So let it always be successful! May health and iron bird will not fail you at the crucial moment. May there always be happy your family and friends!
3rd greetings. You guard the skies over the country day and night, you sometimes don't know the rest for you, order on the protection of the Motherland is always implicit to the execution. You are the elite air force of the country! So today, thank all the pilots of distant aircraft! Let your difficult service brings you pleasure, let the flight be peaceful, and the skill each time only getting better. And even if I have to permanently leave your home, always return to their wives and children, parents and friends! Good luck to you!
A century of long-range aviation of Russia
In 2014, the whole country celebrated the centenary of aviation. On this day remember the history of the Foundation, part of the bombers during the First and Second world wars. Many pilots with television screens and newspaper pages themselves told the people about his profession.
A Day of distant aircraft showed a documentary created for the anniversary. He traces all the way from the first "Ilya Muromets" to the modern Tu-160.
The festive day was issued the medal "100 years of long-range aviation of Russia".
Long-range aviation today
Today's long-range aviation fulfils an important task in the fight against terrorism in Syria and Iran. In its Arsenal there are different types of aircraft. Among them submarines of strategic purpose (supersonic Tu-160, which is the world's largest, and Tu-95 MS), bombers on long-haul (Tu-22M3) and fuel (IL-78M).
Of course, not all countries are like the power of long-range aviation of Russia, which every year is growing. But they can only accept the situation for what it is. And certainly no one can zapretit Russian citizens to celebrate their day of long-range aviation.
December 23 – day long-range aviation of the Russian air force, and this should be remembered by every citizen. And although this is a work, but that does not lose its significance. After all, military people do not know the rest, especially if at stake is the security of the country.