What a holiday - Day of long-range aviation
In Russia, historically part of the Air Force (Air Force), namely the 37th Air Army, is commonly called long-range aviation. One of its main tasks today is the strategic deterrence of a possible enemy from the air. If there is a need, long-range aviation will strike at enemy military and technical bases at long distances.
A bit of history
More than a hundred years ago, when no one was celebrating the Day of Long-Range Aviation (because the concept of long-range aviation did not yet exist), the air engineer II Sikorsky developed a new bomber. He was the four-engine and the biggest in the whole world. His test was held at the end of 1913.
"Ilya Muromets" - that's how they began to call him and some other similar series of flying machines, when a year later, on 23.12.1914, Nikolay II signed an order to create a squadron of (first) bombers. Since that day, the world's heavy bomber and long-range aviation of Russia has started counting.
Therefore, when in modern times the question arose as to which day the Day of Long-Range Aviation should be celebrated, the answer did not take long to wait. And in 1999, the Supreme Commander-in-Chief issued an order to declare December 23 the professional holiday of long-range aviation pilots. Since then, all the military of the 37th Air Army of the Air Force of Russia celebrate this day their professional holiday.
Congratulations on the Day of Long-Range Aviation
Of course, on a holiday you can not do without congratulations. They sound in verse form and in prose, they are audible in the song and can be seen in dance performances. Greetings sound from close people and from all strangers, from all who are not indifferent to this holiday.
1st congratulation. The sky for you is not just a space of blue, but also a home. But the real house, of course, is on the ground. Know that in it you are always waiting for a family: wives and mothers, fathers and children. Take care of yourself for them, feel always their support. Let the impossible tasks do not arise before you, luck always accompanies you on the life path, and let dreams come true more often.
2nd congratulation. Day of long-range aviation is not just a professional holiday for you. This is an important date when you hear many congratulations, wishes and thanks. Once you chose this hard way for yourself. So let him always be successful! Let the health and the iron bird not let you down at a crucial moment. Let your relatives always be happy!
3rd congratulation. You guard the sky above the country day and night, you sometimes do not know the rest, for you the order to protect the Motherland is always incontrovertible to execution. You are the elite of the country's air force! Therefore, today the glory of all long-range aviation pilots! Let your uneasy service bring you pleasure, let the flights be peaceful, and the skill each time only improves. And even if you have to leave your home for a long time, always return to your wives and children, parents and friends! Good luck to you!
Century of long-range aviation of Russia
In 2014, the whole country celebrated the centennial of long-range aviation. On this day, remembered the history of the foundation, the participation of bombers during the First and Second World Wars. Many pilots from TV screens and pages of the newspapers themselves told people about their profession.
The Day of Long-Range Aviation showed a documentary film created for the anniversary. He traces the entire path from the first "Ilya of Murom" to the modern Tu-160.
By the holiday, the medal "100 Years of Long-Range Aviation of Russia" was issued.
Long-Range Aviation Today
Today, long-range aviation carries out important tasks to combat terrorism in Syria and Iran. On its armament there are different types of aircraft. Among them are the strategic missile carriers (supersonic Tu-160, which in the world is the largest, and Tu-95 MS), long-range bombers (Tu-22M3) and fuel refuelers (IL-78M).
Of course, not all countries like the power of Russia's long-range aviation, which is growing every year. But they can only accept the situation as it is. And even more so no one will be able to prevent Russian citizens from celebrating their day of long-range aviation.
December 23 is the day of long-range aviation of the Russian Air Force, and every citizen must remember this. And although this day is a worker, but this does not lose its significance. After all, military people do not know rest, especially if the country's security is under threat.