The air force day: Russia honors its heroes
Military-air forces of the Russian Federation was created to conduct reconnaissance of enemy forces, to ensure the conquest of the territory in the air, for protection from enemy attacks, for landing and for hazard warning. It is a powerful support of the country, reliable protection of civilians. The air force day Russia until recently was celebrated on 12 August. Consider some moments.
The air force day. Russia never forgets about the characters
August 12, 1912 an order was issued 397. According to him, the action was introduced State aeronautical part of the Main control Lensbaby. Day of the Russian air force had decided to celebrate on 12 August. About it and the decree of the President in 1997. In 2006, there have been some changes. The festival has been celebrated on the third Sunday of August.
Day of the Russian air force once again reminds people about how important Russian aircraft have repeatedly proved in battle their courage defending the Motherland from the enemy. This is a tribute to the exploits of military pilots who do their duty, forming the image of honorable military service to the civilian population.
What else is to say about this holiday? Day of the Russian air force symbolizes courage and heroism of these brave guys. Before them is a variety of complex tasks. It is not only intelligence, protection, attacks on enemy areas. It also support ground forces, and transportation of equipment and manpower, and landing. In short, the Day of the Russian air force aims to reiterate the fact that Russia is reliably protected from the invading enemy.
To date, the presence of a powerful air force, the country is a great deterrent in the eyes of the enemy. Each combat unit of the air force is able to suddenly cause a strong blow at the enemy, destroying all his plans about the attack at the very first stage. And this is of course very important for the country.
Appreciate the role of military aviation
So, the Day of the Russian air force. This date proves how highly the country valued the role of military aviation. This day will honor and remember the airmen who did not return from sorties, those whose names are immortalized in the history of the great victory, the Golden letters of courage and glory, of those who did their duty in the heavenly heights, participating in other armed conflicts. Congratulations also to all ever who served in the air force, and those who wear the insignia today.
A bit of history
In General it is necessary to pay some attention to as a beginning to form an air force. It is necessary to return to the distant 1910. It was then the Russian Empire bought the French aircraft. After that in Sevastopol and Gatchina was created by two flight schools. They were under the patronage of Prince Alexander Mikhailovich. He then put a lot of effort to create a school of officers.
Date of birth of military aviation in Russia, as already mentioned, on August 12, 1912. In 1918 the Bolsheviks had created the Red air fleet. August 18, 1933, was approved the date for the celebration of the all-Union aviation day. She was dedicated to the outstanding merits of the Soviet aviation industry. Thus, for the first time in the history of the country appeared the first Day of the Russian air force, the date of which was established at the state level. Moved the celebration to the third Sunday of August in 1980. And only in 1997 was established the present Day air force.
How to celebrate
And now more about the events. Celebrated as air force Day in Russia? When we celebrate this date for a whole day held a variety of exhibitions, screenings, performances. For example, many cities regularly organize the Grand air show with the participation of Soviet and foreign equipment. Take part in the festivities also and aerobatic teams from Italy, Finland, Latvia, Turkey, Britain, France and Poland. This day will organize a Grand salute.
By the way, all in Russian cities this festival is celebrated exactly where the most deployed units of the air force. On base open to all interested persons, they have the opportunity to look at military equipment. Some even manage to sit at the controls of a simulator or combat aircraft. In large cities, held an air show where participating groups present the Russian aces. On television in the broadcast films about military pilots. The graves of the heroes assigned wreaths and flowers. In cities that have sports aviation clubs, performances glider pilots and parachutists.
Would be grateful
Needless to say, this day to thank all employees in the air force, because they make an invaluable contribution to the security of our country. They provide the possibility of solving combat tasks in various physico-geographical and climatic conditions, day and night.
Control of the airspace of the Russian Federation are provided today by different divisions and air force units of the regular load bearing combat duty. Involved military aircraft also in various emergency situations. In short, the role of force in the peaceful existence of the citizens is great. Don't forget to say "thank you" to our heroes this holiday!