Russian Air Fleet Day

Russian Air Fleet Day is celebrated annually on the third Sunday of August at Based on the Resolution of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation ? 3564-1 from September 28 1992 "On establishing the celebration of the Day of Air Fleet of Russia." This day is traditionally held celebrations to mark the Day of the Russian Air Force.

In Russian Air Fleet Day two of the founding father: and . They are both at different times in August gave important instructions for the domestic aeronautics.

on August 12 in 1912 the last Russian tsar ordered form at the General Directorate of the General Staff in the first part of the country, as we would say now, the Air Force and to provide the her keeping all the development of a new type of troops.

But two decades, "the leader of all nations" in the Soviet Union established a tradition of celebrating the Day of the fleet of the USSR, from on August 18 in 1933.

Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the Russian Federation in 1992, supported the initiative of Stalin, decided to celebrate This professional day (but no longer the Soviet Union, and Russia) every year on the third Sunday of August.

Day Aeroflot, from 1979 to 1988, celebrated on the second Sunday of February, by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR November 1 1988 "On Amendments to the legislation of the USSR Holidays and Memorial Days "was merged with the Day of the fleet of the USSR.

The current fleet of aircraft Russia has more than 6,000 units: about 4 thousand aircraft and more than two thousand helicopters. The existing fleet of aircraft while satisfying the demand for transportation.