In Nikolaev celebrations on the occasion of 50 - the anniversaries of day of creation of the Specialized center of combat training of aviation experts of Air Forces of VS of Ukraine took place, reports the Ministry of Defence.
To celebrate this solemn event in Nikolaev русдрамтеатр there arrived veterans of sea aircraft not only from Nikolaev, but also from other corners of the former Soviet Union.
Among guests of honor of a holiday the honored military pilot, professor, the general took part in celebrations - the colonel Vladimir Deyneko, the former chiefs of the center the general - the major in resignation Ravil Amirov and the general - the major Sergey Skornyak, the veteran of the Great Patriotic War the Hero of the Soviet Union the general - the major in resignation Mikhail Shishkov and others the Navy of the Russian Federation ordering to aircraft.
From command of Air Forces of Armed forces of Ukraine specialists of the Center were congratulated by the deputy commander - the head of department of combat training of Command of Air Forces of VS of Ukraine the general - the lieutenant Victor Sidash. Also military pilots were congratulated by the mayor of Nikolaev Vladimir Chaika and the secretary of city council Vladimir Korenyugin.
During solemn meeting all acting repeatedly emphasized a significant role which was played by the Center in development of sea aircraft of Voyenno - navy of the former Soviet Union.
As the general - the colonel Vladimir Deyneko noted, exactly thanks to the Center was created sea missile-carrying aircraft of the USSR, sea aviation investigation.
Scientific development of specialists of the Center was realized aircraft of all fleet of the former Soviet Union. Therefore, the Center contribution in support of defense capability of the country was invaluable.
- All commanders of aircraft of fleet of the USSR had in due time training in this Center. Personally I gave 13 years of the military service to the Center therefore all of us forever preserved love and respect for this institution in heart, - the general - the colonel Vladimir Deyneko emphasized.
And the mayor of Nikolaev Vladimir Chaika in the performance noted that to have similar establishment a great honor to any city.
- We are proud of that the Center is only in Nikolaev. And our city - not only the city of shipbuilders, seamen and dockers, but also the city of military pilots, - was noted by Vladimir Chaika.
In confirmation of the words the mayor of Nikolaev Vladimir Chaika on behalf of all residents declared assignment to the Specialized center of combat training of aviation experts of Air Forces of VS of Ukraine of the name "Nikolaev" and solemnly handed over to his chief colonel Sergey Botsiyan a standard.
On the occasion of anniversary big group of experts and military pilots of the Specialized center of combat training of aviation experts of Air Forces of VS of Ukraine it was awarded by medals, honourable differences and diplomas.
Solemn meeting by a concert of art collectives of the city of Nikolaev came to the end.
Reference. The specialized center of combat training of aviation experts of Air Forces of VS of Ukraine was created on November 2, 1959 on the basis of the Nikolaev military minno - torpedo aviation school of Sigismund Levanevsky.
The initiative of creation of the center belonged to the chief of aircraft of the Navy of that time, the Hero of the Soviet Union the general - to the colonel Evgeny Preobrazhensky who became famous for that carried out the first bombing of Berlin by summer of 1941.
Subsequently, the name of this outstanding pilot and the military organizer was appropriated to the center.
Preparation and retraining of pilots and navigators for sea aircraft of military fleet of the USSR was a task of the Center. Besides, the Center became concentration of scientific thought and practical development from fighting use of sea aircraft. For this purpose as a part of the center I existed 540-й sea aviation - a skilled regiment and scientifically - the research center.
For the history in the Center over 2,5 thousand aviation experts had training. The general raid of the Center makes 318.370 hours. 34 Heroes of the Soviet Union, one - twice the Hero of the Soviet Union became pupils of the Center.
In 1991 the Center was a part of Armed forces of Ukraine and became 33 - m the center of combat training of aviation experts.
With 2008-го years the center has the name - the Specialized center of combat training of aviation experts of Air Forces of VS of Ukraine.