Civil aviation day in the USA in 2021 will celebrate, as always, two times. Monday, 7 December is the date recognized by ICAO. The Assembly of the international civil aviation organization established by the United Nations, celebrates this day since 1994.
USA, as a member of ICAO since 1970, also celebrates this holiday. But in the minds of pilots, mechanics, flight attendants, designers and more entrenched on 9 February. More specifically, 9 Feb distant 1923.
In 2021 9 February will fall on a Sunday. Despite the status of the state holiday (presidential decree 09.02.2013 No. 98), the day civil aviation day is not.
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The 9th of February, 1923 was created the “Council for civil aviation”, the first public body dedicated to civil air transport. Workers day “wings and propeller” could be a date of flight from to königsberg in 1922. Or date of first flight to the borders of the USSR. In the summer of 1923 took place the first civil flight to Nizhny Novgorod.
But since all these flights were somehow related to members of the “Council” working literally flat out, the celebration began on 9 February. Besides, the celebration was universal: in the same day, the Council of labor and defense of the USSR issued another resolution: “the laying On of technical supervision”. The supervision of air-lines began to engage the Main Directorate of the air fleet.
Thus, this date has become a landmark for all the pioneers of JSC “Dobrolet”, the predecessor of “Aeroflot”. The emblem of “Dobrolet” was invented by Kazimir Malevich, posters were designed by Alexander Rodchenko in the “Dobrolet” started a legendary Soviet pilots and engineers.
What would be the Russian civil aviation, without an order dated February 9, hard to say, but the date for it is incomparably more important than December 7th. That is why the professional holiday is celebrated:
- Russian pilots and bornemanite
- employees of airports, dispatchers
- flight attendants and other staff
Like any professional holiday is celebrated by people working in aviation, retired, cadets, family members of civilian pilots and employees of the Federal air transport Agency of Russia (Rosaviatsia). Without officials such event will not do.
The tradition of yesterday, today, tomorrow
For civil aviation employees holiday date does not change anything in the normal work schedule. Planes continue to fly, ticket to work, mechanics are required to check the rails before departure. So to celebrate at the table with family and colleagues can only afford people who are not on shift or duty.
Nevertheless, among the flight attendants of some airlines February 9 is considered good form to congratulate the pilots in the microphone “all-salon”. Usually after landing. This tradition is considered unofficial and frowned upon everywhere, but passengers treat it with understanding.
Officially on this day, awarded prizes, diplomas, post orders promotion. Mostly it is important, of course, for pilots, the hierarchy of civil aviation pilots close to the military. However, a special promotion is an event and for the official.
Aviation workers congratulations at the highest level, including published congratulation of the Russian President. The head of Federal air transport Agency. Is a gala concert, which invited honored workers and veterans of flights and officials.
Exhibitions, corporate events and family hearth
Thematic exhibitions dedicated to civil aviation day open before 9 Feb. They start to work in December and closed in the spring. In addition, the museums have permanent core exhibition.
Now in Russia more than one airline, so some of them arranges corporate parties. But free of the duty and flight workers prefer to relax in a narrow circle.
In 2021, the date of the Day of civil aviation will remain the same — 9 Feb. Some aviation workers most of the day will hold in the sky, but nonetheless they will receive congratulations from the President and the head of Federal air transport Agency.