The founding day of Russian naval aviation is celebrated on July 17. It was on this day in 1916 that Russian pilots won their first victory over the Baltic. The holiday was established six decades after this event.
The day of the founding of the naval aviation of the Russian Navy is celebrated much more modestly than the Day of the Navy or the Day of Aviation. For the most part, Russian naval pilots continue to carry out their regular service on this day. In addition, July 17 does not always fall on a day off, so there are no mass festivities on this day either. However, on this day, it is appropriate to congratulate the servicemen, whose profession is associated with naval aviation.
Residents of cities where naval aviation units are stationed have a chance to visit, for example, an aircraft carrier on this day. The command arranges such excursions both for inmates of children's health camps and for everyone.
In the garrison towns on the Day of the founding of the naval aviation of the Navy, solemn meetings are held at which the veteran pilots are congratulated, and the creative teams of the garrison houses of culture prepare concert programs for the holiday.
This day is also celebrated in libraries, maritime and aviation museums. Book exhibitions, meetings with authors of books on the history of naval aviation, veterans are devoted to the day of the founding of the naval aviation of the Navy. The Central Naval Museum often organizes an exhibition dedicated to naval pilots.
In settlements where during the Great Patriotic War there were airfields of naval aviation, solemn mourning meetings are usually held on this day. Local residents, inmates of children's health camps, military personnel and veterans lay flowers at the memorials to the pilots of the naval aviation.
For the Day of the founding of the naval aviation of the Navy, television and radio channels usually prepare news stories or author programs dedicated to the history of this type of troops, the life of modern naval aviation units, essays on the best pilots.