Russia's Baltic Fleet Celebrates Naval Aviation Day | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 09.19.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.19.14 **
** Airborne 09.17.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.17.14 **
** Airborne 09.15.14 ** HD iPad-Friendly -- Airborne 09.15.14 **

Mon, Jul 19, 2004

Russia's Baltic Fleet Celebrates Naval Aviation Day

Celebrating July 1916 Air Victory Over Germans

The Russian Navy Saturday celebrated its proudest moment Saturday -- aerial combat between four seaborne Russian aircraft and four German fighters during World War I.

It happened over the Baltic in 1916. Four Russian fighters from the seaplane tender Orlitsa intercepted four German aircraft, shooting down two and forcing the others to turn tail and run.

It was the first Russian victory involving seaplanes and established the country's Baltic fleet as a force to be reckoned with.

Even today, the Russian Baltic Fleet considers itself to be one of the most formidable in the world.

"Airplanes the Baltic Fleet is armed with are not inferior to the best Western airplanes," Major-General Valery Makarov, the chief of staff and deputy commander of the naval aviation and air defense troops of the Baltic Fleet told the Itar-Tass news agency.

FMI: www.fas.org/nuke/guide/russia/agency/mf-baltic.htm

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 09.17.14: Boeing/SpaceX Win CCtCap, Flying Docs Endorse, Jetpack Bucks

Also: Chris Heintz, Lear 70/75 Certs, Beluga Birthday, Leap Frogs 9/11 Jump Cancelled, Lawyers Sue NTSB The Commercial Spaceflight Federation congratulates NASA and the winners of >[...]

AD: Embraer S.A. Airplanes

AD NUMBER: 2014-19-01 PRODUCT: Embraer S.A. Model EMB-505 airplanes (Phenom 300)>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (09.19.14)

Basejumper.com A site dedicated to the sport of BASE jumping. BASE is an acronym which stands for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth.>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (09.19.14): Breakout

A technique to direct aircraft out of the approach stream. In the context of simultaneous (independent) parallel operations, a breakout is used to direct threatened aircraft away f>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (09.19.14)

"We're actually already in the process of putting some framework together, but we're going to hit the ground running when we get back in January." Source: U.S. Representative Sam G>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC