Chronicle of events: 1930-1939

1939

On July 5 the CAF Academy was opened in Moscow; the same year the Moscow Tsiolkovsky CAF Engineer Institute was established.

1938

On September 25 the Russian female pilots Grizodubova V. S. and Osipenko P. D. with navigator Paskova М. М. made a non-stop flight from Moscow to the Far East.

1937

On June 20 the Russian pilots Chkalov V. P., Baidukov G. F., Belaykov A. V. were the first to make a flight from Moscow to the USA across the North Pole by ANT-25. In July a similar flight was made by Gromov М.М., Yumashev A. B., and Danilin S. A.

On July 19 the International Airlines Control Center was established in the Central Administrative Board of the Civil Air Fleet (CAB CAF).

1936

On February 1 the USSR joined the International Aviation Federation (IAF).

In February Shebanov N. P. became the first pilot to fly a million kilometers without accidents.

1935

On February 17 the CAF Articles of Association were introduced and the “Aeroflot Honoured Person” breastplate was instituted.

On August 7 the new Air Code of the USSR was passed according to the USSR General Executive Committee and the Board of the People’s Commissioners Decree.

1934

In February CAF crews took an active part in rescuing the Chelyuskin team.

On April 20 for the first time the aviators Lyapidevsky A. V., Levanevsky S. A., Molokov V. S., Kamanin N. P., Slepnev M. T., Vodopyanov, and M. V., Doronin I. V. were awarded the “Hero of the Soviet Union” honorary title for rescuing the Chelyuskin team.

On May 19 a Decree on the restructuring of CAF administrative bodies was passed;  12 regional administrative boards of the CAF were established.

1933

On March 17 the Maxim Gorky special air squadron was established by the CAB CAF for top official delegations and to make the Civil Air Fleet more popular.

On April 28 the Russian government established Air Fleet Day as a holiday, which has beencelebrated annually since August 18, 1933.

In August the CAF Engineer Institute was established in Kiev.

1932

On February 25 the AA CAF under the Labour and Defence Council was reorganized into the Central Administrative Board of the Civil Air Fleet by the Board of the People’s Commissioners.

On March 26 the USSR Civil Air Fleet was given the shorter name “Aeroflot”.

On April 1 uniform and badges of rank were introduced for CAF personnel.

On April 27 the USSR General Executive Committee Presidium approved the first Air Code of the USSR.

On July 26 the Disciplinary Articles of Association of the USSR Civil Air Fleet were passed.

On November 21 agricultural aviation was transferred to the CABCAF.

1931

On February 19 the first All-Union Conference of CAF members was held.

On May 15 Higher Academic Courses of Civil Aviation (AviaHAC) were established in Moscow.

In May the Civil Aviation Journal was published for the first time.

On August 14 the first flight with 36 passengers aboard an ANT-14 “Pravda” was made.

On October 11 a test flight was made on the first plane made of stainless steel “Steel-2”.

On November 6 the first airport in the country was established in Moscow at the Frunze Central Aerodrome.

1930

On February 23, by Decree of the USSR General Executive Committee and the Board of the People’s Commissioners, the Civil Aviation Council was abolished.

In July the first Civil Aviation Higher School was established— the Leningrad Engineering CAF Institute.

In October the Research Institute of the Civil Air Fleet (RI CAF) was established.

On October 29 Dobrolet Company was reorganized into the All-Union Association of the Civil Air Fleet by the Labour and Defense Council (AA CAF).

 

In February CAF crews took an active part in rescuing the Chelyuskin team.

On April 20 for the first time aviators Lyapidevsky A. V., Levanevsky S. A., Molokov V. S., Kamanin N. P., Slepnev M. T., Vodopyanov M. V., Doronin I. V. were awarded with honorary title «the Hero of the Soviet Union» for rescuing the Chelyuskin team.

On May 19 a Decree on CAF administrative bodies reorganization was passed; according to it 12 regional administrative boards of CAF were established.

1933

On March 17 Maxim Gorky special air squadron was established by CAB CAF for the most important delegations and to make the Civil Air Fleet more popular.

On April 28 the government of the country established Air Fleet Day as the holiday that was annually celebrated since August 18, 1933.

In August CAF Engineer Institute was established in Kiev.

1932

On February 25 AA CAF by Labor and Defense Council was reorganized into the Central Administrative Board of Civil Air Fleet (CAB CAF) by the Board of People’s Commissioners.

On March 26 the USSR Civil Air Fleet was given a brief name «Aeroflot».

On April 1 uniform and badges of rank were introduced for CAF personnel.

On April 27 the USSR General Executive Committee Presidium approved the first Air Code of the USSR.

On July 26 Disciplinary Articles of Association of the USSR Civil Air Fleet were passed.

On November 21 agricultural aviation was transferred to CAF Central Administrative Board.

1931

On February 19 the first All-Union conference of CAF members was conducted.

On May 15 Higher Academic Courses of Civil Aviation (AviaHAC) were established in Moscow.

In May Civil Aviation Journal started publishing.

On August 14 the first flight with 36 passengers aboard ANT-14 «Pravda» was made.

On October 11 there was made a testing flight on the first plane made of stainless steel «Steel-2».

On November 6 the first airport in the country was established in Moscow on Frunze Central Aerodrome.

1930

On February 23, 1930, according to the USSR General Executive Committee and Board of People’s Commissioners Decree Civil Aviation Council was abolished.

In July the First Civil Aviation Higher School was established; it was Leningrad Engineer CAF Institute.

In October Research Institute of the Civil Air Fleet (RI CAF) was established.

On October 29 Dobrolet Company was reorganized into the All-Union Association of the Civil Air Fleet by Labor and Defense Council (AA CAF).