Civil Aviation Day of Kyrgyzstan (07/10)

Civil Aviation Day of Kyrgyzstan, celebrated annually on October 7, was established by Decree of the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic No. 738 dated October 3, 1994, attaching particular importance to civil aviation, given its invaluable contribution to the development of the economy, culture, and sectors of the national economy of the republic.

The history of civil aviation of the Kyrgyz Republic began with the Decree of the Council of People's Commissars of the Kyrgyz ASSR in 1933. The first airport was a virgin site near the suburban village of Papenovka, the head of which was a graduate of the Leningrad Institute of Civil Aviation N.K. Batov, who arrived in the city of Frunze in 1933 in the direction after the institute. The aircraft fleet consisted of three U-2 aircraft, a special agricultural purpose.

In October 1933, a small U-2 plane took off from the Frunze airfield, piloted by Nikolai Ieske with an aircraft engineer on board, Evgeny Balakshi. They made the first flight over the Kungei and Kirgizsky mountain ranges at an altitude of 3500 meters, thereby determining the possibility of passing through the passes and opening the new Frunze-Rybachye-Przhevalsk route. The Pishpek-Tashkent-Alma-Ata line began its work.