Ulyanovsk region to take part in organization of the national flight "AON-2018"

The event is organized by directorate of the International Air Transport Forum "IATF-2018" together with the Interregional Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA-Russia).


According to the organizers, the flight will be performed by private pilots on planes and helicopters along the St. Petersburg-Vladivostok route from 24 May to 11 September. Participants will visit St. Petersburg, Moscow, Novinki, Nizhny Novgorod, Ulyanovsk, Kazan, Ufa, Yekaterinburg, Tyumen, Omsk, Novosibirsk, Barnaul, Altai, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Ulan-Ude, Chita, Khabarovsk, Ussuriysk and Vladivostok.

“During the flight we are going to record and analyze typical difficulties connected with the use of AON infrastructure, land services for reception and placement of aircrafts and pilots by regions of the Russian Federation. And of course, for us this project is also an opportunity to meet old acquaintances and like-minded people from different regions of the country who are in love with the sky and aircraft”, – said the Chairman of AOPA-Russia Vladimir Tyurin.

The project's mission is to raise awareness of the state regarding problems of the general aviation (AON): infrastructure shortcomings, excess regulation of training, lack of mechanisms for commercialization of light aviation groups that carry out works socially important for the population and regions of the Russian Federation.

"Regional authorities focus on everything connected with safety – fire-fighting, search for missing people, and provision of emergency care in hard-to-reach places. We should pay more attention to development of light aviation in our country, so we will discuss this subject at the International Air Transport Forum (IATF) in August. Results of the AON flight will allow to consider possible solutions in the field of general aviation regulation from the perspective of the regions of the Russian Federation", – emphasized Sergey Morozov, the Governor of the Ulyanovsk region and one of initiators of the project.

As a reference:

International Air Transport Forum (IATF) takes place every two years in Ulyanovsk and will be held for the fifth time on 16-18 August 2018. The key event of the Forum is the International Congress, which is organized by the leading industry experts, specialists of ministries and departments, and aviation enterprises. The event's website: www.ulaviaforum.ru.