Gagarin Air Force Academy
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|Type||Military Academy for Aviation|
|Students||future high-ranking military personnel for the Russian Air Force.|
The academy is one of the leading military educational institutions preparing high-ranking military personnel for the Russian Air Force.
The schools provides regiment and division-level commanding officers to fill commanding, staff, navigation, logistics, communications and radar-support positions.
Alternative academy names in the English-language literature include Yuri Gagarin Military Air Academy and Yuri Gagarin Air Force Academy. In conversational speech often simply referred to as Gagarin Academy or Monino Academy.
By late 2008, this academy and the N. Zhukovsky Aviation Engineering Academy both merged to become the Gagarin-Zhukovsky Military Combined Air Force Academy, but it still retains its Monino campus. Later in 2011 the Monino campus was closed.
In 2008, Gagarin Air Force Academy was amalgamated with the Zhukovsky Air Force Engineering Academy (Russian: Военно-воздушная инженерная академия имени профессора Н.Е. Жуковского).
For the latest history of the academy see the article on Zhukovsky – Gagarin Air Force Academy
Leadership (Superintendent – commander and senior officer)
- 1940 – Zinovy Pomerantsev
- 1940-1941 – Fyodor Arzhenukhin
- 1942 - Fyodor Astakhov
- 1941–1942 – Leonid Naryshkin
- 1942–1944 – Yakov Shkurin
- 1944–1946 – Petr Ionov
- 1946–1950 – Fedor Falaleyev
- 1950–1956 – Serafim Pestov
- 1956–1968 – Stepan Krasovsky
- 1968–1973 – Sergei Rudenko
- 1973–1988 – Nikolai Skomorokhov
- Sergei Gulyev – Doctor of Military Sciences, professor.
- Alexander Drozhzhin – Doctor of Military Sciences, professor.
- Alexei Zaitsev – professor, Major-General retired.
- Grigory Lavrik – Honored Scientist of Russia, Doctor of Military Sciences, professor.
- Georgy Molokanov – Honored Scientist of Russia, Doctor of Technical Sciences, professor.
- Valentin Rog – Doctor of Military Sciences, professor.
- Ivan Timokhovich – Doctor of Historical Sciences, professor, Major-General of aviation.
- Vladimir Aleksenko – twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Lieutenant-General.
- Vasily Andrianov – Hero of the Soviet Union awarded twice, Major-General.
- Leonid Beda – Hero of the Soviet Union awarded twice, Honored Military Pilot of the USSR (1971), Lieutenant-General of aviation (1972).
- Georgy Beregovoy – Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR, twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
- Mikhail Bondarenko – Twice Hero of the Soviet Union
- Viktor Bondarev – Commander in Chief, Russian Federation Air Force (2011), Colonel-General. Hero of the Russian Federation.
- Andrei Borovykh – Hero of the Soviet Union awarded twice, Colonel-General of aviation, Commander of the Aviation of the Air Defense Forces of the USSR (1969–1977).
- Rafael del Pino – Deputy Chief of the Cuban Air and Air Defense Force
- Aleksei Gubarev – Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR, Hero of the Soviet Union awarded twice, Major-General.
- Sigmund Jähn – East German cosmonaut
- Ivan Kozhedub – World War II ace-pilot, shoot down highest number of enemy aircraft (64) among pilots of Soviet forces. Thrice Hero of the Soviet Union; Marshal of Aviation (1985).
- Anatoly Nedbaylo – Hero of the Soviet Union awarded twice, Deputy Superintendent of the Kiev Higher Air Force Engineering Academy (1968–1983), Major-General of aviation.
- Ivan Alekseyevich Vorobyov – Hero of the Soviet Union awarded twice.
- Alexander Yefimov – Commander in Chief Air Force and Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR (1984–1990); Marshal of Aviation (1975), Honored Military Pilot of the USSR (1970), Doctor of Military Sciences, professor.
- Alexander Zelin – Commander in Chief, Russian Federation Air Force (2007), Colonel-General.
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- Военно-воздушная академия (Air Force Academy)
- Top-level school for military flyers Vladimir Vasyutin, Military Parade Volume 18 Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
- Авиация: Энциклопедия. – М.: Great Russian Encyclopedia (Russian: Большая Российская Энциклопедия). Главный редактор Г.П. Свищев. 1994.
- РАСПОРЯЖЕНИЕ Правительства РФ от 07.03.2008 N 283-р Archived 14 January 2012 at the Wayback Machine (Russian Government Directive).
- Urribarres, Ruben. "Cuban Aviators, II Part • Rafael Del Pino Diaz". Cuban Aviation. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
- Герои Советского Союза, окончившие ВВА имени Ю. А. Гагарина (A list of the academy alumni – Heroes of the Soviet Union)