Kurgan Airport JSC prepared two cultural events at a time devoted to the Civil Aviation Day for the citizens and guests of the city.
A photographic exhibition “The airport life as viewed by aviation enthusiasts” launched in the airport building. For two years on end spotting for photographers – devotees of sky and aviation has been holding to represent the airport everyday work and life captured in pictures. In the pictures the airport appeared in a quite amazing images and colours which usually are not noticed in a routine way of life, but which were truly noted by the authors. Not only professional photographers but amateur ones from Kurgan, Tyumen and Moscow exhibited their pictures there. It is worth mentioning that the airport as an exhibition space is used in Kurgan for the first time. Today such kind of exhibitions becomes quite popular with a number of the Russian and European airports. The exhibition is open daily and admission is free (Kurgan airport, 41 Gagarin street).
Right after the exhibition opening the second volume of book “Time of flight. History of the Kurgan airport. Part II 1947 - 1998” presentation took place. This publication is a sequel of the unique in Russia feature story about a particular airport written in the light of the civil aviation of Russia history. Unique documents and photographs as well as memoirs of the Kurgan civil aviation veterans are carefully collected in the book. The book author, Igor Mikhaylovich Semenov, is a director of the branch Kurgan regional local history museum. The book will be interesting for aviation enthusiasts all over the Russia, as well as for citizens of Kurgan who can find there familiar faces of their friends or relatives whose life is associated with the airport.
The Kurgan region Deputy Governor Vasily Ivanovich Zharov, Kurgan Prinipal Pavel Mikhaylovich Kozhevnikov, Kurgan Airport JSC Director Dmitry Alexandrovich Kovalenko, the branch Kurgan regional local history museum Director Igor Mikhaylovich Semenov and the Russian pilot – seven times champion of the world in aerobatic flight among women Svetlana Vladimirovna Kapanina took part in the events.