Based upon the resolution of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 688 dated from July 10, 2003 Aktubinsk higher military aviation school named after twice Hero of Soviet Union T.Y. Begeldinov was renamed into Military Institute of Air Defence Forces.
The main tasks of the Institute are:
- preparation of officers for aviation of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan according to the requirements of classifying characteristics;
-comprehensive and harmonious development of personality of students, formation of their ideological-ethic and military-professional merits;
- conducting researches which are aimed at military theory development, military issues of social sciences, armament, aviation military equipment;
- improving security and combat readiness of troops, perfection of educational process;
- development and improvement of educational, material and social-living base.
The institute prepares students on the following 8 specialties:
- “Operation of flight vehicles: command tactical battlefield aviation”;
- “Operation of flight vehicles: command tactical army aviation”;
- “Navigational tactical air force”
- “Command tactical air force administration”
- “Aviation radio electronic equipment”
- “Technical operation of aviation electrified flight navigation and radio electronic equipment”;
- “Aviation armament”;
Nowadays the institute has necessary educational and material base for cadets’ training. Here works highly skilled personnel, among which senior common and staff room, air staff and instructors, engineers and technicians.
According to the resolution of the Council of ministers of Defence Ministers of Collective Security Treaty Organization dated from November 30, 2005 the Military Institute of Air Defence Forces named after twice Hero of Soviet Union T.Y. Begeldinov was included into the List of educational institutes of joint preparation of military personnel for armed forces of countries-members of Collective Security Organization Treaty.
On August 22, 1998 the President of the country – Supreme commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Kazakhstan took part in the first graduation of officers-aviators. Since that time over 1000 officers graduated this institute.
One of the main professions in aviation is pilot-engineer. Fulfillment of assigned tasks depends on professional skills of a pilot.
Nowadays complexity of construction of modern battle aircrafts and helicopters demands thorough engineer knowledge from a pilot. That is why future pilots are trained not only to piloting, air navigation, air fight and bombing, but also to operate skillfully all the systems of aircrafts.
Duties of navigator-engineer are as well important as pilot’s duties. In the process of flight navigator makes navigation measurements and calculations on the basis of which he selects the heading, speed, flight altitude to the pilot in order to lead aircraft with maximum accuracy according to the assigned track and to place it to the target in the appointed time. Duties of navigator-engineer on operating air traffic include providing various ways of building and dismissing of arrangement, keeping in the arrangement every aircraft, provision of maneuvers and ways of landing, organization of aviation subdivisions management while fulfillment battle tasks.
Mechanical engineer fulfills maintenance of aircrafts and helicopters, their systems, ground service facilities, which provide fuelling of aircrafts by petroleum, oil and lubricants, special liquids and gases.
Radio engineer provides maintenance of radio electronic equipment of aircrafts and ground radio technical devises.
Electrical engineer carries out operation and repair of aviation equipment of aircrafts: electrical equipment, electrical systems and power plants management devises, pilot-navigation equipment, height special equipment, board automated systems on control of aviation equipment condition.
Electromechanical engineer provides maintenance and repair of aiming systems, rocket, bombing and artillery armament of aircrafts, ground aids of technical armament.
Graduates are given officer’s rank “LEUITENANT”, breast sign and diploma of standard pattern on graduation a higher educational institute.
Since 2004 graduates of the institute carry out individual flights on aircrafts.
Since 2005 during educational process there is used outdoors museum of aircrafts which was created on the territory of the institute.
The Military institute of Air Defence Forces named after twice Hero of Soviet Union T.Y. Begeldinov is situated on Aktobe city, 16 Moldagulova ave. tel. 8 (7132) 52-28-45; 52-16-88.