Activity Days of “Knights of the Sky” radio amateur-aviators club October 24 – 31, 2020

Activity Days of "Knights of the Sky" radio amateur-aviators club October 24 - 31, 2020

From October 24 till October 31, 2020, the Club of radio amateur-aviators “Knight of the Sky” holds days of activity devoted to the 95th anniversary of Henry Vasilyevich Novozhilov – Soviet and Russian aircraft designer, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician and Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR and RAS.

The Club Council established the diploma “continuer of IL epoch”.

Genrikh Vasilyevich Novozhilov is the creator of projects of heavy military transport aircraft IL-76, wide-body passenger aircraft IL-96, twin-engine turboprop aircraft IL-114. General Designer of the Ilyushin Design Bureau in 1970-2005.

Genrikh Vasilyevich was born on October 27, 1925, in Moscow in a family of servicemen. His father, Vasily Vasilyevich (1900-1987), was a military engineer, mother of Iraida Ivanovna – a serviceman.

During the Great Patriotic War until August 1942, he was evacuated to Penza, where he finished nine classes. Upon returning to Moscow, he worked at the Physics Department of the Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), and since 1943 – a student of the Aircraft Faculty of MAI.

In 1949, after graduating from the MAI, he worked at the Design Bureau of S.V. Ilyushin. In 1956-1958, Novozhilov was the secretary of the party committee of the plant, then Deputy Chief Designer of IL-18, in 1964 – First Deputy Chief Designer, headed the organization of serial production of IL-62, for which with a group of design bureau employees became a laureate of the Lenin Prize in 1970.

After the retirement of Academician S.V. Ilyushin, from July 28, 1970, he was the General Designer of the Design Bureau of Moscow Machine-Building Plant “Strela”. In 1984, Novozhilov was elected a full member of the USSR Academy of Sciences for the department of mechanics and control processes. Under the leadership of Heinrich Vasilyevich such aircraft as IL-76, IL-86, IL-96-300, and IL-114 was created. Then he worked as a General Designer, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Advisor to the General Director of PJSC “Ilyushin Aviation Complex”. Lately – Honorary General Designer of PJSC “Ilyushin Aviation Complex”.

Member of the CPSU since 1951. Member of the CPSU Central Committee. Member of the Council of Nationalities of the USSR Supreme Soviet of 9-11 convocations from the Armenian SSR, People’s Deputy of the USSR (from the CPSU) since 1989.

He died on April 28, 2019. He was buried at the Federal Military Memorial Cemetery in Moscow.

The validity period of the diploma from 24.10.2020 to 31.12.2020.

To get the diploma you need to score – 95 points.

  • For radio communications with an honorary member of the club “Knight of the Sky” U4MIR is awarded – 20 points.
  • For radio communications with the members of the club “Knight of the Sky”, who are “Honorary radio operators” R4CQ, R2AKN, RA3TD is awarded – 15 points.
  • For radio communications with the members of the club “Knight of the Sky” 10 points are awarded. (When working on the air by telegraph the abbreviation RN is transmitted).

For the above correspondents, a multiplier for the following types of radiation is introduced:

  • CW -2
  • DIGI – 1.5
  • SSB-1
  • For QSO on a range of 160 meters – 1,5

QSO with club members is counted daily (by UTC). Repeated communications – on different bands, on one band – different types of radiation.

The diploma in electronic form is free through

Or through a resource

Radio amateurs activators of “Knight of the Sky” club get the diploma of activator only during the days of activity at least 100 QSO. If this condition is not met in the days of activity, they get a diploma on general grounds.


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