Sergey Vantsyan. the legendary aviator is 70 years old

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the birth of the legendary aviator Sergei Vantsyan, a man who lives by the principle “no one will suffer” or “who does not look for a friend is his enemy”. And since Mr. Vantsian "avoids" interviews with journalists, we decided to tell about him with the help of Leon Azroyan's book "The Eagle, whose name is Sergei Vantsyan", dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the great aviator, published with the assistance of the Foundation. In the preface to the book, the author says that in 1989-1994, Vantsyan's guys made about 33 thousand flights, of which 27 thousand were combat flights. 75 thousand tons of cargo, 600 thousand people were transported. When journalists asked the commando, who is already happy today when he will liberate the fortress city of Shushi, he did not name a specific date, but simply said: "When Vantsyan's guys will deliver 400 tons of fuel to Karabakh, what else is needed?" Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan has confessed more than once. “Our eyes have always been glued to the sky, it might seem to the surrounding that we are praying to God, but in fact we were praying to our pilots, who were soon in the sky. "They were not only the only hope for the salvation of Artsakh, but they also saved thousands of lives, took out the wounded and sick, and removed the bodies of the dead heroic freedom fighters from the front." Indeed, the pilots of the "Ararat-Avia" company, led by one of the adherents of the civil aviation of Armenia, the skillful organizer of the aviation business, Sergei Vantsyan, performed unprecedented feats during the Karabakh war, ensuring our victory. “It was a miracle that we had dedicated pilots,” this line ran smoothly. “If they were not there, it would have been impossible to even think about winning. 90% of this victory went to the pilots. " This is the observation of the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, Bishop Pargev. After each flight, he cordially watched the helicopters until they reached a safe place, and if something unforeseen happened, the plane or helicopter was shot down, dead freedom fighters were brought in, then he spoke the first word of consolation and consolation to his family. he was on the Stepanakert-Yerevan line, the first in charge. How many sleepless nights he lived with the families of the dead pilots, how he felt sorry for the orphan child, how sincerely he experienced the pain of their loss - all this without tears and without words. And when his patience ran out, he personally boarded the helicopter in order to finish the unfinished work of the boys, to destroy some kind of ignition point that suddenly appeared on the road, because, as he admits, in such cases it was harder to wait. During the war, I never made pilots fly, I said: "This is a problem, can you?" And almost always flew with them 3-4 times a day. “At that time, we never had forced landings due to technical problems, because we understood that the flight must be safe in any case,” Sergei Vantsyan once said. Legendary aviator Sergei Vantsyan was born in Javakhk, in the village of Bezhano, Akhalkalaki region, in a family from Erzrum. His ancestors came here in 1830. Naturally, Sergei is connected with all his nerves to the land of his ancestors, ancient Karin. Love and longing for the lost homeland turned into nostalgia for dear Bezhano, his land and water. Although he has been living in Yerevan for many years for work, he does not forget his native Javakhk for a second. Every year, if he is lucky enough to rest for a few days, he will definitely spend these days in Bezhano. Patriotism is not just words for him. Wantsian loves the Motherland with all his cells, spares no effort and energy for any undertakings aimed at its development and improvement. Sergey Vantsyan is also one of the founders of the Support to Javakheti Foundation, a member of the Board of Trustees and a benefactor. With his funding, thoughts and ideas, he supported the implementation of a number of programs aimed at the development of Javakhk. And he advises young people there not to leave Javakhk, to stick to their roots and improve their native land.

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