A temporary exhibition "75 Years Ago, the First An-2 Aircraft Hit the Sky" was opened on the initiative of Serhiy Ivanovich Grachov at the department of aviation and cosmonautics of the Borys Paton State Polytechnic Museum.
August 31, 2022 marks the 75th anniversary of the first flight of the famous An-2 biplane.
Numerous variants of the An-2 fulfilled a wide variety of tasks. They were widely used in agriculture, for geological exploration, airlifting people, animals, and various cargoes. Thousands of pilots trained on these planes, and numerous paratroopers skydived from them.
Another record of this world's largest biplane is its long-lived manufacturing production. All in all, about 18,000 copies of An-2 and its modifications were built.
An-2 still remains the favorite of aviators all around the world. Every year, the owners of this biplane gather in different European cities for the An-2 takeoffs.