An emperor on an airplane. Could you believe it? Well, believe it or not, the first aircraft in Russia appeared in the tsarist era. The emergence of aviation in a country is not an ordinary development of infrastructure, it is the beginning of a new era, the embodiment of the everlasting dream of flying. Our tour will help you feel and grasp this idea. You will get acquainted with the memories and emotions of the first Russian (yes, Russian back then, not yet Soviet) pilots, you will find out how much the first aircraft cost and how they flew. Interesting fact: the first aircraft in Russia belonged of the same department as the pigeon post. Later, we will drop by a small and cosy & uncrowded museum of the history of aircraft engines to find out what part of an airplane is the most important. Aviation experts will tell you how the humankind managed to overcome the force of gravity and who was the first to realise what was needed to do so. We will also visit one of the largest active private airfields — Gostilitsy — to make sure that these machines can really fly. You can also take a bonus air trip over the historic sites of the Oranienbaum Bridgehead. You can also take a bonus air trip over the historic sites of the Oranienbaum Bridgehead. We have developed this program together with the specialists of the United Museum of Civil Aviation of St. Petersburg, which, of course, we are very proud of.