KVATU – Kaliningrad Military Aviation Technical School. KVATU was founded in 1966, then in the early 1990s it was transferred to Kurgan, but eventually completely disbanded in 1994.
KVATU trained aviation specialists with secondary specialized education; upon graduation, the cadet received the rank of lieutenant and shoulder straps of an officer of the air force of the Soviet Army.
The Military Aviation Technical School in Kaliningrad trained for many types of military aircraft and helicopters. Those military graduates who were lucky and who approached the VLK flew (and are flying) as flight technicians on MI-8, AN of all modifications, and even on TU-134. So, in a sense, KVATU also trained pilots.
On the territory, in addition to barracks and educational buildings, there was a parade ground, and a sports camp with a swimming pool, and catering units with canteens, and a whole training airfield, or rather, a training parking for training helicopter aircraft, among which there was MI-6 helicopter.
During the work of the KVATU, more than 20 thousand officers have become its graduates. After the transfer of the school to Kurgan, the buildings in Kaliningrad were abandoned, and then gradually demolished in the 2000s, in order to build a residential microdistrict on this territory