Colonel Pessian, the first persian pilot

Pessian was born into an aristocratic Azerbaijani family in Tabriz originating in the Caucasus. Pessian’s family possessed strong military traditions, his uncle General Hamzeh Khan Pessian was a commander in the Persian Cossack Brigade, his cousins Heydar Qoli Khan Pessian – father of Iranian author and journalist, Mahtalat Pessian, – Ali Qoli Khan Pessian, Gholam Reza Khan Pessian and he himself served in Gendarmerie.