27 Getting Ready To Host The Air Show MAKS-2011

Getting Ready To Host The Air Show MAKS-2011

Preparation to the international aviation show MAKS is now at its final stage. New participants keep coming every day and aerobatic teams are busy with training. Airbus A-380, the largest passenger airplane in the world, is going to arrive today.

The giant will land at the air field in Zhukovsky. This very liner is used for teaching pilots and testing perspective airplane systems.

Before that it came to Russia just once, that was two years ago.

Russian scientists have also made their contribution into construction of this plane.

AIRBUS representatives believe they have to sell 420 planes to cover their expenses.


More stories:

Click here to read next random post from English Russia

27 Responses to “Getting Ready To Host The Air Show MAKS-2011”

  1. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. What, no Boeing planes were there?

  2. testicules says:

    The F-22 knock off is the most intereting one there.

  3. Alkofunker says:

    “PREPARATION to the international aviation show MAX is now at its final stage.”

    The show is from the 16th to the 21st of August this year.

  4. eneils says:

    Is the first picture of a Beriev A-40 of the Russian Navy? That is the largest amphibious plane I have ever seen.
    Appears as though it is going to be a very interesting air show. Good Luck!!!

  5. kosherbacon says:

    I thought that the airshow is usually transliterated as MAKS.

  6. Musa says:

    I wish them all “BLUE SKIES”. :)

  7. Bozha says:

    Russians, masters of the skies!

    • testicules says:

      When was the last time the Russian Air Force fought a serious foe? Perhaps when their pilots were flying for the Vietnamese or the north Koreans. The Russian Air Forces haven’t faced a serious test since WW2

      • No Mame says:

        You can say the same about US pilots fighting Iraqui and Afghan pilots (?). In your own words, the Russian (and American) Air Forces haven’t faced a serious test since WW2.

      • ayaa says:

        And what serious enemy has the USAF faced since WWII. None.
        If you are contemplating a US vs Russia scenario then you are talking about a full-scale global war. The last one ended in 1945. After that the USAF has never faced a serious enemy in actual air-to-air combat.
        And no, the Iraqis don’t count because they had, what 500 fighters, most of them dating back to the late 60’s and early 70’s.

  8. Zonda says:

    Impressive look of A380, nice airliner!

  9. No Mame says:

    @testicules: You’re hilarious! The F-22’s budget breaking production was cancelled because it has to be grounded most of the time for reparations! (er, maintenance)… Nobody wants to copy that. So much for your tax slurping goose. The weird F-35 will be the real “rival” of the Su-T50. Good luck.

    • SpeCons says:

      Well at the moment the F-22 and the F-35 are both grounded at the moment due to technical problems…….

    • testicules says:

      You can hate all you want. It is still better than anything anyone has in the air and it is deployed en masse. What price is air superiority worth? By the time Russia and China deploy squadrons of their new fighters, the US will be in the next generation and will be using air superiority drones with better capabilities. Russia has been and will remain behind the curve. Sorry to burst your bubble

      • Chac Mool says:

        I hope you can balance your budget. Otherwise, the only next generation you’ll see will be of Chinese Bankers.

      • No Mame says:

        I don’t think your government can borrow more mpney from the Chinese to make new gadgets that don’t fly. Sorry to burst your bubble.

      • ayaa says:

        sorry to pop your bubble. But there are just a 180 or so F-22s, and no more are coming. And F-22s are so accident prone, they have to be serviced after what, every 2 hours of flight time?

        Check out some info about a RAND Corporation analysis on Raptors vs Flankers. I think it was a exercise called the Pacific Vision or something like that, I’m not sure.

    • Zonda says:

      “The weird F-35 will be the real “rival” of the Su-T50″
      … have to wait till Dec. 2015.

Leave a Reply

  • Random Post