You have already seen the process of preparation for the great air show MAKS-2011 in the previous post. And now the exhibition is finally open and we have a chance to see many photos of majestic aircraft from all over the world.
This year’s Moscow air show is anniversary, it is held for the tenth time. About 800 companies from 40 countries take part in it. It is anticipated that the exhibition will be visited by more than half a million visitors and spectators. And organizers hope that the total sum of contracts will exceed $ 10 billion.
Having been carefully examined by policemen three (!) times, you finally find yourself among turbines, propellers and landing gear.
The first beauty on which you fix your eyes is the Airbus A380.
The two-storey liner arrived here from France.
Nearby, you can see a tiny aircraft named the Cri Cri. This is the smallest airplane in the world. It runs on electricity and can be in the air for up to 30 minutes. Though its pilot has to stick to a diet.
Another beauty – the Boeing Dreamliner. It can be easily called the new step in aircraft building since it’s made of such a material which lets it save 20% of fuel in flight.
Both liners are large laboratories inside. There are no rows of passenger seats and any other evidence of the comfort elements of a compartment. To get inside is really difficult. Only “vip” quests are allowed to do this.
Russian military equipment.
The aircraft are very hard to photograph as all of them are behind a high fence.
However, if you try hard enough, it’s even possible to take a pic of the deadly stuffing of these fighters.
The exposition of helicopters is worth seeing as well.
Who said that girls were not allowed to be at the wheel?
Soldiers on duty near the cargo aircraft.
An American combat bunny.
Some exhibits are assembled by ordinary people.
Who knows, maybe in the near future every respectable family will have such an aircraft in its garage. For going to picnics, for example.
Exhibits are presented not only on the street but also inside exhibition halls.
The A380 is graceful and majestic. It’s hard to imagine how such a huge object can turn so easily.
Helicopters and fighters are an integral part of the show. You must be prepared for the very loud sounds produced by aircraft.
The Russian giant An-124 Ruslan.
The helicopter of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense Ка-32 А.
The new Tu-204 from the outside.
And from the inside.
Russian military helicopters.
Private aviation. The Piper Meredian.