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23 Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Posted on August 22, 2011 by team

As you already know MAKS-2011 opened its doors on the 16th of August. The main novelties of this event became the largest passenger aircraft Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Many pictures of the show are after the jump.

The first day of the show.

The huge Airbus A380 makes an impression.

Though the An-124 Ruslan standing opposite with an opened mouth seems no smaller.

In the background of its neighbors, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner looks quite modest.

Still it’s the first aircraft designed entirely on computer. Its developers emphasize that they didn’t spend a single roll of drawing paper while designing the 787.

The MiG-29OVT starts the flight program.

The US military men watch the acrobatic rolls in the sky. The MiG 29 is able to turn around in the air and perform complex maneuvers that usual fighters are not able to perform.

The widely promoted Sukhoi Superjet 100.

The pilot of the Antonov-158 who apparently adopted the manner of landing from the Superjet nearly crowned the flight with disaster. The aircraft leaned to the left having torn the rear landing gear off the ground.

The smallest manned aircraft Cri-Cri is barely seen on the runway. Its weight is amazing, only 140 kg.

After the smallest aircraft it’s the turn of the largest one, the Airbus A380.

Slow and ponderous, it looks like an elephant in the air. It slowly turns around flying over the field and it seems it’s about to collapse.

To everybody’s surprise, it has a fairly short running start and very quiet engines.

Helicopters continue the program.

The Be-200 pours out painted water.

The Americans get off the ground being accompanied by energetic music.

The fast F-15 Eagle rushes in the stormy sky.

The F-15 seems to be significantly faster than all Russian combat aircraft, though less maneuvering.

It set a record which is still not broken by any other plane. It reached the height of 4 km in 10 seconds.

The multi-purpose fighter Su-37 and the front-line bomber Su-34.

The Frenchmen arrived in the evening.

The trainer Yak-130 showed nothing special and quickly flew away.

The second day of the show.

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23 Responses to “Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2”

  1. commissar paul says:

    I never miss your site. Thanks for terrific pics!

    Please do not change to a softcore porno site. Too many pics of half naked women.

    More pics please of Russian life and military pics.

    My best regards

    Commissar Paul USA

  2. Yojimbo says:

    Some of the USAF planes flew very far the B-52H is from Minot AFB in North Dakota the F-15E is from Lakenheath AB England the F-16 is from Avanio AB Italy and I see the tail of a C-130 from Ramestein AB Germany the C-5 is either from Dover AFB in Delaware or Travis AFB California(I cant read the tail)the A-10 is from Spanghalem AB Germany.

  3. Chico says:

    That SU-34 is a cool looking plane. Badass!!

  4. Chico says:

    And Russian airforce knows how to paint a cool cammo-scheme

  5. Musa says:

    Ooo… I love air shows and this looked like a great one. Thanks for sharing those fantastic shots. :)

  6. Otis R. Needleman says:

    Great pictures! Thanks!

  7. Uncledoh says:

    awesome! that is a truly “grandiose” airshow!

    Certainly not like the aviation “feria” of the local aeroclub that was held in paris, so called lebourget “airshow”

  8. Gen. Electric says:

    American and Russian fighters are the most beautiful machines, and the best around. The Su-Ta50 looks very cool in its introduction. The B-52 and the Airbus are impressive. Even the French Rafale is nice. I didn’t see the Eurofighter, though. Amazing show and pics.

  9. moo says:

    Man Sukhoi can make some sexy planes the T-50 is just so good looking.

  10. mukmika says:

    The next best thing to being at the show is great pictures. Well done!

  11. Sean says:

    The guy who painted Russian supersonic bombers should suffer long-lasting diarrhea. How is that possible such beautiful peace of Hi-Tech multimillion dollars machinery painted so poorly? I mean, common! Seriously….

  12. komar says:

    Danke Freunde für diese schönen perfekten Fotos.
    cpacivo!
    Grüße aus Brandenburg-Germani

  13. neblogenso says:

    Thank you for these amazing photos! The photographer must have used super objectives as well as some amazing skills. It’l do for a fine desktop wallpaper.

  14. Mick says:

    Really enjoyed your Photos you put a lot of effort into it and time thankyou for posting them

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