9 Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Posted on September 1, 2011 by team

We have visited the MAKS show more than once ( Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), but there are still many pictures to share. Let's go back to the show.


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Police controlled the entrance and made the examination.

Every two years the event attracts a huge number of visitors for the demonstration of civil and military aircrafts both on land and in the air.

Dangerous things like canned beans or sardines in tomato sauce were taken away at the examination. All necessary items were sold at the airfield by astronomical prices.

The sad TU-144 meets visitors at the entrance.

The most important and interesting thing consisted of two parts: the demonstration of equipment and the flight program. One day would hardly be enough to see everything.

The handsome airbus A 380 stood alone.

The aerobatic team "Strizhi" ( swifts).

The giant airbus rose to the sky.

Then the American F-15 started doing turns.

It demonstrated the Prandtl–Glauert singularity, when a cloud around an aircraft appears for a moment.


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9 Responses to “Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4”

  1. George Johnson says:

    That A-10 is an amazing machine. I love it.

    It’s amazing they can build those jet engines like that. “OK, I think we just need one more little tube connecting this to that and we’ll be done!” Factory’s like refinery’s freak me out too. Pipes everydamnwhere!

  2. testicules says:

    The amazing thing is that old ari frames like the B-52 and the old Bear are still flying and viable platforms for combat today

  3. Archy Bunka says:

    A. Bunka here. The Airbus a380 is a beautiful plane that will go down in history as a flying white elephant. Boeing market research predicted there was a market for perhaps 300 of these behemoth’s, and today there about 250 orders for them. It will lose money, just like the SST lost money.

  4. Musa says:

    Fantastic Photos, Thanks for sharing – all of them. ;)

  5. commissar paul says:

    Awesome pics! Thanks very much. Good to see Russian and USA aircraft in “peaceful coexistence”. Just think what an aviation development joint venture could be between the USA and Russia.

  6. John says:

    How long has this air show been running? Is it always in Russia? And how long has US military been a part of it?

    • ayaa says:

      The first MAKS show was held in 1993. Ever since then its been held once every two years. It’s always in Russia, just on the outskirts of Moscow.

  7. j pigden says:

    A B52 pilot once told me they have to adjust the weight and balance every year. It seems there are hundreds of wires and pipes that no one understands but no one will remove any of them in case they are important. The original developers have moved on and no one is quite sure about the diagrams left behind!

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