Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Having been carefully examined by policemen three (!) times, you finally find yourself among turbines, propellers and landing gear.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The first beauty on which you fix your eyes is the Airbus A380.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The two-storey liner arrived here from France.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Russian military equipment.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The aircraft are very hard to photograph as all of them are behind a high fence.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

However, if you try hard enough, it’s even possible to take a pic of the deadly stuffing of these fighters.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The exposition of helicopters is worth seeing as well.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Who said that girls were not allowed to be at the wheel?

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

American aviation.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Soldiers on duty near the cargo aircraft.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

An American combat bunny.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Small aviation.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Some exhibits are assembled by ordinary people.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Who knows, maybe in the near future every respectable family will have such an aircraft in its garage. For going to picnics, for example.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Exhibits are presented not only on the street but also inside exhibition halls.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The A380 is graceful and majestic. It’s hard to imagine how such a huge object can turn so easily.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Helicopters and fighters are an integral part of the show. You must be prepared for the very loud sounds produced by aircraft.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The Russian giant An-124 Ruslan.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The helicopter of the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defense Ка-32 А.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The new Tu-204 from the outside.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

And from the inside.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Russian military helicopters.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

The Tu-154.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011

Private aviation. The Piper Meredian.

14 thoughts on “Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011”

  1. compared to MAKS-2011 airshow, the french one called “paris – le bourget airshow 2011” that was held last june was just some lame weak garbage! it didn’t even have one third of exhibits/aircrafts that are featured in this airshow in russia.

  2. The Buran is an indication of Russian aviation in general. It is able to put up some show piece units. However, it is a shell of what it once was. That picture is the most striking example I have seen to date. It suns it up perfectly.

  3. @testicules: The Buran is a symbol of expensive waste of resources. As well as the grounded American Shuttles. That’s why the Americans now pay for a lift to space in reliable Soyuz.

      • HA HA HA!! Genetic make up?? Baby got upset again? Your astronauts will have to enjoy SOYUZ rides for a long, long time. Please, you have to inform NASA! Ask about their “genetic makeup”, or for some candies, Lol!…

    • Was a high school teacher in there? No? For the moment Soyuz doesn’t have the same tragic quality of your explosive shuttles.

    • We inform that the accidented Soyuz was an unmanned supply craft. NASA informs that no Americans exploded today over the Atlantic.

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