Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

The first day of the show.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

The huge Airbus A380 makes an impression.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

The MiG-29OVT starts the flight program.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

The widely promoted Sukhoi Superjet 100.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Helicopters continue the program.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

The Be-200 pours out painted water.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

The Frenchmen arrived in the evening.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

The second day of the show.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2

23 thoughts on “Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 2”

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  2. 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. 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”

  4. 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.

  5. 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….

  6. 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.

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