Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Police controlled the entrance and made the examination.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

The sad TU-144 meets visitors at the entrance.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

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.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

The handsome airbus A 380 stood alone.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

The aerobatic team “Strizhi” ( swifts).

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

The giant airbus rose to the sky.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Then the American F-15 started doing turns.

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

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

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4

9 thoughts on “Grandiose Air Show MAKS-2011. Part 4”

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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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