Chkalovsky Airport is situated 15 klometers away from Moscow Ring Road. Valery Chkalov was the first pilot to land a plane there in 1932. It was a bomber TB-3 #311.
‘Runway! Do not enter’.
It is also a major transport base, with the 8th Special Purpose Aviation Division (since 2009-10, the 6991st Air Base) operating the Antonov An-12, An-72, Tupolev Tu-154, Ilyushin Il-76, Il-86VKP and lighter aircrafts, and also helicopters.
Il-18 is a very secure aircraft.
If only we could see the power of Russian Air Forces, not Soviet Air Forces.
An-12 is about to take off.
Good bye, Chkalovsky!
Location: Chkalovsky Airport