75 years of the Air Force in the Far East – the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Last weekend I visited a festival dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the Air Force in the Far East, it was the celebration of the founding of the 11th Army stationed in the region. Russian blogger went there and here is thestory he brought back:

When I was 15, I dreamed of becoming a pilot, but I would have never became a pilot because of my bad health, but aviation theme is interesting to me even now, so when the day «X» came I went to the airport with a camera.

You need to go three kilometers to the platform where an aircraft technique stands; there is nothing bad as there was organized bus service just for those who do not like to walk. But in order to take the bus you had to stand in queue, but it is minor compared to the fact that there are no toilets and no points of water sales throughout the route and there are hundreds of people! Is it difficult to organize these stationary items? If you don’t know how to do this then call merchants they will teach you.

 

Let’s go deeper into the history, 2012 – the celebration of 100 years of the Air Force in Russia, photos from the same airport in Khabarovsk – http://golovko.livejournal.com/112978.html

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

A lot of people arrived by car, as a result all the yards around turned into temporary parking.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

I did not want to risk and arrived on a bicycle and after all I was very happy that preferred the bike to the car.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Half way to the area with aircrafts and helicopters looked that way.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

People are getting into the bus

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

One brave grandfather decided to cheat and climbed over the fence, the attempt has been successful!

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Approximately on the half way it was possible to stop and take a look at technique.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

I looked at the airplanes and drove to the next area; it was somewhere around two kilometers from us. Along the road people were hiding from the sun – there is no water and toilets.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Along the way we discovered a cemetery of planes, one of Aeroflot on the right is really interesting.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

On the way to the main platform there is the first toilet!

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

When there were two hundred meters to the finish line an opportunity to shorten the route appeared, and a lot of people used it.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

At the airfield a lot of souvenirs, pastries, water, barbecues! Barbeque costed 300 rubles.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

The most interesting thing is that just after a couple of hours, all queues have disappeared, this happened after the performance of flight group “Sokoly”

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Su-35 Ivan Gorbunov – named after Soviet pilot, a hero of the Soviet Union!

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

After the show of paratroopers SOKOLY appeared!

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Pilots helped children to climb into the cockpit, many planes and helicopters were open to all who wish to visit them.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Helped to climb into the cockpit? Pick up the phone and make photo for instagram)

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

The military set up tents where anyone could pass a test of aptitude for military service and could immediately sign up for the contract service.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Looked at airplanes and went home!

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Some people went through a hole in the fence, though later the soldiers stand in the place and stopped people there.

75 years of the Air Force in the Far East - the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights

Overall I enjoyed everything; I did not want to bore you with listings of aircrafts. Thanks for your attention

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6 thoughts on “75 years of the Air Force in the Far East – the air show, aircraft exhibition and Insights”

  1. -It is so amazing how truly large these airframes are when people are standing next to them. The Mi-26 is a beast and even the SU-27 looks more like a heavy bomber than a sleek fighter. Question: is the last picture on page 26 a jet powered snow blower/melter?
    -I appreciate the pictures but I would be more inclined to pay a few bucks per year if each photo had a small description of what it was rather than just general text.

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