Thursday 15 November 2012

 Zhuhai Airshow

All photos © Ken Duffey

AVIC/Cirrus Jets Vision SJ50 at the entrance.

Another AVIC/Cirrus Jets aircraft - the Primus 150.

Down on the ramp - the Il-76 Russian Knights support aircraft.

Xian H-6 derivative of the Russian Tu-16 bomber.

Freighted in from the Beijing Xiaotangshan Museum - the Shenyang J-6, developed from the MiG-19.

MiG-15 - supplied by the USSR.

Xian JH-7 'Flying Leopard'

Shenyang J-8DF

Chengdu J-10 in the markings of the 1st August aerobatic team.

Pakistan AF JF-17 Thunder

Shijianzhuang built Y5-B - a Chinese An-2.

Harbin Z-9W.

Unknown type from the Xiaotangshan museum.

Nanchang CJ-5 Primary Trainer

Replica of a Vought V-65-C1 Corsair of the KMT - captured by the Red Army in February 1930 and named 'Lenin'.

Wing Loong UAV.

Anonymous display - looking like a wind-tunnel model of the Hongdu L-15 trainer.

Avic/Cirrus SR 20 light aircraft.

Avicopter AC-311.

AVIC HO 300 light amphibian.

Pakistan AF JF-17 being prepared for flight.

Harbin Y-12F - with new fuselage, engines and retractable undercarriage.

Bombardier CL-600-2B19 Challenger 850

Bombardier BD 100 Challener 300

Bombardier BD-700-1A10 Global 6000

Eurocopter EC225 of the Nanhai No.1 Rescue Flying Service.

Beechcraft King Air C90GTX.

Dassault Falcon 7X

Bombardier CL-600-2B16 Challenger 605.

Raytheon Beechjet 400A.

Cessna 208 Caravan.


Sukhoi Superjet 100 of Yakutia Airlines.

Boeing Stearman of the Breitling Wingwalkers team.

Pilatus PC-12

Sunward Aurora light aircraft.

AVIC/Cirrus SR22.

Rotorway A600 Talon - kit helicopter.

Bell 429 Global Ranger.

Sichuan Airlines Airbus A-320

How the other half live..... Piaggio P.180 II and Ferraris.

If it comes with those flight attendants, I'll take one!

Seabird Aviation SB7L-360A

In the display halls - a model of the the Shenyang J-31 Stealth Fighter - for export.

CH-802 small UAV

CH-901 UAV model.

CH-91 UAV.


CH-92 UAV.

Back on the ramp - CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co. AW109S.

Eurocopter 130B4

Wetaero M6 Mermaid.

Aerospatiale 350B3 Ecureuil.

Sikorsky S-76C-2

1st August team taxying out for their display.......

....J-10 twin seater.

High Alfa pass trailing smoke.

Underside view.

Breitling Team Aero L-39 taxying out.

Breitling display.

Su-27 'spare' aircraft of the Russian Knights ready to go....


Su-27 in Russian Knights colours.

Singleton trailing vortex's

Su-27UB squeezing the damp air.

More vortex's from the camouflaged Su-27.

Breitling Stearman and wing walker.

Waving to the crowd.

Pretty girls in front of the exhibits - an Enstrom helicopter.

They were pretty - but they did get in the way of photographs.

AVIC/Cirrus SR22.

Glasair Aviation Sportsman GS-2.

Happy Gyro Aviation Club Gyrocopter.

Another Rotorway A600 Talon

Sea Max Light Sport amphibian from Brazil.

Cool plane - hot pilot. Diamond Star DA40.


Colyaer Freedom S-100 from Spain.

The KJ-200 didn't move from its spot throughout the show.

PAKAF JF-17 being put to bed after their 'no-show'.

The Z8 took off and circled - but the cloudbase was too low for the parachutists.

Nanchang K8 in the static park.

Whose job is more important ???

©Ken Duffey

November 2012