Antonov An-38 being held on the brakes as the pilot winds up the engines.
Ilyushin Il-114 of Viborg Airlines takes off on a scheduled flight.
Note the waters of the Black Sea in the background.
Replica Polikarpov I-15bis ready to take off for his routine. The authentic wartime
camouflage spoiled only by the 'Rusavia' sponsor's titles and the civil
registration FLA RF02089.
I-15bis taxying back in - helped by the ground crew as the pilot has
no differential braking to steer with!
Antonov An-24 support aircraft of the Ukrainian engine manufacturer, Motor Sich.
Another support aircraft - this time a Yak-40 from Beriev.
SM-92 Finist fitted with a turboprop engine, wingtip tanks and large wheels.
Antonov An-74 in military colours on the main ramp at Gelendzhik airport.
The flying boat base is down in the bay - just below the An-74's nose.
Visiting Mi-8 helicopter.
Kamov Ka-27PS up at the main airport.
Ka-27PS from Sevastapol on SAR duty. Sasha the pilot, let me sit in it ....
Your's truly in the Helix.
A thunderstorm had just passed through - so I tried to capture the rainbow
for some 'artistic' shots.
Another Mi-8 of Komiavia.
View along the rain-soaked ramp with a lineup of Kuban Airline's Yak-42's.
Smart looking Yak-40 on the ramp at Krasnodar.
Another Yak-40 - this one wearing 'Iyuzhni Express' titles.
Kuban Airlines Yak-42 of the type in which we were going to fly back to
Moscow in a short while.
Tu-154B-2 of Aeroflot - Don.
Kuban Airlines An-24.
Another Kuban An-24.
Dilapidated Ilyushin Il-14.
Mil Mi-8 in the same colours as the Komiavia example but with 'PANH' titles.
Currently the world's largest helicopter - the mighty Mil Mi-26.
Resident An-2 - note the fittings under the fuselage for crop-dusting work.