16 August 2005
Ivanovo-Svernyi, Russia, 610th
Transport Aviation Museum
Plaque on the wall of the Mueum of Military Transport Aviation (VTA),
Inside the VTA museum - a large mural showing their proud history and a
huge model An-124 Ruslan.
The three 'gate guards' outside the museum - Il-14, An-2 & Li-2.
'Standard' transport variant of the Cub - the An-12B
Interesting exhibit - An-12PPS - electronic warfare variant with
aerials & pods. Love those purple props!
The workhorse of the VTA - the Il-76 'Candid'
Short-range turboprop twin - the An-26 'Curl'
The big daddy of them all - the enormous An-22 'Cock'.
Ivanovo-Yasyunikha - Sports Airfield
The Yak-52 starting up - ready to take one intrepid member of our
Immaculate Ka-26 - the owner kindly removed all the covers and allowed
us free access to his machine.
Fly-by of the Yak-52 - I'm glad I stayed on the ground!
Yak-18T arriving to take three joyriders.
Hiding in the long grass was this Zlin Trener - disguised as a Lufwaffe
Bf-109? for some reason.
Yak-52 taxying out with Brian in the back seat - I'm not sure what he
is trying to indicate ??
Interesting local mod to a Blanik glider - turning it into a motor
Cool Dude - local sports pilot taxying out in his Yak-55 for some aero
This is about as adventurous as I get these days - posing in the
pilot's seat of the Ka-26.