08:14 on a deserted Gelendzhik ramp - our last day at the show....
This small home-built hovercraft looked rather forlorn.
The jetty was deserted....
The Mi-8 was being prepared for its ferry flight to Krimsk.
This time he banked to starboard away from us - it was still windy though!
Time for a last wander around the pavillion. This model of a Tu-142MRE was on the Beriev stand.
Underside shot of the Tu-142MRE model.
Model of a Beriev Be-114 amphibian project.
The rear end of the Be-114 features a cargo ramp.
The Be-112 Project is similar, but has the engines mounted on the fin. This is a fully working RC model.
Another Bear model - this time a Tu-142MSD with eight anti-ship missiles underwing.
Closeup of the missiles.
Top view of the Tu-142MSD model.
Beriev A-50E with PS-90A turbofans.
Another Beriev Project - the three-seat Be-101.
Finally - a perennial favourite, the massive Be-2500 Ekranoplan/Freighter.
This poster caught my eye - a proposed spaceplane that looks like it is based on a four-engined Su-34.
The central tailboom has a rocket engine - no further details though.....
Back outside as the Strizhi singleton arrives in a cloud of smoke....
He performed a short, but impressive, opening display.
The hovercraft did a routine....
.....while a four-ship of Swifts displayed...
The A-42PE took off.....
....and flew around the bay....
.... looking quite impressive against the mountainous backdrop.
The morning finished off with the usual drops by the two Be-200ChS water bombers.
Been there- done that !!