First view of the flightline from the security checkpoint - not a lot under leaden skies.
Our old friend, the Be-200ChS belonging to MChS.
Mi-8MTV-1 of MChS - the pilot of which let us look inside.
Recently restored Yak-32 - single seat aerobatic variant of the.....
..... tandem two-seat Yak-30. These two have recently been restored and flown by Modern Aviation Technologies.
This is a mockup of a small jet trainer project from Modern Aviation Technologies, called the SR-10.
The mighty An-22 is very difficult to photograph.......without anyone getting in the way!!!
Roll-Royce/Allison engined Kamov Ka-226.....
....next to a Ka-226T powered by a more powerful Turbomeca Arrius.
Mighty 'Cock' dominating the static display..........
...... makes the Tu-160 'Blackjack' look positively small !
Another welcome operational military visitor was this Beriev A-50U.
Note the badge of the 2457th AWACS Base at Ivanovo-Severnyy.
The blanked-off nose glazing and gold-plated cockpit windows are evident in this view.
Tu-95MS named after the City of Samara.
Brand new Mi-8MTV-5 - entering service in small numbers.
The wheeled utility variant of the Ansat has been selected for the training role.
Each year, the Kamov Ka-60 gets a new paint job......
Definitive version of the Yak-130 is now in production.....
.... and now features a built-in boarding ladder.
There was another example of the Yak-130 further down the flightline.
Upgraded Su-25M from Lipetsk...
Another Lipetsk visitor - the Su-24M.
MiG-29SMT from Lipetsk.
First 'operational' Su-34 - again from Lipetsk.
Su-30MKK - retained by Sukhoi as a trials machine.
Rather forlorn Tu-334 - still waiting for its first order.
Radar testbed Il-114.
MiG-29K in Indian Navy colours.
Russian Air Force An-124 'Ruslan'.
This recently refurbished Tu-144 is planned to be mounted on a gantry over the main entrance to Zhukovsky.
Mockup of the Ilyushin 'Multi-purpose Transport Aircraft'.
This model of the 'Spasatel' (Rescuer) ekranoplan was on display - not sure why?
Eight lift/cruise engines on the Spasatel.
Another ekranoplan model - this time the A-90 'Orlyonok' (Sea Eagle).
The huge Brahmos missile underneath a model of a Su-30MKI.
SAP 518 self-protection jammer....
Opening the flying display were these four Su-27's - flown by instructors from the Combat Training Centre at Lipetsk
Note the false canopies painted on the undersides.
MiG-29SMT taxiing out for his display slot....
New 'splinter' camo.
Two L-39's of the 'Baltic Bees' Aerobatic Team.
The Blatic Bees are a Latvian-based privately-owned team.
United Aircraft Corporation/Sukhoi Superjet 100 taxiing out......
....followed by the company-owned Su-30MKI......
..... and the first prototype of the Su-35......
Now that Sukhoi and MiG are 'united', the MiG-29OVT joined the display.......
....along with the MiG-35 prototype.
The UAC 'gaggle' breaks formation for their individual displays - from left to right,
MiG-29OVT, Su-30MKI, Superjet-100, Su-35 and MiG-35.
Su-30MKI & MiG-29OVT.
Su-30MKI creating vortices in the damp air.
Su-30MKI landing after his display.
The Superjet is a pretty looking airliner.................
.....even in landing configuration.
The Su-35 flew a rather 'tame' routine - with no obvious use of thrust vectoring.
He was constrained by the poor weather.
On landing he made a very short curved approach.....
....but cleaned it all up before touchdown. On another day he apparently made a heavy landing on the starboard wheel !!
Tiny I-15bis nestling under the protective wing of the huge An-124.
Baltic Bee being towed back to its hive.
Yak-130 with smoke from the Italian AF Aerobatic Team - Frecce Tricolori - in the background.
I wonder how long it will be before the Frecce are equipped with the Yak-130's 'rival' - the M-346 'Master'?
Second prototype Su-35 fully 'tooled up'.
Mi-8AMT of the Russian Customs Service.
Ulan-Ude built Mi-171....
...next to a Kazan-built Mi-17V-5. Note the different nose shapes and glazing.
Kazan helicopter Ansat.
Send in the Cavalry !!!!!
At last !!! The An-22 with no-one around it !!!
An-140-100 of Yakutia.
SibNIA Airlines Yak-40 still attracting the crowds.
Aircraft disposal - Tu-22M2 being reduced to scrap. Great idea for a model diorama.....
'Black Raven' - Spaceplane Project - or flight of fantasy??
All Photos Copyright Ken Duffey