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Volume 1: The X-15 Page 2

Back To Page 1   Reading the recollections of Mr. Thompson as he relives his experiences during the X-15 project is like stepping into a bar and pulling up a chair to listen to some good old fashioned “hangar flying”. Thompson keeps the subject matter interesting (as if it weren’t interesting enough!) by regaling us […]

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Volume 1: The X-15

by Chris “BeachAV8R” Frishmuth Inspiration comes in many forms. When I was a kid my first exposure to aviation was sitting at a fence at an Air Force base in Korea and watching with awe as a U-2 spy plane took-off and climbed away into the stratosphere. Since that time I’ve collected and devoured hundreds of […]

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A Visit to the Russian Bear Page 6

Back To Page 5   Strizhi Flaring Strizhi Quattro Strizhi Su-27UB Kozchur Su-30MKM Su-30MKM Weapons Panzyr My day ended like it began — in a massive traffic jam. But I feel confident to say that everyone who’s been at MAKS will return again. It is definitely worth the effort. In addition, you could extend your […]

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A Visit to the Russian Bear Page 4

Back To Page 3   Surprise! Flight Simulators One of the more interesting specials of the show was the strong tie-in that 1C Games Company had managed to build. Running their own large exhibition hall with tons of playable demos set up, I got my first “hands-on” time in the new “Black Shark” expansion for […]

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A Visit to the Russian Bear Page 3

Back To Page 2   Among the “usual suspects” in the flying display you will find two well-known Russian teams: “Strizhi” (Swallows) in their MiG-29s, and the “Russian Knights” in their Su-27s based out of Kubinka Air Field. The Flanker is definitely the largest aircraft I ever saw doing team aerobatics, and it’s impressive as […]

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A Visit to the Russian Bear Page 2

Back To Page 1   What You Get Once you’ve sorted out the Russian road traffic (slightly insane, includes things like cars going off the highway into the grass passing traffic jams and creating new ones), tickets, schedules and the security check at the entrance, you won’t regret the effort it took to get into […]

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A Visit to the Russian Bear

Moscow Aviation Salon (MAKS) 2007 Travel Report by Guest Writer Helmut “RSColonel_131st” Skrdla   The World Has Become a Smaller Place If you don’t believe that, consider the following: Only 15 years ago, I would have been captured and vanished to never been seen again — or just simple shot on sight for being at the […]

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