April 17, 2017
Zhukovsky. 12 April – Air Display Teams of the Russian Aerospace Forces (RAF) will be performing at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2017. This decision has been made by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.
The demonstration flights carried out by famous air display teams will become a high point of this salon. For the first time, the visitors of MAKS will have a chance to see team aerobatics of the“Russian Knights”performed with advanced fighter aircrafts Su-30SM. A joint program by the “Russian Knights” and the “Swifts”, as well as a unique demonstration by the “Russian Falcons” will also be presented.
According to the plans of MAKS-2017 organizers, the most spectacular flight program will be presented on Sunday, the 23rd of July.
A ground static exhibition attracts intense interest of visitors. In 2017, the visitors of MAKS will have a chance to see fighter aircrafts MiG-29SMT, Su-30SM, Su-35S, a training and combat military aircraft Yak-130, a front line bomber Su-34, missile-carrier bombers Tu-160, Tu-95MS, Tu-22M3, a long-range radar detection aircraft A-50U, aircrafts An-30B, L-410UVP-E20, as well as transport helicopters Mi-8AMTS-VA, Mi-8MTV5-1, Mi-26, attack helicopters Mi-28N, Mi-35, K-52 and a trainer helicopter ANSAT-U.
The Russian Aerospace Forces have long been the participants of MAKS air shows. Thanks to many years of cooperation with the RAF, the International Aviation and Space Salon have become not only a major business event, but also a landmark event insocial and political life of the country, allowing to successfully meet the challenges of youth patriotic education.