AeroVolga’s legendary amphibious aircraft founder, engineer, and aircraft manufacturer; Sergey Alafinov with his Husky; Lucky. Kransyi airport (UWWQ), Samara, Russia.
A few members of the official welcoming delegation at the Siberian Capital of Novosibirsk’s city airport, Gorodskoy (UNCC). Front and center are Russian Aviation Oligarch; Andrew Melnikov. His company Mag Aero (http://magaero.ru) operates a fleet of Cessna 172’s specializing in: “Romantic Flights”!
Various planes I spotted in Russia
A flying trip across Russia would not be complete without a swim in the Volga River. My host for this historic event is none other than the famous Sea Plane designer and Test Pilot for AeroVolga; Dmitriy Suslakov. His latest masterpiece, the Boery. A two-place, Rotax-powered amphibious LSA (light sport aircraft). An avid fly fisherman, […]
When you give two Russian Flight Instructors Carrabelle Flying Club T-shirts you get a bottle of Beluga Vodka in return. Aero Region Training, Myachkovo Airport (UUBM) Russia.
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Evgeny Kabanov and Alexey Bvevich choppered in from Moscow today in Evgeny’s Robertson R66 Helicopter to my temporary Russian base at Konakovo to discuss the operation of General Aviation Aircraft in Russia. Evgeny operates Makgas.com which provides permits and handling services for General Aviation Aircraft and Alexey is Chief of the Russian Main Air Traffic Management Centre. […]
Far North Aviation at Wick Airport, Scotland is operated by Adrienne and her son Ben. The building is the original control tower that served the No. 18 Group, RAF Coastal Command in WWII. The home base of flying officer Michael F. Suckling spotted the German battleship, Bismarck, from his Supermarine Spitfire. Even the original hangars […]
While en route from Iqaluit, Nunavut to Reykjavik, Iceland the Electroair electronic ignitions system partially failed causing a rough running engine. Not what you want over the North Atlantic. Parts are on the way and should be here Friday, July 9th. Omar Bjarnason is the technical manager at Flugverk elf and has been very helpful […]