Monday, September 13, 2010

Firepower on water and in the air

Gydroaviasalon is an international air show on hydro-aviation held in Russia. It's held every even year since 1996 on a seashore at Gelendzhik. The event alternates with MAKS Air Show on general aviation, which is held in odd years. The air show draws special attention to amphibious aircraft and seaplanes, ship-based aircraft, fire-fighting aviation, missiles and sea-based space systems, search-and-rescue aviation, sea ecological monitoring aviation, navigation equipment, small ships, launches and yachts, Wing-In-Ground effect (WIG) crafts. Aircraft such as Beriev Be-200, A-40, Be-12P-200 and Be-103 are frequently shown at this show.