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Old 17th Mar 2012, 05:44   #61 (permalink)
 
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A reminder for May:



Russian News:

Ka52 Aligator Down

US Senators tell RasPutin "Keep arming Syria and we'll chop $1bn Mi17 order"

Private Flying only recently legalised in Russia

Georgia protests deployment of Russian helicopter regiment

Blades Over Russia:


Mi35 and Mi24 over Russia in March 2012. Image taken from Mi24 (Photo: Alex Beltyukov)
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Coffee there, Sav?
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Old 17th Mar 2012, 08:20   #63 (permalink)
 
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Si, assolutamente 9A+ .. and maybe with a little something to accompany the coffee.

Regarding the photo above, should read 'taken from Mi35' (the fixed undercarriage on the photo-ship is a bit of a give away).
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suppose water

Now my turn....


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When did the Russians start using `mushroom` type intakes on their helos,and are they electrically heated ,or hot-air heated..?
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Old 17th Mar 2012, 23:19   #66 (permalink)
 
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Dont forget this one too we have a british team competing and a few HCGB members are flying over in their helicopters

i myself is looking forward to it will be a nice trip
and the chance to fly in russia too

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Organizers

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale

The Federation Aeronautique Internationale, FAI — The World Air Sports Federation, was founded in 1905.
It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organisation with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide, ratifying world and continental records and coordinating the organization of international competitions.
After a century of steady growth, FAI is now an organisation of some 100 member countries, forming a strong network linking all those who participate in air sports worldwide.
What FAI does.
FAI activities include the establishment of rules for the control and certification of world aeronautical and astronautical records. FAI establishes regulations for air sporting events which are organised by member countries throughout the world. FAI also promotes skill, proficiency and safety in aeronautics. FAI confers medals, diplomas and other awards to those who have contributed to the achievement of these aims as well as for work done in the restoration of old aircraft.
In achieving these goals, FAI brings together people who take part in air sports from all over the world. They share the delight of gliding, the excitement of parachuting and ballooning, the fun of flying microlights and exercise their skill in aerobatics.
Within the framework of FAI, each air sport has an International Commission which is responsible formaking the rules for competitions and which generally oversees the activies of their particular air sport.
All FAI Contests, Championships and Record Setting activities are conducted under the direction of the FAI Air Sport Commissions.
Regulations, rules or recommendations which have been accepted by the Commissions during their annual meetings are followed up by the delegates themselves at the national level and with Member-countries which need help developing their air sports.
The Federation of Aeronautical Sports of Russia
The Federation of Aeronautical Sports of Russia (FAS of Russia) is an All-Russia public organisation which was founded in January 1992 at the constituent conference of Russian air sports community and is a cessionary of the FAS of the USSR. The FAS of Russia was registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on July 30, 1992, № 1136. According to the Russian Federation legislation the Federation was re-registered under the same number on January 23, 1998.
The main statutory objectives of the Federation are: assistance in giving boost for massive air sport development; reaching high levels of air sport achievement; youth involvement in air sports; career guidance; patriotic upbringing of youth; active representation of Russia on the FAI.
The FAS of Russia carries out activities in more than half of the Russian Federation Subjects where it has its structural subdivisions such as branches, departments, representations. The organisation comprises nine all-Russia Aeronautical Sport Federations:
- Aerobatics;
- Aeromodelling;
- Amateur aviators;
- Ballooning;
- Gliding;
- Microlight;
- Parachuting;
- Rotorcraft;
- Spacemodelling
along with several regional public organisations. The Federation has a membership of more than 2000.
The FAS of Russia has been a member of the Russian Olympic Committee since 1995 and an active member of the FAI since 2001. In accordance with the FAI Statutes, By-Laws and Sporting Code the FAS of Russia is responsible for controlling aeronautical sports activities across Russia in cooperation with the relevant state government bodies for aviation and cosmonautics.
The Federation Aeronautique Internationale
The Federation Aeronautique Internationale, FAI — The World Air Sports Federation, was founded in 1905.
It is a non-governmental and non-profit making international organisation with the basic aim of furthering aeronautical and astronautical activities worldwide, ratifying world and continental records and coordinating the organization of international competitions.
After a century of steady growth, FAI is now an organisation of some 100 member countries, forming a strong network linking all those who participate in air sports worldwide.
What FAI does.
FAI activities include the establishment of rules for the control and certification of world aeronautical and astronautical records. FAI establishes regulations for air sporting events which are organised by member countries throughout the world. FAI also promotes skill, proficiency and safety in aeronautics. FAI confers medals, diplomas and other awards to those who have contributed to the achievement of these aims as well as for work done in the restoration of old aircraft.
In achieving these goals, FAI brings together people who take part in air sports from all over the world. They share the delight of gliding, the excitement of parachuting and ballooning, the fun of flying microlights and exercise their skill in aerobatics.
Within the framework of FAI, each air sport has an International Commission which is responsible formaking the rules for competitions and which generally oversees the activies of their particular air sport.
All FAI Contests, Championships and Record Setting activities are conducted under the direction of the FAI Air Sport Commissions.
Regulations, rules or recommendations which have been accepted by the Commissions during their annual meetings are followed up by the delegates themselves at the national level and with Member-countries which need help developing their air sports.
The Federation of Aeronautical Sports of Russia

The Federation of Aeronautical Sports of Russia (FAS of Russia) is an All-Russia public organisation which was founded in January 1992 at the constituent conference of Russian air sports community and is a cessionary of the FAS of the USSR. The FAS of Russia was registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation on July 30, 1992, № 1136. According to the Russian Federation legislation the Federation was re-registered under the same number on January 23, 1998.
The main statutory objectives of the Federation are: assistance in giving boost for massive air sport development; reaching high levels of air sport achievement; youth involvement in air sports; career guidance; patriotic upbringing of youth; active representation of Russia on the FAI.
The FAS of Russia carries out activities in more than half of the Russian Federation Subjects where it has its structural subdivisions such as branches, departments, representations. The organisation comprises nine all-Russia Aeronautical Sport Federations:
- Aerobatics;
- Aeromodelling;
- Amateur aviators;
- Ballooning;
- Gliding;
- Microlight;
- Parachuting;
- Rotorcraft;
- Spacemodelling
along with several regional public organisations. The Federation has a membership of more than 2000.
The FAS of Russia has been a member of the Russian Olympic Committee since 1995 and an active member of the FAI since 2001. In accordance with the FAI Statutes, By-Laws and Sporting Code the FAS of Russia is responsible for controlling aeronautical sports activities across Russia in cooperation with the relevant state government bodies for aviation and cosmonautics.
The Federation of Helicopter Sport of Russia

The Federation of Helicopter Sport of Russia (FHS) is an all-Russia public organisation with departments in 56 regions of Russia. It has over 1 500 members among whom are pilots, judges, representatives of air companies, factories and design bureaus, veterans and all those who are fascinated by the beauty of rotorcraft flying.
The Federation is involved in organisation and holding of helicopter competitions in Russia and abroad, the main purposes of which are development and popularization of helicopter sport, assistance in developing new helicopter technologies, support of the state youth policy promoting sports activities, patriotic upbringing of youth and raise of interest in air sports in Russia.
Helicopter sport is one of the few sports that originated in Russia. In 2008 it celebrated its 50th anniversary. The first Helicopter Championship of the USSR was held in Kaluga in September 1958 and in 1959 the Federation of Helicopter Sport was set up.
44 USSR and 46 Russian Championships, more than 400 town, zonal, departmental and regional competitions have been held over more than 50 years. About 1 000 helicopter pilots have been awarded the title of Master of Sports.
Helicopter sport is one of the most medal-winning air sports cultivated in Russia. Internationally, Russian helicopter pilots have been the best for many years. Russian National Helicopter Team has won World Helicopter Championships 8 times. Russian pilots have been awarded the title of Overall World Champions 9 times. Over the last three decades Russian helicopter teams have won 24 gold, 19 silver and 13 bronze World Championship medals.
DOSAAF of Russia

The all-Russia public-state organisation “The Voluntary Society for Cooperation with the Army, Aviation, and Fleet” (DOSAAF of Russia) is a worthy successor to the renowned OSOAVIAKHIM (The Union of Societies of Assistance to Defence and Aviation-Chemical Construction of the USSR), then DOSAAF of USSR, and later ROSTO (the Russian Defence Sports-Technical Organization). The main objectives of DOSAAF of Russia are assistance in strengthening the country’s defence and national security.
It aims to:
- provide patriotic upbringing of the population;
- help government authorities with the implementation of the national youth policy;
- support educational establishments in teaching population the basics of defence and essentials of military service;
- provide military specialty training to citizens joining the armed forces;
- prepare the population of the country for defence in case of an armed conflict, help former military men maintain the necessary armed skills;
- organize physical training of the population;
- promote air, technical and military application sports as well as technical creativity of the youth in cooperation with other state bodies on physical culture and sport;
- implement other educational activities;
- assist government bodies with defence mobilization preparation;
- execute airborne duty within the unified air search and rescue system.
The Moscow Region Air-Technical Club ROSTO

The autonomous non-profit organisation “The Moscow Region Air-Technical Club ROSTO” (ANPO MRATС ROSTO) was founded in 2000 and started its practical activities in March 2003.
The Aero Club operates 3 fixed wing aircraft
- YaK-52
- EV-9FR
- SPORT-STAR and 2 Mi-2 helicopters.
Since 2003 the Aero Club has logged over 8000 flying hours.
Beginning with 2003 the Aero Club has been actively engaged in the country’s sporting life. In September 2003 the aero club pilots won several medals in the Open Russian Regional Helicopter Championship. In 2004 the aero club sportsmen became winners of the World Stunt Championship and in 2006 they hosted the World Glider Aerobatic Championship.
Club members Galina Shpigovskaya and Ljubov Gubar came second among all-female crews at the World Helicopter Championship in Germany in 2008.
Over the last 8 years the Aero Club has participated in 3 Russian Helicopter Championships, 7 Russian Helicopter Cups and 2 Russian Aerobatics Championships. Three sportsmen were qualified as “Candidate to Master of Sports of Russia” and one as “Master of Sports of Russia”. In 2011 the Aero Club team won the bronze medal at the Russian Helicopter Championship.
The Aero Club has trained 29 fixed wing and helicopter private pilots.
The Moscow Region Air-Technical Club ROSTO has more than once performed flights for the Moscow Region Ministry for Emergency Situations.
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I can't recall ever seeing so many sensors on a helicopter. Way more than the Apache. Must be a pretty busy front office!
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Old 18th Mar 2012, 04:33   #68 (permalink)
 
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9A+ Great shots!

Sycamore: Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than myself will come back to you with an informed response. In the meantime what I can say is that the venerable Mi24 has worn a similar arrangement for many years:


Mi24 with Sycamore's 'mushroom style' air intake covers

MD600: The best of luck to you and the British Team! I suppose there will be more coverage of this as the year progresses.

Shawn, from the previous page:

Quote:
A common perception is that Africa's helicopter forces are in the main ineffectual, a cosmopolitan assortment of Cold War veteran airframes supported by semi-skilled ground and air crews and which, to an extent, is true.

However, there has been rapidly growing interest in the Mi28 with numerous sub-Saharan governments seeking to negotiate purchases and .. crucially .. to buy training programmes that will ensure their effective and ongoing operation. Should these aspirations come to life for any number the relatively impoverished sub-Saharan nations, one could witness their possession, for the first time, of a formidable domestic fireforce in that the capability of the Mi28 exceeds anything they possess at present (mainly the Mi24). Interesting times ahead!
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Old 18th Mar 2012, 08:20   #69 (permalink)
 
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"Mushroom intake" is dust protector (PZU), as everything in Russian helicopters it has anti-icing. "mushroom" itself is electric heated, and rest of the engine with hot air.
To my knowledge, they start using it on Mi-17 and Mi-24.
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Old 18th Mar 2012, 23:02   #70 (permalink)
 
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Eastern design & capabilities in the western world ;-))

Hi there,
just curious about different eastern designs, as i´m not in aviation!

Being fascinated by aviation from my youth on and never been able to get there i´m still in love with it. When i have a look at the russian Heli´s and fixed wings i feel an unusual kind of safety.Does it come only because of my age ( and my love to old aircrafts) or am i right, that these machines are more rugged and reliable? Probably not advisably to the cost of economy!

As aformer camera operator i had been at Aigen, Austria 2002, taping all the stuff and it was fantastic for me!!! Much better than taping the floods around Vienna before and get real wet up to your hips !

So my two little questions: Are there operators of the Ka 226T somewhere in the West? I know that the bigger brother Ka 32 is operated in Switzerland. I´m just fascinated with it´s utility. Would it be operational in our world? I mean the Ka 226T!

Next one is the Su-80! Could it be changed to western standards? Why only 8 functional aircrafts? I love the back ramp and i can´t see an alternative plane with the same usability for short haul and passengers.

This is just my amateur view, please excuse me

Yours, Rainer
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Old 19th Mar 2012, 08:23   #71 (permalink)
 
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Welcome Rainer....

Ka226T still expecting Interstate certification, production
runs in small numbers for local needs in Russia. But design
is more than promising. I see no major reasons against EASA/FAA full non restricted certification.
Except cost issues at EASA, and perhaps political in FAA



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Old 19th Mar 2012, 08:34   #72 (permalink)
 
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Concerning Su 80, development was never finished, there are some non resolved issues with structure behind. During flight
testing, tail structure is "live" and cables for controls are non intentionally "live" too -> non commanded moves of control surfaces.
Last time I talked to KnAAPO they where "crazy" about SSJ
delay. Therefore Su 80 is waiting better times, to be finished.
BTW my suggestion was to switch on another 2 possible (safe) ways
of controls, but Suhoi designers know "the job" better than me
Living in hope too to see second generation of Su80 on MAKS 2013.
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Nice Photos ;-D

9a+, thanks a lot

In the meantime i have a whole collection of photos and all available videos of the KA 226 and the SU 80! Hopefully both will be seen in the future somewhere in the West. "Living structure" does not sound quite nice, let´s see if they can solve that.

Waiting for MAKS 2012 and 2013 !

I can imagine that they are quite busy to get the SSJ certified. Very costly enterprise!

Since a while i´m also following the development of the Evektor EV 55, but not much news there. And one of my favourites, the RI 30 Eaglet, seems to be a stealth fighter. At least if it comes to news about it !


Thanks again, Rainer
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Mi28N '47 Yellow' at an undisclosed location in Russia on 27th April 2012 in the company of an Mi35 and Mi26 '03 Blue' (Photo: Alex Beltyukov)
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Russia WHC

And while we are talking Russia ... any Enstrom 280 or 480, MD 500 series or Schweizer 300C owners out there who would join me participating in the 'freestyle' section of the WHC in August. I guess we're looking at 30 hours flying there & back and would offer to share costs equally. Would also need dedicated insurance for display and run-up display practice. Suggest initial chats by PM then meetings. Regards. Dennis Kenyon.
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hi
were flying a gazelle to the world helicopter championships in august is there any way of getting to look around the mil factory [or any helicopter factory near moscow

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Most of the manufacturing plants are well outside Moscow. Kamov have a design facility near Moscow, but the aircraft are built at either Kumetau or Orenburg.
If you have the spare time, try the aircraft museum at Monino. It is much better than looking round the 1950's era facilities.
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Ansat light multi-purpose helicopter from Kazakh Helicopter Plant


Upgraded Mi26 .. the Mi-26T


RUMAS-10F


Mobile ATC unit


R44


Kamov Ka-62

VIDEO
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Regarding Kamov and certificates, I was wondering one thing.
The one that did get an EASA certificate, is - in Russian - Ka-32A11BC = Ka-32A11VS. The certificate was issued
http://www.easa.europa.eu/certificat...2-08062011.pdf

for an English "Ka-32A11BC", which in fact does not exist? Or am I wrong?

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I thing Portugal has some Ka-32A11BC for governamental purposes... like HEMS (?? WTF??)
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