For my vacation I went a few days to Moscow with the Aeroprints aviation tour agency.
09AUG Domodedovo (includes airside)
10AUG Sheremetyevo (includes airside)
10AUG Vnukovo (includes VARZ400)
13AUG Saint Petersburg - Pulkovo
13AUG general aviation around Saint Petersburg
14AUG general aviation around Saint Petersburg
Once this former airport was intended as an aviation museum. That was before
project developers came in and waved a big stash of money. Now the museum is
gone and lots of apartment buildings spring up left and right.
But before we went to Khodynka we made a short stop at a park in Novogireyevo, one of Moscow's suburbs. In here there is a plane that at first glance appears to be a Tu-134. Looks can be deceiving though, this is in fact a Tu-124A. It's the prototype that would lead to the (once) ubiquitous Tu-134. Another very rare item of aviation history that has been "preserved" rather differently then commonly seen in the west.
If the Tu-124A is not enough to make you sad, look at the state the Khodynka collection is in. What will happen with the collection is anyone´s guess. But considering the condition of the collection I don´t think many of the planes will be preserved.
The organisor of the trip was not quite keen on us visiting here for reasons that are not really clear to me. Apparanty there was no place to park the bus, but considering the large sports center opposite the park that excuse seemed quite cheap. Regardless, it was decided by majority vote to stay here for a while anyway. Just half an hour though. And we did not have access to the park. We were told it was closed, but while we did not find the entrance (due to lack of time), we did see several visitors inside. So all photos seen here where taken from outside shooting over or through the fence.
I have not got a clue what type this is. If anyone knows, please let me know.
Once this was an Il-14.Now the best way to describe it is "paperweight".
It´s quite surprising to find this plane here considering the value of titanium, and the amount of it inside this plane (and a second sistership also at Khodynka).
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