Today at the airport near the English town of Farnborough opens one of the largest air shows which mandatory program includes incredible aerobatic displays. Do not worry if you lack time to travel to the UK and get a first-hand look at nearly disastrous air acrobatics performed by world class pilots. OUTLOOK will tell you about similar events that are definitely worth checking out in the future.
Le Bourget Air Show, France
This air show is held every two years, 12 km from Paris. For the first time this exhibition of "flying vehicles" gathered aviation enthusiasts in 1908, then flight performances began in 1949. Since then the air show has experienced a lot from the presentation of the legendary Boeing 747 and Concord, to the tragic crashes of Tupolev Tu-144 and MiG 29... In addition to the spectacular display, the event is a grand market. In 2013, for example, the total amount of contracts signed by the participants exceeded USD60 billion. Next time professionals and aviation fans are going to gathered not far from the French capital in June 2015, so start planning your journey!
Berlin Air Show, Germany
History of the event is also traced from the past century. In 1909 it was held for the first time, however, in the territory of Frankfurt am Main. Within three months many onlookers were having up-close look at the amazing and complex structures, in particular the works of Zeppelin company. It was decided to strengthen success and excitement, thus the event moved to Berlin where three years later the next air show took place. Its highlight was the famous German airship. Today the capital of Germany welcomes thousands of various aircrafts from 40 countries.
Dubai Airshow, UAE
The necks of the "classic" air shows feel breath of new aeronautical events, the most pompous of which is Dubai Airshow being second only to the leading European analogous shows. For the countries of the Persian Gulf Dubai Airshow is the most important market in the region. 960 companies attended the recent aerial festival to demonstrate their achievements, and in the human equivalent flying displays and performances pulled more than a whopping fifty thousand experts.
Russian international air and aerospace trade show is relatively young, first time it was held in 1993 on the airfield of Moscow suburban town of Zhukovskiy. However, shortly the gathering attracted a lot of fans and is bound to be more impressive with every passing year. This is largely due to the fact that this air show offers an up-close look at jaw-dropping stunts by the aerobatic teams of the Russian Knights and the Swifts (Russian: Strizhi). These guys are not easy to be lured for other similar events, so more and more aviation enthusiasts seek to visit Zhukovskiy. By the way, colleagues of Russian aces from aerobatic teams of the Patrouille de France (French Air Force) and the Frecce Tricolori (Tricolour Arrows – Italian Air Force) now also fly to Moscow suburbs in order to openly compete in skill.
EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, USA
This aeronautical event in the state of Wisconsin is holding the distinction of being held annually, it usually opens in late July – early August. Many onlookers claim that visiting this show is similar to watching movie with a large number of "D"s. Trendy aircrafts mixed with legendary ones, reconstruction of historical events (for example, Pearl Harbour attack) and hair-raising stunts – that's the essence of American aviation. By the way, it is the place where last year the Swiss pilot Yves Rossy known by the nickname "Rocket Man" very successfully performed his air acrobatics.
Experienced tourists believe that one of the best sure-fire ways to quickly tune into the beat of another culture is to try local food. In order not to be at a loss when choosing dishes and save precious time for spiritual food, Outlook gives you selective advice on street gastronomy from seven spots of the globe.
Despite ongoing development of air transport, many people across the Earth still love to travel by train for various reasons. Though the majority of passengers associate trains with a rather slow way to travel compared with airplanes, and are concerned with low comfort which can be still at the level of last century, reading through our selection below, you will definitely consider once again which means of transport you prefer to get to your destination.
Today Outlook travels along the cities and countries that are considered as the most interesting from the point of view of geography and administrative management. Moreover, they are enclaves as they are located within the territories of other states.
Context manager Bohdan Yanchev undertook a long-term journey to the United States. He spend six months there and not just visited large cities like Miami, New York and Washington but also worked in different positions, made numerous acquaintances with locals and visited places that ordinary tourists know nothing about. Upon his return he told us about his brightest impressions.
For many tourists France is mainly Paris with long queues to the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, as well as neighbouring sights with royal chic, or Mediterranean resorts. But OUTLOOK author while travelling through the country decided to go to the north, to Normandy! Our readers are welcome to read series of travel essays about a journey to the Atlantic Ocean by Kornei Gritsyuk, and the story begins with his impressions from the town of Deauville!
Remember how the little prince taught to see not a hat, but a boa constrictor digesting an elephant? So, in San Francisco you have the opportunity to see the street part of which is swallowed by a boa. A serpent Lombard Street crawled into almost all the Frisco city guides.
The German Embassy in Ukraine traditionally organized an open day in September - the German Garden. Kiev citizens and guests of the city could get acquainted with the activities of Germany in Ukraine and talk with representatives of German intermediary organizations.
Airports, railway and bus stations are almost always erected at a human whim, while ports and harbours are joint creation of homo sapiens and nature. In this article OUTLOOK presents you the most beautiful port destinations with their own unique character worth exploring.
The rich and famous first started talking about Saint-Tropez when at the end of the 19th century Guy de Maupassant paid a visit there. French author, famous for his non-judgmental realism, wrote about the warm beauty of Saint-Tropez, mentioning ‘sardine scales glistening like pearls on the cobblestones’...
The German city of Wuppertal, according to statistics, is not included even in the top ten most popular tourist destinations in Germany. In addition to the legendary dancer Pina Bausch, the same-name football club and the world-famous film director Tom Tykwer, whose career began in city movie clubs, Wuppertal seems to have nothing to boast about, but as soon as you learn about local transport - the city with its unique suspension monorail, it becomes so coveted for travelers.
There are hardly many travelers who would go somewhere further than city centre where their hotel is situated when on a short-term journey. And if location is a metropolis on top of everything else, such “outside” trips are sure to be put on hold till better occasions. And vainly so because it is in residential districts where one can have a look at a foreign country with the eyes of its citizens which is far more educative than hurry-scurry tours around castles and squares.
The cold season brings not only such important things as wrapping into a reindeer sweater, drinking hot chocolate and once again reviewing Christmas comedies. Thus, sport has not been canceled yet, so OUTLLOK compiled top five ski resort bucket list for you to cheer up and get out of your winter sleep.
The National Philharmonic of Ukraine with the support of the German Embassy hosted a concert of opera and chamber singer Viktor Rud. The event was held within the framework of the "Week of Germany in Ukraine" from 10 to 26 November in 14 cities of our country.
The event welcomed 40 producers from Germany and Ukraine who presented their production, the representatives of business from all the regions of Ukraine, international organizations and projects, specially-oriented institutes, etc.
The Embassy of Federative Republic Germany to Ukraine on the 10-th of November will be arranging the current Germany Weeks in Ukraine. They intend to carry out nearly 70 events in 14 cities of Ukraine.
Anton Sak moved to France so as to get high education. During several years he has been studying at Chemistry Faculty of Le Mans Université. Today he will tell us about Le Mans, the wonderful old French city with the special brightness. It is unknown for tourists; however, it is the interesting destination in the route of avid traveler.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic Germany to Ukraine Ernst Reichel along with his wife invited guests to celebrate the holiday, official union of Western and Eastern Germany. Mr Reichel recognized the step forward made by Ukraine in the direction of Europe. Particularly, it goes about the agreement on Association with European Union: ‘The agreement will maintain the support and consulting, political collaboration and Ukraine will get closer to the standards of European Union in many areas’.
In Kyiv at Contract Square at the last weekends there was a street festival dedicated to the start of Ukrainian and German languages year. The event that began from the bike ride and was accompanied by the interactive lessons of German and broadcasting from different Ukrainian cities, came under the auspices of German Embassy in Ukraine and Goethe-Institut.
For certain reasons there are two capitals in America – official and actual. Context manager from Kyiv Bohdan Yanchev visited them both and told us about spirits of these cities, about their landmarks and about what they represent in reality. If you think that New York is imbued with expensive perfumes and there is nothing else to do in Washington but to lie on a lawn by the White House – you are wrong!
The word is, Guy de Maupassant hated Eiffel Tower. The famous writer believed that it was uglifying the face of Paris without benefiting the city. Nevertheless, he could be often seen in a cozy cafe on the top of the construction. In such cases the author of “Bel Ami” used to say that “it was the only way the damned tower dropped out of his sight…”