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.
After the legendary Frenchman Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his colleagues invented and perfected self-contained underwater breathing apparatus, scuba diving firmly entered the list of the most popular, but unfortunately, unsafe hobbies. OUTLOOK warns and talks about the most extreme places to do scuba diving.
Turks all over the world often jokingly refer Berlin as "their" third city after Istanbul and Ankara. So OUTLOOK would like to share with you a story about the legendary Kreuzberg - the unique neighbourhood of the German capital. It so happened that after the sadly known division of Berlin, its historical green area near the hill of Kreuzberg appeared to be...
Marketing gurus and restaurateurs are enterprising and ready to do anything to increase flow of visitors to their food courts. Quite often, their methods of "flirting" with the public are the same, interior designs and menus are not much different. So, we have collated for you the world’s wackiest, weirdest, out-of-this-world dining establishments.
In 1994, a cave was discovered in the mountains in the south of France, inside which there were more than a thousand rock carvings dating back to the 34th century BC. According to experts, these are traces of the first civilization in Europe. The excellent quality of the preserved drawings of the cave is due to the fact that, as a result of the collapse of stones...
Mon amour, mon ami… All most beautiful words and songs of love sound in French. Review every curve of France and find privacy in province of Provence that gently swings in the south-east of Brigitte Bardot and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Ancient cities from Marseille to Monaco are penetrated with lyric antiquity so ideas of staying at Côte d’Azur keep coming back to your head.
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...
There are many things that we can learn from citizens of the United States but what deserves special respect is love to their land. Patriotism of Americans manifests itself in everything, even in internal tourism - without having properly explored own country, an American would hardly travel anywhere outside its territory. Today we tell about one of the most popular internal tourism towns - about Leavenworth.
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…”
For 1 month spring has been reining our planet, now just watch warm coats to change for thin jackets, cold and mediocrity for the bright sun. And, of course, what sort of spring it could be without green trees and beautiful flowers? Well, in order to make your expectation of long-awaited colours and flavours less agonizing...
Upon watching movies about Wild West in America, more than one generation of children dragged their parents towards horses nearby a circus to try on well-loved characters and feel that very atmosphere for a minute. However that minute has always seemed way to short for me. Therefore, when I grew up, I headed to Colorado State to work on a real-life horse guest ranch called Sundance.
Sauntering through picturesque nooks of Grand Dame Europe we look around without even suspecting how many interesting things there are beneath our feet. If you are annoyed with standard tours that include marathon race around museums and monuments, we suggest you have a look at good Old World from a different perspective. Or more specifically, look under its feet.
What do you imagine when you hear the word "abbey"? I'm sure most people will first of all think of Westminster. But what if I said that in fact it is no longer an abbey? So what makes these medieval buildings so special? Let's look at the example of buildings from different European countries.
How many kinds of tourism are there? Gastro, ecotourism, shopping — there are probably as many varieties of them as travelers themselves — everyone choose what they want. Today we talk about people visiting places that have become locations for shoting famous movies.
Lighthouse - this word evokes beautiful associations: sea adventures, storms, huge ships. And we do not want to dispel these thoughts, but rather to add fuel to the fire. There is a great amount of them in the world, they are striking by their beauty and inimitable. Today we are sharing with you the quintet of amazing lighthouses!
Summer is up to come very soon which means that it is time to plan a vacation, pack your bags and make up a list of must visit destinations. We understand that in a busy city it is hard to find a place where absolute silence reigns. It is natural for all humans to search for tranquillity sometimes. If you are one of these people, then breath out with relief.
In this day and age, it is difficult to surprise anyone, especially an urban resident, with some large department store or market, since nowadays one can buy everything from a humble convenience store next door. However, the iconic bazaars and flea markets are still operating across the globe, they are famous in legends and described with delight.
Flower fields and valleys are impressive and attract attention of the most discerning connoisseurs of beauty. Multi-coloured deposits of fragrant plants adorn vast valleys of almost every country, in the most distant parts of the world. We offer several options for such floral carpets for every taste.
What is it that characterizes any nation without much words and long explanations? Dances, of course, because it is these movements, refined over centuries, that can tell a foreigner about other peoples much more than thick history books. If you carefully watch and feel the way people dance in different countries, their mind set will become much more comprehensible. And these aren’t mere words.
There’s hardly anything that compares to bright-starred sky and silence. It is the stars that OUTLOOK want to tell you about or more precisely about the places with the best view on them. In Europe it is recommended to go stargazing not to some place but to… Slovenia. Point is, this small country is one of the cleanest in the world and consequently isn’t that polluted with smog.
Each state has its own official symbols: flag, coat of arms and anthem. But in addition to the traditional "identification mark" there are symbols chosen by people, for instance, a favourite bird. It is about them OUTLOOK expands below. To register the people's love by document, in 1960 in Tokyo at the International Conference on the Protection of Birds was created the concept of "national bird".