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.
Many city dwellers are irritated by cats, dogs or even pigeons in the streets. Attempts of zoo-advocates to save them from attacks of people and from starvation are mainly ineffective. But there are wonderful cities in this world where people perfectly coexist with deer, peacocks and cattle…
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!
Next ‘character’ of our cycle about symbolic means of public transport is yellow cab of New York. It is impossible to imagine the Big Apple and especially its centre, Manhattan, without those bright and incredibly handy cars. Seemingly, there are more “checkers” than people.
Till the beginning of 2019 there is little time that’s why in case one hasn’t decided yet where and how to celebrate the most popular holiday on our planet, OUTLOOK offers the list of the brightest cities for the celebration. There all the wishes and dreams will, definitely, come true!
Ice and snow has long been used by artists to create different figures and objects, and only 1960, this age-old skill became a new trend of a land art! The largest number of winter artworks is created during special festivals about which we will tell our readers.
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.
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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.
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Anton Sak moved to France so as to get high education. 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.
With this article OUTLOOK completes the cycle of travel writing about the French Normandy. After Deauville and Cherbourg-Octeville we invite you to the main place of the northern part of this great country - the city of Rouen.
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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.
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OUTLOOK continues to share impressions of the French Normandy. In our previous article Kornei Gritsyuk shared about his trip to Deauville. Now it is turn for Cherbourg or Cherbourg-Octeville. Double name of the city appeared in the early 2 000 when Cherbourg merged with Octeville...
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