MAKS 2015

Re: MAKS 2015

Postby john001 on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 5:28 pm

Hotels can often provide it.
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Postby Traveller on Tue 10 Mar 2015, 6:05 pm

Thanks. I guess that's why IA are doing it for their customers. Hotel sends IA the things and they forward on to punter.
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby spaceward on Wed 11 Mar 2015, 3:17 pm

Hi,

Yes you'll need 2 pieces of paperwork , a "Tourist Voucher" and a "Tourist Confirmation" both stamped and signed by the issuing party , eg Hotel or Tour Company.

You'll need these to apply for your Visa along with your Passport and Visa Application paperwork which can only be filled in a printed from the VFS web site http://ru.vfsglobal.co.uk/

Any other questions , just ask.
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby spaceward on Fri 03 Apr 2015, 6:59 pm

Just thought I'd post an update on the Russian Visa application situation.

I made my visit to VFS Application Centre 10mins walk from the Barbican tube station in London on Wednesday to make my application for my Russian Visa. As I mentioned earlier in this thread your application must be made in person as the Visa is now Biometric and requires electronic scans of all fingers and thumbs on both hands. Things went very well , all paperwork up together , photos , accompanying paperwork etc but I won't know until the end of next week if my Visa has been granted when my Passport is returned in the post.
The whole thing took around 20mins from start to finish but at £197 for 2 visas it was the most expensive 20mins in my life !!!!

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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby spaceward on Fri 10 Apr 2015, 7:56 pm

Just an Update to the last Update.............

Both Passports ( mine and my Sisters ) arrived in yesterdays post with nice new shiny Visa's stuck firmly inside. They Visa "page" now contains the photo you have to provide when applying for the Visa. Not a bad service from applying on Wednesday 1st and returned on Wednesday 8th with a double Bank Holiday in between.

So it looks like I'm all set for what should hopefully be a fantastic show. A friend of mine in Moscow said he'd heard from someone at Aviasalon that Mr Putin wants to use MAKS to show the World the "formidable Russian Air Force and its equipment " Rather over Zhukovsky than over Kiev !

If anyone has any questions etc please just ask and I'll help if I can.

Regards,
Ian
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Tue 14 Apr 2015, 7:38 pm

Hopefully we will see the new team the Wings of Tavrida, equipped with Yak-130s
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Tommy on Tue 14 Apr 2015, 8:21 pm

Tasty. Anyone seen this two-tone blue scheme on on the Yak 130? Looks gorgeous: http://alert5.com/2015/04/13/yak-130-wi ... um=twitter

Anyway... I'm just going to leave this here... :drool: :drool: :drool:

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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 15 Apr 2015, 10:45 am

Mother of god.
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby shaggy101 on Wed 15 Apr 2015, 10:53 am

I still remember that display, can't wait too see it again. YouTube doesn't quite do it justice either :smile:
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Skyflash on Wed 15 Apr 2015, 11:23 am

That manoeuvre at round about 2.05 where it just suddenly changes direction mid-flight... :shock:
Posting comments on an aviation-related chatroom, are ya? Looks like it an' all...
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 15 Apr 2015, 12:10 pm

It's just insane
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Pringles on Wed 15 Apr 2015, 10:11 pm

Some incredible manoeuvres :drool:
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Sat 09 May 2015, 10:08 pm

Does MAKS announce participation in advance? If so, when might we hear?
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Pablo on Sat 09 May 2015, 10:47 pm

Checking the MAKS 2013 thread, last time, it wasn't until about mid-July!
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby strangelookingalien on Fri 22 May 2015, 8:33 pm

Can anyone tell me the difference between General admission and priority tickets?

We will probably take the bus to the show so the parking is not an issue. Is the view much better with priority tickets on the public days?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby spaceward on Mon 25 May 2015, 6:26 pm

Here's the info on Priority Tickets from the Aviasalon site......

"Visitors who enjoy individualized services can buy a PRIORITY ticket that will entitle them to comfortable customized services in the PRIORITY area on one of the days of August 25-30, 2015. The ticket cost covers access to MAKS 2015, individualized services for Guests, transportation of Guests of MAKS 2015 to the PRIORITY area and back, seating of Guests and services in the PRIORITY area during the whole day, etc. "

For the price of 9000 rubles for 1 ticket for 1 day I'd want someone to buff my shoes and kiss my **** or the other way round if they preferred !!!!!

I've only ever visited the show once on a public day back in 2005 and must say that it was totally rammed ! Seriously , I've never seen sooooooooooooooo many people in one area before. From the top of the grandstand they looked like ants there were so many.

So maybe if you want to pay the 9000 rubles it may get you a good view in the priority area rather than a sardine in a tin. Check out the Exhibition map and see where the Priority Zone is located. http://www.aviasalon.com/_files/upload/ ... _04_15.jpg
No crowds in front of you .
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 25 May 2015, 6:42 pm

9000 rubles is about £120 for those wondering.
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Mon 01 Jun 2015, 4:22 pm

Visa came in the post today.

It's all suddenly got very real! Can't wait til August now :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Traveller on Sat 06 Jun 2015, 11:01 am

All booked, visa in 3 days for £49 equivalent.
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Sun 07 Jun 2015, 10:53 am

More information about priority tickets here:

http://www.aviasalon.com/en/static/page ... ickets.htm

Also a list of participants (companies, not aircraft) on the website. Surprised at the number of Western countries taking part, including Ukraine?!?
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Traveller on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 6:08 pm

Do you guys take £s to change or just use ATMs?
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby shaggy101 on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 6:14 pm

Some flying participants on the website, what you'd expect really:

Russian Knights
Russian Swifts
Russian Falcons
Golden Eagles
Russ Aerobatic team
Aerobatic display team of the first flight flying club
Baltic Bees
Taurida Wings

Not that I'm dissapointed with any of that of course :smile:

http://www.aviasalon.com/en/static/page ... rogram.htm
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 6:24 pm

Traveller wrote:Do you guys take £s to change or just use ATMs?


Recommended use ATM out there.


Good lineup already! Hoping Putin will stretch to a bomber pass or two...
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby Traveller on Wed 17 Jun 2015, 6:30 pm

Cheers. Yeh its going to be mega.
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Re: MAKS 2015

Postby spaceward on Thu 18 Jun 2015, 12:25 pm

Admission and parking tickets all sorted. It's now that time when it starts getting "real" as it's not to long to go and everything's booked up and ready to go. :yahoo:

My friend at MiG still reckons that this years show should be a good one as Putin wants to show the World that the Russian Bear ( no pun intended ) is fit and healthy !

Judging by the Participation list it still looks like Money not Politics that make the World go round as once again there is a large list of Western companies taking part even with the sanctions and ongoing situation in Ukraine who ,looking at the list, are also taking part !

As for cash / ATM I've always taken cash and cards and use whatever is suitable for the "situation" and you always get a much better exchange rate Pound / Ruble over there rather than at the Post Office / M&S etc etc.

Can't wait !
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