MAKS 2019

Re: MAKS 2019

Postby Berf on Wed 10 Jul 2019, 4:04 pm

Go4Long wrote:If I were to rent a car would I be able to get there or fairly close?



During MAKS-2019 (from August 27 till September 1) road traffic in the city district Zhukovsky (in Russian: “Жуковский”) is allowed for the vehicles with MAKS vehicle pass only.
Berf

Re: MAKS 2019

Postby Grunt087 on Thu 11 Jul 2019, 6:44 am

For people going to the river side. I went there several years and didn't have any problems. The area near the river just has dirt farm roads that are very rough and if it rains you could get stuck so park in the village. If your phone sim card works in Moscow get the Google Translator App that you can speak into and it translates to Russian. If you get a taxi take a paper printout of the Google Map so you can point to exactly where you want to go. Agree on a price before you go. Moscow taxi drivers will negotiate up front and they will rip off tourists. You might have your hotel find a local cab for that area and call them for you . Make sure you arrange for them to pick you up at the end of the day because you wont find a bus or taxi in that area. There is a train from Moscow that goes to the train station near the air show and there are shuttle buses on the public days for sure and maybe the business days. Russians going to the airshow get very pushy on the buses and act like the bus in front of them is the last bus in the world even though there are 25 buses lined up right behind it . The river view is the best . The sun is behind you and the planes fly right over your head. The people are very friendly. If you go on the base be very careful not to go outside the roped off area. There are all sorts of old military planes sitting on ramps all over the place that are very tempting to sneak over to see but you may be arrested for doing so. A group of Dutch Spotters were detained for several hours for being in an area that was off limits to airshow spectators. Enjoy the show !
Grunt087

Re: MAKS 2019

Postby Sultan of Wings on Sun 21 Jul 2019, 1:56 pm

Grunt087 wrote:For people going to the river side. I went there several years and didn't have any problems. The area near the river just has dirt farm roads that are very rough and if it rains you could get stuck so park in the village. If your phone sim card works in Moscow get the Google Translator App that you can speak into and it translates to Russian. If you get a taxi take a paper printout of the Google Map so you can point to exactly where you want to go. Agree on a price before you go. Moscow taxi drivers will negotiate up front and they will rip off tourists. You might have your hotel find a local cab for that area and call them for you . Make sure you arrange for them to pick you up at the end of the day because you wont find a bus or taxi in that area. There is a train from Moscow that goes to the train station near the air show and there are shuttle buses on the public days for sure and maybe the business days. Russians going to the airshow get very pushy on the buses and act like the bus in front of them is the last bus in the world even though there are 25 buses lined up right behind it . The river view is the best . The sun is behind you and the planes fly right over your head. The people are very friendly. If you go on the base be very careful not to go outside the roped off area. There are all sorts of old military planes sitting on ramps all over the place that are very tempting to sneak over to see but you may be arrested for doing so. A group of Dutch Spotters were detained for several hours for being in an area that was off limits to airshow spectators. Enjoy the show !


Thanks a lot for your information and advice. I want to be on all sides, industry day, public day, and at the river spot. I am spending a week in Moscow for the air show, not as a tourist.
My contacts in Moscow will help for as much as they can.

First time at MAKS. I want it to be a great time, rain or shine!

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