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Apart from the above mentioned aircraft mainly some general aviation types were presented in the static display, reflecting the character of an aviation fair. Some nice exhibits were discovered amongst them such as a Yak-12, three L-39 - one of them with a 'L-39D' designation - and a highly modified, and US-registered, Mi-17.

In previous years the Ukrainian Air Force did participate, the Antonov fleet did show a formation fly-by ... but nothing of that happened this year.
Thus summarizing the event it might not seem that exciting, and in combination with the very cloudy weather on all four days of the event the show did surely not bring the result I have been after for. But being at the birthplace of the famous Antonov 'workhorses' and experiencing an Ukrainian Air Show flair was well worth the trip.

Additionally trips around Kiev and a visit to the Aviation Museum at the Zhulyany airport did round up this aviation trip to the Ukraine very well. It only remains to be hoped for another military aviation event in the Ukraine in the future.

 


And here are some photos in a higher resolution (width: 1200pix) for download available:

 

Su-30LL Su-30LL Ukrainian Mi-8

An-158 An-74 An-3T

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Where? Tsuiki Airbase, Kyushu, Japan
When? November 2017

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Bücker Jungmann air-air
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When? Autumn 2015

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