Russia II 2015
The second 4Aviation tour to Russia in 2015 focussed on the 12th International Aviation and Space Salon, aka MAKS 2015, at Zhukovksy near Moscow. We visited the event, and surrounding areas, three times during the tour.
The fifth 4Aviation tour to Russia started on Tuesday 25 Augustus 2015. As with earlier tours the emphasis of the tour was on Moscow and its surrounding areas. The August 2015 was to visit MAKS 2015. An international group of 26 people had registered to participate in the end. Some of the group travelled to Russia on their own, a couple of them departed earlier, a couple of others wanted to stay longer. 4Aviation has been as accommodating as possible for this. Eventually a group of 20 was waiting at Schiphol to travel to Vnukovo as a group. After a stop in Frankfurt we arrived in Moscow at the end of the afternoon. The bus that would take us to the hotel kept us waiting for a short while (and so it needs to be in Russia). After its arrival we joined to rush hour traffic in good spirits. This rush hour, combined with road works (or better; metro works), resulted in arriving at our hotel only after 9 o’clock in the evening. Despite this a restaurant just across the street was willing to serve a group of hungry and thirsty people.