Sunday, November 25, 2007


In my blog about Dubai Air Show, I had posted some pictures. Since this blog is dedicated solely to aviation, I have decided to post more pictures of the event that took place in Dubai between 11th and 14th November and happened to be the third largest air show in the World and one that is emerging as a leader in Asia, air show wise and also perhaps because this show will have a dedicated new venue in the form of the new Jebel Ali Airport coming up soon.

(Air Show Main Hall)

(ATR display model)

(Sukhoi Super Jet - an Aircraft in the 100 seat category that is being jointly developed by Sukhoi of Russia who are more known for their military Aircraft and the Italian Company Alenia who is well known as the manufacturer of the ATR Aircraft)

(Above and below are the display model of the Cirrus Jet concept Aircraft. It is designed to be a single pilot/owner pilot jet Aircraft. Cirrus is a manufacturer of the famous SR-22 single engine Aircraft that revolutionized the industry with innovative technologies including an in-built parachute system for the entire airplane)

(Above and below is the Cessna Single turbine engine utility Aircraft)

(Different aerobatic teams put up displays every afternoon during the airshow)

(Above and below-The Airbus A380 Super Jumbo made an appearance and put on some flying displays but the Aircraft was in Airbus colors, Emirates Airlines purchased 55 of these at the air show)

The air show ended as a commercial success, with the promise that the next one to be held in 2009 at the new venue will be a bigger version of the event. Watch this space!


Aditya said...

Yes, I think that Dubai(UAE) will have a big chunk of aviation development in the next 5 yrs. Their investment potential is what makes them special. Emirates is growing very rapidly-the most visible example of the Dubai Aviation Story.

About pics:

Cirrus is the most desirable and beautiful aircraft.
The Sukhoi-Alenia jet is interesting.
I love to watch aerobatic displays. I have been to a couple of them by Indian Air Force. They are awesome.

Hey what angle of bank is a380 doing? looks too much....

Capt. Anup Murthy said...

The A380 was put through its paces literally! Every day we watched and wondered how they could do the things they were doing with this massive Aircraft. There were steep after take off climbs without the prospect of a stall, followed by steep turns, things we do with light Aircraft! It just shows that the engineering and design, apart from all the built in redundancies in the Aircraft, allow this Aircraft to be "nimble" in it's manoeuvers. Truly fantastic to have been there and watch. The high speed formation aerobatics were all the usual stuff that they do these days but still exciting to watch. I had a long chat with the Cirrus rep at the air show and lots of people came by to talk about this little personal jet in the making. The SR-22 is hugely successful as you know.
Thanks for your comment on this blog!

Nikhil Joshi said...

Capt. Murthy, one thing I did not mention in my email to you earlier was the VERY exciting fact that I got to fly rear-seat in a Yak-52 while I was at an airshow in Mississippi. Did about 20-30 mins of aerobatics stuff like barrell rolls and inverted flight, apart from, of course, formations. It was exilerating, to say the least! Just last month, we had a P-40 warhawk fly over our homecoming football game, the "warhawk" being our college mascot. BEAUTIFUL aircraft, just beautiful! And few of us being Aviation Majors and all that got to go take a closer look at it at the hangar where it was parked overnight. Simply fantastic. Pictures to follow very soon. :) I just couldn't resist from mentioning it now. :D

Nikhil Joshi said...

Alrite, here are the pics Capt. :

P-40 Warhawk:

Airshow/Yak Flight:

Capt. Anup Murthy said...

Fabulous Nikhil. Good going and I'm really happy for you. Upside down in a Yak! Cool.
Also, thanks for the link to the pictures, they are realy cool.

Dinakar KR said...

dinkeeThanks for taking us there with you, here! My avation history is of making paper planes and flying them indoors and outdoors; of making two models from waste balsa wood that an 'Air Force' cadet had with him [upstairs house] in the mid 70s. One was a French Concorde and the other, my own design, both non-flying and the former, my best! Will have 'a show' to you exclusively when you arrive here next. Remind me!

Capt. Anup Murthy said...

Thanks Dinu, you still have these models from the 70's. Wow. Sure will remind you the next time I'm there, would really like to see them. In NCC (Air) senior wing in the early 80's we made non-flying (called "static" models) and flying ones such as control line, chuck gliders, catapult launched gliders and so on. Was so much fun those days for sure.