Aviatsentr "Voskresensk". Despite everything…
I knowingly wrote in the title - no matter what, to the aviation center "Voskresensk" These words can be attributed to the full. Those who are in the subject, it is well known that small aircraft in Russia is now experiencing is not the best of times. And the more pleasant it was to come to this center, in which no matter what rich aviation life goes on.
At the beginning of April, at the invitation of the Director General aviation center Vladimir KhromenkovaI came here, to get acquainted closer with his work and life. Center immediately makes a favorable impression. Clean, orderly throughout. At first glance it is clear, with some diligence and love everything is done and arranged. Entrance to the main building of the center through the protection, and it immediately sets up a serious mood, and shows that the discipline and security is not an empty word here. In the lobby of the main building windows with equipment for gyroplanes, aero accessories. At the stand of good Pictures of the famous guests airfield, flight photos gyroplanes and aircraft. On the first floor cafe and recreation room for the center, and guest workers. Right out of the cafe, you can get out to a covered balcony from which is clearly visible parking, taxiing, and most importantly - the band.
The largest private airfield Russia (and one of the most equipped), founded in the year 2008 Ruslan UstinovMan is not random and is well known in the aviation industry. That's why everything is carefully planned and equipped. Excellent large insulated hangars with heating, allow to collect and repair the most diverse small aviation airplanes. Light aircraft, helicopters, gyroplanes separate hangar assembly. In all the rooms and sheds can be reached virtually without going outside. Here, in the main building of the center is a cozy hotel with comfortable rooms.
Despite perhaps the most difficult situation for the last time in a small aircraft, aviatsentr "Voskresensk" not only reduces their activity, but also increases the range of services. Now here is the only Russian distributor of the German company gyroplanes AutoGyro Ltd.. Here in the center of the hangar working full cycle licensed assembly giroplanov (as they are called here). Here they obletyvayut after assembly and represent customer.
In the 2015 year, on the basis of the center, together with the companies JetTransfer и Cessna, Opened Russia's first service center and sale Cessna aircraft company - Flight Center. This multifunctional profile service center for Cessna piston aircraft.
The center will help you with the choice of aircraft to suit your taste and wallet size. Then the plane you selected will be delivered to the center. Here, it will collect, certifies and overfly. That is, the customer receives a selected aircraft, which is called "turn-key".
Main activities Flight Center:
Certified Maintenance Cessna piston aircraft
Familiarization flights and pilot training in an airplane Cessna
Sale of new and used Cessna aircraft from the United States and Europe
That is, to put it simply, this center will help you solve all the problems associated with the single-engine aircraft Cessna.
Yet, interestingly other party activities aviation center "Voskresensk" is the sale, repair and maintenance giroplanov (gyroplanes). Exclusive distributor giroplanov "AvtoGiro Rusland (AutoGyro Russland) - official representative in Russia of the company which produces the world-famous gyros, such as« Cavalon »,« Calidus »,« MTOSport ». It produces sales and service of all the gyros AutoGyro company brands. Still, many of the owners of the sun with the ROTAX engines is important to know that at the base of "Voskresensk" works Authorized Service Center ROTAX engines.
After a coffee and a chat about the state of affairs in the center of Vladimir Khromenkova, we have gone through all the hangars, I looked to see where and how to collect the gyros, the form in which they arrive at the center. Since autogyro has no wings, for its storage need very little space, and it is also one of the many advantages of the gyroplane. In the hangar, average size can simultaneously collect up to 10 devices simultaneously.
Excellent clean warm and bright hangars, I immediately thought of his work in one of the aircraft repair plants Assembly, at that time we did not have such conditions for work! Even wanted to work here in the assembly, the hands have not forgotten tool.
Giroplan Cavalon in the assembly hangar
Giroplan MTOSportWhich is sometimes called an air bike.
Aerial acrobatics in the autogyro Cavalon
And of course, what to hide, most of all I was interested to climb the autogyro in the air. It was the culmination of my visit Voskresensk! Door small yellow capsules are opened up. I sit down, Commander helps me to buckle up, do not mess with the camera strap. Starts ... The instrument, in general, familiar, except for the rotor speed indicator.
We taxied to the executive. The cabin is spacious shoulders not three, my feet do not interfere with any pedals or control stick. Comfortable chairs, belts 4-point x, the survey simply gorgeous. Connecting via the clutch rotor and spins it up to the desired speed. Accelerates unusually short and immediately leave on fighting turn, the thrust is enough. Generally maneuvers autogyro is quite unusual, an experienced pilot, Mikhail Ushakov shows me the capabilities of the machine. Very impressive instant turn "tail", the transition to a hanging, and other unusual for "airplane people" actions in the air. Sometimes I caught myself thinking that I want to grab the control knob. With Michael, we made a small circled area neighborhoods. He showed me an imitation of landing with the engine switched off, it is not extreme, but it is controlled and even some ordinary. In general, the minutes of 25-30 flight, I feel about all the possibilities of what is called the "fifth point", full. Landing on a fairly steep glide path and virtually no space stop. I got out of the cab slightly crazed and groomed. Impressions was the sea! I immediately fell in love with this little, like a toy machine, which is so not a child is able to fly in experienced hands. It was an autogyro Cavalon, and I remember the flight was very good!
Then I photographed taxiing, takeoffs and landings of other cars, and could not help comparing them with the gyro. And certainly wanted again and again to climb on it and again to experience such unusual sensations.
Dusk, sunset was just gorgeous. The flight lasted. I am also waiting for a delicious dinner and stay in your room watching there, no TV, and the captured frames for this day.
Thank you Aviatsentr "Voskresensk" Ruslan and Ustinov, For giving me the opportunity to experience flight in a gyroplane and get such an unforgettable experience and the sea of adrenaline.
My next report will be about the mission to "air bike" - gyroplane MTOSport.
The author is grateful Society of Friends of Air Fleet (ODVF) и Oleg Bondarev for organizing a trip to aviatsentr "Voskresensk".
Director-General of aviation center "Voskresensk" Vladimir Khromenkov
P "P" SЏ avia.proI flew and photographed Valery Smirnov, With the assistance of ODVF (Society of Friends of the Air Force)
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