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Russian title : В небо за мечтой
Caшa (Александр) Новиков / Sacha (Alexander) Novikov (Pashka Novikov)
Maшa Авсюкевич / Masha Avsukevich (Olesya)
Артём Жигулин / Artyom Zhigulin (Nikita)
Александр Мохов / Alexander Mokhov (Valery, the pilot)
Pashka Novikov (about 11 y.o., schoolchild of 5B class) dreams about planes. He reads stories about the exploits of Valery Chkalov. One day fate brings him together with a real test pilot, who is bribed by Pashka's sincere love for airplanes, and the dream becomes closer...
Two Antonov An-2s left behind near the fence of Zmeyevo Airport (ICAO: UUBN).
Reg. RA-04275 Robinson R44 taking off from Yuryevskoye Airfield (Аэродром Юрьевское), Yuryevskoye, Tver Oblast, Russia. The water seen in the background is the Volga river.
According the screenplay, both airfields are the same one.
(left background) Reg. RA-3057K Yakovlev Yak-52 serial 3057.
Used by Valery for Pashka's first flight.
Reg. RA-44381 Yakovlev Yak-18T, c/n 6201610, built in 1976.
Reg. RA-0793G Piper PA-28.
Yakovlev Yak-30 (1960)
Reg. RA-0841G is one of the four Yakovlev Yak-30 built to compete for the next primary jet trainer of the Soviet and Warsaw Pact nations but loose in favour of Aero L-29 Delfin.
Do not confuse with the interceptor Yakovlev Yak-30 (1948), another prototype which failed to reach production.
(far right) Under cover, in the background is an Yakovlev Yak-32 (or manufacturer name Yak-104PS) single-seat variant of the tandem seat trainer (reg. RA-225G with 32 red on the noze, one of the three built).
Reg. RA-01930 Bell 407 c/n 54069 built in 2011. Other registrations : C-GFNM, N436PB.
Reg. RF-00656 Antonov An-2.
Three Yakovlev Yak-52s on the half left alongside two Yakovlev Yak-18Ts.
Reg. RA-06274 Mil Mi-26T c/n 34001212502 of Vertical-T.
Built in 1992; leased as UN-835 by United Nations from March 2003; was in Afrika (2005) or in Afghanistan (2006) for example.
Stored since September 2012 at Zmeyevo Airport (ICAO: UUBN), Tver, 180 kilometres (110 mi) northwest of Moscow. And ten kilometers north north west of Yuryevskoye airfield.
This airport is not so close to the water but at some distance of the Tvertsa river.
Desk model (right wheel missing).
Flying Club House
1 = Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkin (1913-1985);
2 = Sikorsky S-38;
3 = Vought-Sikorsky VS-300-1 (see the discussion tab)
1 = Heinkel He 111 inside the cockpit view ;
2 = Douglas A-20 Havoc;
3 = Unidentified (Pilot ?);
4 = (right) Mil Mi-38 (reg. RA-38011); (left) a Mil helicopter, maybe a Mi-28;
5 = a pilot near a Polikarpov I-15 (?);
6 = Sukhoi Su-27SKM;
7 = (top) airliner by night; (bottom) Sukhoi Su-47 Berkut in the lead, followed by a Su-27SKM (top) and a Su-30MKK (bottom);
8 = Pashka hides a Sukhoi Su-27 and the (right) B/W picture is a 1950s jet ;
9 = 3 pictures including (bottom right) a Consolidated B-24 patrolling with a Boeing B-17 (details on the discussion tab);
10 = Polikarpov U-2 ?;
11 = Unidentified (Pilot ?);
Valery Chkalov in front of the Tupolev ANT-25. This pilot made the flight from Moscow, Soviet Union to Vancouver, Washington, United States via the North Pole (18–20 June 1937) with copilot - Georgy F. Baidukov and navigator - Alexander V. Belyakov.
Valery Chkalov performed too several other long distance flight and a was a famous test pilot. Chkalov died at 34 on 15 December 1938 while piloting a Polikarpov prototype.
1 = U.S. Army biplane;
2 = Aeroflot - Russian Airlines twinjet;
3 = Messerschmitt Bf 109 F(or G) with (outer left) Antonov An-28;
4 = Vought F4U Corsair;
5 = ? ;
6 = Messerschmitt Me 262A-1a code 17 on the cannon bay (W.Nr.110956) of III/EJG 2;