Americans draw large crowds at MAKS 2011

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia -- Lt. Col. Douglas Sirk, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, explains some of the switches in the cockpit of his A-10 Thunderbolt II, to Michael Anguladze, at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19.  MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia -- Lt. Col. Douglas Sirk, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, explains some of the switches in the cockpit of his A-10 Thunderbolt II, to Michael Anguladze, at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Staff Sgt. James Sturgis, 510th Fighter Squadron crew chief from Aviano Air Base, Italy, removes the Pitot tube here Aug. 19 in preparation for the daily opening of the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Staff Sgt. James Sturgis, 510th Fighter Squadron crew chief from Aviano Air Base, Italy, removes the Pitot tube here Aug. 19 in preparation for the daily opening of the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Lt. Col. Douglas Sirk, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, runs the engines on his A-10 Thunderbolt II to move the hydraulic fluid and oil here Aug. 19.  The 81st FS has two A-10 static aircraft at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011.  MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force also has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Lt. Col. Douglas Sirk, 81st Fighter Squadron pilot from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, runs the engines on his A-10 Thunderbolt II to move the hydraulic fluid and oil here Aug. 19. The 81st FS has two A-10 static aircraft at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force also has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Staff Sgt. Kyle Schultz, 69th Bomb Squadron crew chief from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., gives a tour of his B-52 Stratofortress here Aug. 19 during the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Staff Sgt. Kyle Schultz, 69th Bomb Squadron crew chief from Minot Air Force Base, N.D., gives a tour of his B-52 Stratofortress here Aug. 19 during the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Senior Airman Wesley Hicks, 492nd Fighter Squadron crew chief from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, pulls security and crowd control at the U.S. chorale here Aug. 19 during the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Senior Airman Wesley Hicks, 492nd Fighter Squadron crew chief from Royal Air Force Lakenheath, pulls security and crowd control at the U.S. chorale here Aug. 19 during the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Staff Sgt. Lee Boston, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, explains how many paratroopers a C-130 can carry to a visitor to the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Staff Sgt. Lee Boston, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, explains how many paratroopers a C-130 can carry to a visitor to the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – A formation of MiG-29s and Su-27s fly in formation as part of the aerial demonstrations at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – A formation of MiG-29s and Su-27s fly in formation as part of the aerial demonstrations at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19.  MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19.  MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19.  MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)
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ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19.  MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)
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ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)

ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19.  MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives.  The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)
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ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – The F-15E Strike Eagle Demonstration Team from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., shows the capabilities of an F-15E at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 19. MAKS is one of the premier events of its type in the world and Department of Defense participation demonstrates the United States commitment to international security, promotes international cooperation, and contributes to U.S. foreign policy objectives. The U.S. Air Force has a KC-10 Extender, two F-16C Fighting Falcons, two A-10 Thunderbolt II, one F-15E Strike Eagle, one B-52 Stratotanker, C-130J Super Hercules and C-5M Galaxy statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)