Northern Air Adventure
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What is it, anyway?
We will introduce you to the mysterious and complex world of northern aviation, you will learn stories of pilots whose courage was next door to madness, and visit a real icebreaker. Then we will go to the birthplace of Russian aviation — Vologda — to find out why it deserves this informal status. In Vologda, we will fly an An-2 (totally safe) and have an aerial view over the city. More than that, we will spend a night on the train and order tea in a glass with a holder, and the spoon will jingle in sync with the train while we’re sharing our impressions — just like in the best memories from our childhood.
Where and when?
Arkhangelsk - Vologda
How much? **
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What will we do?
We will begin with a visit to the Museum of Northern Aviation where a professional guide will tell us about the history of the conquest of the harsh northern sky, and you will sit in a simulator cockpit of the Mi-2. During a short walk around the MiG-31, IL-14, and Yak-18 monuments, we will get to know the history of these aircraft. We will also climb aboard the monuments of Tu-134 and Tu-154 in the restricted area of the airport and take unique pictures for your Instagram. Then we will have lunch at a restaurant near the airport, catch our breath, and set out for the real live icebreaker in the port of Arkhangelsk. The icebreaker allows only group admissions, so don’t miss the chance!
Our day will begin (after breakfast, of course) with a trip to the local airfield where we will fly the legendary agricultural An-2. By the way, it’s in the Guinness Book of Records as the only aircraft produced for 70 years in a row. Seen from above, Vologda is jaw-dropping.
To make things even better, we will have an additional opportunity to fly a Yak-52 — a great and safe way to get a thrill and take an upside-down look at the world.
After lunch in a cosy restaurant, we will have a unique aviation tour of Vologda and its suburbs developed by Avia Events in partnership with the local specialists exclusively for our tourists. The Vologda region is not only the birthplace of the world-famous Ilyushin aircraft, but also home to the inventor of the world’s first plane, Alexander Mozhaisky. In the memorial estate of the pioneer of Russian aviation, we will talk about how the Russian aerospace industry spread its wings and how the people of Vologda contributed to this complex sphere. One the way, we will see two aircraft monuments: Il-18 and Il-28.
2.00 Meeting at Talagi airport
12.00 – 13.00 Tour of the Talagi platform; a visit to the Tu-134 and Tu-154 and a photo shoot in the Tu-134 belonging to the Cosmos airline (if possible)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch in a beer restaurant
14.00 – 15.00 Visit to the Museum of Northern Aviation
15.00 – 16.00 Transfer to downtown Arkhangelsk
16.00 – 17.00 Tour of the icebreaker
17.00 – 20.00 Free time
20.00 – 20.30 Boarding the train, departure to Vologda
Planes of Vologda
8.00 – 10.00 Transfer to the city, breakfast
10.00 – 10.40 Transfer to Trufanovo airfield
11.00 – 12.00 Tour of the airfield, flight on an An-2 (a Yak-52 for an extra free)
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch in the airfield restaurant in a hall with a fireplace
13.00 – 16.00 Aviation tour of Vologda + a visit to Mozhaisky’s memorial estate
16.00 – 17.00 Transfer to downtown Vologda
17.00 – 19.30 Guided tour of the Vologda Kremlin + dinner (a bonus programme for the toughest)
19.30 – 20.00 Transfer to the station
Yak-40 & vintage airport (optional)
8.00 – 9.30 VG-2390
If you wish to dig deeper into the history of Russian aviation, you can book a flight to Moscow on a Yak-40 of the Vologda Aviation Enterprise. Currently, it is the only operator in Russia that uses such planes. The Vologda airport itself is one of the best heritage sites of the Soviet civil aviation, a landmark of history that will never happen again.
The programme is subject to change without prior notice with no loss of quality.
For groups of 10+ people, we organise an air-to-air photo shoot in the sky of Vologda.
— We offer discounts for children on request
The cost includes:
— All tours within the programme
— Admissions to the museums within the programme
— All transfers in Vologda and Arkhangelsk
— Railway transfer from Arkhangelsk to Vologda
— Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner.
— Breakfast & dinner on the first day
— Transfer to Arkhangelsk and from Vologda
Optional: a flight over Vologda in a Yak-52
Recommended flights to Arkhangelsk on 22 February:
From Moscow: 5N 119 (09.45-11.40), WZ 5119 (09.45-11.40)
From St. Petersburg: 5N 322 (10.00-11.30)
Recommended trains from Vologda on 23 February:
To Moscow: 117YA Arkhangelsk—Moscow (21.44-06.22)
To St. Petersburg: 071YE Yekaterinburg—St. Petersburg (21.11-08.38)