Released by U.S. Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs
8/21/2011 - ZHUKOVSKY AIR FIELD, Russia – Gen.-Col. Alexander Nikolayevich Zelin, Russian air force commander-in-chief, sits in the cockpit of an 81st Fighter Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, during his visit to the U.S. chorale at the Moscow International Aviation and Space Salon, or MAKS 2011, here Aug. 20. 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, C-5M Galaxy, and a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion statics for the show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart)
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