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by upnorth
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Brno (BRQ/LKTB) 29.3.2019
Replies: 1
Views: 373

Brno (BRQ/LKTB) 29.3.2019

I got an unexpected free day today, so I spent the morning at my local airport here in Brno, Czech Republic. There wasn't any scheduled airline action, but some interesting GA and freighter stuff was on hand to make the trip out worthwhile. An Italian registered Mooney M20 stopped in: https://i.imgu...
by upnorth
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Themed photo topics
Topic: Remembering BMI Regional (1987-2019)
Replies: 4
Views: 1318

Remembering BMI Regional (1987-2019)

With the news of BMI Regional's bankruptcy coming down this weekend, I thought maybe we could have something of a memorial thread to them. I personally never used their services, but I will miss their Embraer jets that have been coming and going from my local airport in Brno, Czech Republic (LKTB/BR...
by upnorth
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Oldtimer Weekend 2018 - Brno, Czech Republic
Replies: 2
Views: 1201

Oldtimer Weekend 2018 - Brno, Czech Republic

Hello all, This weekend was the annual Oldtimer Weekend at the Medlánky glider airport in Brno, Czech Republic. The weather was lovely with Autumn backdrops to shoot some of the action against. What looked like a freshly built Grunau Baby II was the first thing to get my attention upon arrival: http...
by upnorth
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Madrid Barajas (MAD) 16.4.2018
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Madrid Barajas (MAD) 16.4.2018

Thanks for the positive comments all, I'm happy you like the photos.
by upnorth
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Madrid Barajas (MAD) 16.4.2018
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Madrid Barajas (MAD) 16.4.2018

Hello all, Here are some photos I took of movements at Madrid's Barajas airport on the morning of 16.4.2018. All the photos were taken from terminal 4, which is where the regional flights go from. The A319 was the bird of prominence at terminal 4. However, an ATR-72 still in old Iberia colours and a...
by upnorth
Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Brno (BRQ) 31.8.2017
Replies: 0
Views: 510

Brno (BRQ) 31.8.2017

I was out at my local yesterday as my girlfriend was returning form a few days in Greece. While I was waiting, I caught a couple of pictures of a Ryanair 737 departing just after 18:00 with the early evening light just starting to show effect: http://i.imgur.com/1r3xqcb.jpg http://i.imgur.com/HdMDyI...
by upnorth
Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Brno (BRQ) 27.8.2017
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Re: Brno (BRQ) 27.8.2017

Thanks for the kind comments, gents. I don't get out to my local as much as I'd like. Some interesting stuff comes in, but rarely when I'm there. I've seen the Ruby Star Antonov An-12s and the Honeywell B757 heading in or out over town, but I've yet to be at the airport when they are actually there....
by upnorth
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Brno (BRQ) 27.8.2017
Replies: 4
Views: 958

Brno (BRQ) 27.8.2017

Today I was out at my local to see my girlfriend off on a short holiday to Greece. Quite a few direct flights to Balkan and Mediterranean holiday spots go from Brno in the summer months. She flew out on SX-ORG, an A320 that has been in the Smartwings fleet since May of this year and carries a mix of...
by upnorth
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Kunovice Air Museum and Flying Club Open Day (24.6.2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Re: Kunovice Air Museum and Flying Club Open Day (24.6.2017)

nice pics and a nice report too - many thanks. Looks a very good venue and easy access to the aircraft. Is the Tu.154 due to be preserved there? andy Thanks for the kind comments. Kunovice has a reputation as a welcoming and accessible airport. The Tu-154 will go to a museum in Slovakia, most likel...
by upnorth
Sun Jun 25, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Kunovice Air Museum and Flying Club Open Day (24.6.2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1630

Kunovice Air Museum and Flying Club Open Day (24.6.2017)

Hello all, Yesterday, I went to the far south east of the Czech Republic to attend a function organised by the aviation museum and flying club in Kunovice. The event was officially known as "Military Day", but it was much larger and more well rounded than that name suggested. Beyond the open house a...
by upnorth
Sun Jun 11, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Prague "Open Runways" Event (10.6.2017)
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Prague "Open Runways" Event (10.6.2017)

Hello all, 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of Prague's international airport (PRG). This weekend, they hosted an open doors event that featured a small area with some aircraft to look at and poke around in as well as a limited number of guided excursions around the airport. Unfortunately all the exc...
by upnorth
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: VP-FAZ Twin Otter Landing Today !
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: VP-FAZ Twin Otter Landing Today !

I remember the couple of flights I got on Canadian military Twotters. I was in the Air Cadets as a teen in the mid/late 1980s, so they liked to give us a bit of a thrill when they took us up. Landings were particularly interesting when they were on grass with the the bigger, low pressure "tundra" wh...
by upnorth
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: VP-FAZ Twin Otter Landing Today !
Replies: 5
Views: 880

Re: VP-FAZ Twin Otter Landing Today !

Lovely shots of a great aircraft.

I have a soft spot for the Twin Otter as I grew up with the Canadian military ones in their bright yellow and red SAR markings flying overhead regularly.
by upnorth
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Pardubice Aviation Fair (3.4.2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Re: Pardubice Aviation Fair (3.4.2017)

Thanks! That means a lot considering I don't have a DSLR rig to play around with. :D
by upnorth
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Airshows/Events
Topic: Pardubice Aviation Fair (3.4.2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1030

Pardubice Aviation Fair (3.4.2017)

Hello all, Yesterday, I was in Pardubice in the central part of the Czech Republic for their annual air show.  It's a largely civilian affair that features a civil fly-in, vintage aircraft of various eras and a bit of modern military aviation. There is also a display of vintage military land vehicle...
by upnorth
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Brno (BRQ) 17.3.2017
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Re: Brno (BRQ) 17.3.2017

Thanks for the good words.

Mike: You got me curious about EI-DAN so I looked it up. I have to say she's looking well kept for a near 14 year old bird in the fleet of a cheap carrier.
by upnorth
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Themed photo topics
Topic: Government Transports
Replies: 16
Views: 5472

Re: Government Transports

Here's some current Czech governmental transports: An A319 seen at Ostrava in 2015: http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l615/Pickled_Wings/Spotting/Czech%20AF/IMG_3786_zpsr7k067de.jpg A Canadair CL-601 Challenger at Ostrava in 2016: http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l615/Pickled_Wings/Spotting/Cze...
by upnorth
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Sunset at London City
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: Sunset at London City

Gorgeous shots! The lighting and composition is great.

Thanks so much for sharing.
by upnorth
Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: Brno (BRQ) 17.3.2017
Replies: 4
Views: 771

Brno (BRQ) 17.3.2017

Hello all, It's been a while since I had time to do some spotting at my local, but I got a free afternoon today and decided to rectify the situation. Here's a bit of the goings on: Things started small with OE-ALJ, a DA-20 Katana stopping in http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l615/Pickled_Wings/Spo...
by upnorth
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: Current Civilian Photography
Topic: AMS Schiphol - Taxiway Q - 21/07/2016
Replies: 7
Views: 1060

Re: AMS Schiphol - Taxiway Q - 21/07/2016

Very nice.

That canal in front gives an interesting feel to the pictures.

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