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1st A.net Photo From 1st Mi-24 Flight - 10 Yrs Ago  
User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 833 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

Ten years ago this month, I chanced into a flight on a Czech Mi-24, certainly a treat for any aviation fan. It was especially memorable for me because, just 6 years earlier, I had flown a series of patrol flights along the West German/Czechoslovak border. Czech air defense forces almost always reacted to the flights, usually with Mi-24s or L-39s. Their role was to keep tabs on us and shoot/force us down in case we crossed the border. (And we frequently operated within a couple hundred meters of the border which, depending on terrain and vegetation, was often indiscernible.) So it was quite a change for me when Czech Mi-24s changed from something that regarded me as a target to a remarkable ride at an airshow!

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So please forgive the self-plug, but this picture has always been a favorite of mine and was the first shot I submitted to Airliners.net. (However, my 100% acceptance rate was not destined to last long!)

-Mark


"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
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User currently offlineINNflight From Austria, joined Apr 2004, 3765 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 3597 times:

Very nice shot... had a model helicopter with that scheme once, unfortunately this chopper crashed from the rooftop  Wink/being sarcastic

regards. Florian



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User currently offlineRotor1 From Tajikistan, joined Mar 2003, 230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Having 3 of the highest viewed helicopter pictures on this site, boasting more in the top 10 than anyone else, it's obvious everyone likes those pictures. Considering the quality of your 10 year old shots is equal to or better than many pictures shot today, my hat is off to you mate.

Side note: I still think you have the best remark for any picture in the database...


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-Mike



The best aviation photo I've ever taken was rejected by Airliners.net
User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

Thanks for the generously kind words, Mike. I certainly realize, however, that the most crucial of the many elements that must come together to result in a good picture is the opportunity to take the shot. I've been occasionally fortunate in that regard and have tried not to waste the opportunities.
Nonetheless, I'm also frequently jealous of those A.net contributors who regularly get to enjoy airline cockpit time, ramp access, tanker flights, spectacular locales, etc! The shots they produce are what make this site special.

-Mark



"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29784 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Hey nice shots, who where you flying with over there?

Did you ever hear that story about the Apache and the MI-24 playing simons says with each other their respective sides of the line? Apparently the Apache finally did a manuver the MI couldn't follow and crashed.




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User currently offlineVzlet From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 833 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3367 times:

L-188,
The border patrol flights were with the 4th Sq, 2nd Armored Cav Regiment out of Feucht AAF near Nurenberg and were definitely some of the most enjoyable and exciting flying I've done.

The border's somewhere in between this AH-1 and Mi-24:

Borivoj "Bob" Cech has more of my pictures and some video clips (at the bottom of the page) on this page http://www.vrtulnik.cz/mil/redcatchers.htm of his excellent (Czech-language, however) helicopter site http://www.vrtulnik.cz.

The Mi-24 crash you mentioned was the outcome of an encounter between a US Army AH-1 and a Soviet Mi-24 along the Inter-German border probably around the 1986-87 timeframe.

-Mark



"That's so stupid! If they're so secret, why are they out where everyone can see them?" - my kid
User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29784 posts, RR: 58
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3283 times:

Ahh,

I was with HHC 11AVN out of Illesheim in 92-94

It was an Apache unit, so I suspect that that is where the US helicpoter probably changed types  Laugh out loud

Kind of like a fishing story.



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