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Aeroflot Il-96s - Best Place To Shoot Them?  
User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4069 times:

Hi all,

Was planning to get out to SZG 9th Jan but in the end it didn't happen. I believe SU's Il-96s are going in there every Saturday until March?

Where else in Europe (aside from Russia) would be a good place to guarantee them on a weekly (perhaps even daily) basis?

Cheers,

Karl

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User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3934 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Hi Karl,

This one I saw at IST. I've no idea if they're regulars.

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Peter 



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User currently offlinerleiro From Venezuela, joined Jan 2006, 499 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4028 times:

Maybe in LGW or MAD you would get Cubana IL-96


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User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3937 times:

Thanks, however I have the Cubana Il-96s. Was specifically interested in the Aeroflot ones.

Karl


User currently offlinewhisperjet From Germany, joined Nov 2007, 567 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3914 times:
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As far as I know there aren't flights to Istanbul scheduled with IL9 anymore.
The only place where you can still shoot them on a regular and predictable basis in Europe is probably Salzburg on certain winter days.

Stefan



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User currently offlineghajdufi From Hungary, joined Jun 2005, 322 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3902 times:
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It's a pity you couldn't make it on the 9th. The weather was great and the IL9 looked fabulous, well worth the trip.
We could have also met, I would have liked that.
I know this post doesn't help but simply wanted to say it would have been nice to see you in SZG.
Perhaps another time?
HGabor



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User currently offlinepilotalltheway From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2008, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Karl,

A few others were off to SZG too then, if I'm correct?

-Alfie



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User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3867 times:

Afraid so. It was the same 2 that I saw last year though. The 9th was a good day with the Ifly and Aeroflot's!

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...6007_taxiing_10mm_szg_1200_60d.jpg

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/b...6007_taxiing_10mm_szg_1200_60d.jpg



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User currently offlinep2philip From Austria, joined Jan 2005, 99 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3858 times:

Hi!

Correct, now is the right time to see some Russians in SZG. Two IL96 plus a Transaero 772, maybe some YAKs among others can be seen every saturday until March 26 according to the flightplan.

Greetings,
Philip


User currently offlinemauritsv From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3626 times:

This summer, Larnaca (LCA) is getting two IL-96's of Aeroflot a day! One comes in at 8:20 and the second one at 18:00.

Found myself some time to spend my holidays in June over there.



Regards


User currently offlineSirThomas From UK - England, joined Jul 2009, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Quoting LGW340 (Reply 7):
Afraid so. It was the same 2 that I saw last year though. The 9th was a good day with the Ifly and Aeroflot's!

Nice shot, how did you get so close?  

Tom



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User currently offlineLGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3478 times:

Quoting SirThomas (Reply 10):
Quoting LGW340 (Reply 7):
Afraid so. It was the same 2 that I saw last year though. The 9th was a good day with the Ifly and Aeroflot's!

Nice shot, how did you get so close?  

Tom

It was when we were boarding our Ryanair flight... Walked out of the queue and ran right up to the taxiway and reeled of the shots! I was expecting a bollocking but thought it was worth it to have an IL-96 right past me but None of the airport staff said anything!



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User currently offlineSirThomas From UK - England, joined Jul 2009, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Quoting LGW340 (Reply 11):
Walked out of the queue and ran right up to the taxiway and reeled of the shots! I was expecting a bollocking but thought it was worth it to have an IL-96 right past me but None of the airport staff said anything!

Awesome. Do that in London and the jumped up little airport coppers would be all over you 
Worth it in that case though  

Tom



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User currently offlineNicke From Germany, joined May 2005, 14 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 3369 times:
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Quoting LGW340 (Reply 11):

It was when we were boarding our Ryanair flight... Walked out of the queue and ran right up to the taxiway and reeled of the shots! I was expecting a bollocking but thought it was worth it to have an IL-96 right past me but None of the airport staff said anything!

You were very lucky! The IL-96 was holding by the ramp for quite a while as another aircraft that had landed was blocking the taxiway. Once it eventually passed the spotters hill the light was gone...


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