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How Would You Like A Moscow A.meet?  
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Yesterday, in our Prague mini meet we discussed about the possibility of organiszing a Moscow meet which would be more of a city meet than spotting meet!
This years seems very tight for us so we'd leave it till 2008. Who of you would be interested in doing such a meet ?

I am ready to organize this however, if someone knows Moscow well that would be great help !

Thank you !

[Edited 2007-02-11 12:20:00]


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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

sounds vey intresting.... even it is a little bit far away from CCS, but IB has good fares into Domodedevo....(spelled correct?).... but remember that the Russian Visas could be a problem...... anyway let me know

saludos
Avianca

[Edited 2007-02-11 12:28:47]


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 1):
sounds vey intresting.... even it is a little bit far away from CCS, but IB has good fares into Domodedevo....(spelled correct).... but remember that the Russian Visas could be a problem...... anyway let me know

That's why I am anticipating so much on an eventual meet overthere! But I'm sure we could find enough people to join us there!

EDIT: http://www.visatorussia.com/russianvisa.nsf/visa_support.html

According to this website ,visas cost 30USD

[Edited 2007-02-11 12:26:04]


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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11673 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1878 times:

Yes, why not! There was a plan to have a Russian meet later this year, to fly some of the old Soviet airliners, but I'm not sure if that's going ahead still? Anyway, a city visit to Moscow sounds great, perhaps could also take a trip to St Petersburg.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1876 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 3):
Yes, why not! There was a plan to have a Russian meet later this year, to fly some of the old Soviet airliners, but I'm not sure if that's going ahead still? Anyway, a city visit to Moscow sounds great, perhaps could also take a trip to St Petersburg.

Yirina and Zruda have spoken about a Ukraine meet which would include a visit to Tchernobyl! However if that meet isn't going on we could leave it for 2008 so that we can have more than enough time to plan this.



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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5934 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1873 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 2):
EDIT: http://www.visatorussia.com/russianv....html

Braulio, thanks for the link.... are the

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 4):
meet which would include a visit to Tchernobyl!

are you sure there would be alot of participants..... I doubt it.... also if its a historic place.... there is still too much radioactiv air (and some more) arround....



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User currently offlineAirdolomiti From Germany, joined May 2003, 691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

A Moscow meet would be fantastic, having stayed there for a month recently that city has a special place in my memory. If time allows, count me in!  Cool

Federico


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 5):
are you sure there would be alot of participants..... I doubt it.... also if its a historic place.... there is still too much radioactiv air (and some more) arround....

Well i don't know about it. What concerns me I'd never set a foot anywhere close to that place !



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11673 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1866 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 4):
Yirina and Zruda have spoken about a Ukraine meet which would include a visit to Tchernobyl!

Yes that was to be on of the highlights I seem to remember. I think I started the idea months ago when I decided spontaneously to take a trip there and asked on here if anyone wanted to come along too, not surprisingly at such short notice nobody could, so I decided to leave it too. Would be nice to fly Aeroflot to Moscow yes 


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1859 times:

Moscow is a great place Braulio, and I might join you once the plans are clear and I am in town. Visa are easy to get but cost a fee. However it is worth it!
The bigger problem is to get hotel rooms for a good price.

You should combine it with some flights if possible. Aeroflot flies you to LED and back for around 100 Euros or why not making a trip over to the Volga and Oka rivers, Sibir alias S7.ru flies you to Nizhny Novgorod and back for as low as 40 Euros if booked early.

Cheers,

Thomas



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User currently offlineQANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1856 times:

I'd love to but i can tell you from now Moscow is one hell of an expensive city, summer time would have to be the only option.


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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 9):
Moscow is a great place Braulio, and I might join you once the plans are clear and I am in town. Visa are easy to get but cost a fee. However it is worth it!
The bigger problem is to get hotel rooms for a good price.

You should combine it with some flights if possible. Aeroflot flies you to LED and back for around 100 Euros

It would be nice to finally meet you up ! I really look forward to goin to Moscow. This meet would either take place in March or End of May/June 2008.

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 9):
Sibir alias S7.ru flies you to Nizhny Novgorod and back for as low as 40 Euros if booked early.

What type of a/c do they fly there ?



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5168 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1836 times:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 5):
are you sure there would be alot of participants..... I doubt it.... also if its a historic place.... there is still too much radioactiv air (and some more) arround....

a few folk have expressed interest in a chernobyl meet, ive got a list of names of those interested, so hopefully in thje summer we can go there Big grin

Chernobyl is perfectly safe, the levels of radiation are well below what is considered dangerous, and tours of the area can easily be arranged. Concrete does not retain radiation, so as long as you stay on the roads you are fine. The grass is still radioactive as are the buildings, so you need to avoid these. Apart from that it is safe.

Oh yea, im up for a Moscow meet, russia is a place I would love to visit, although I may be going there this summer so this year would be better than next year. Save those pennies!



That'll teach you
User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4121 posts, RR: 29
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1818 times:

As for now Sibir flies the TU-134 in the morning and the 737 in the evening on that route. Aeroflot has the TU-154 and TU-134 on the SVO-LED-SVO runs.

Regards



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

Quoting RJ100 (Reply 13):
As for now Sibir flies the TU-134 in the morning and the 737 in the evening on that route. Aeroflot has the TU-154 and TU-134 on the SVO-LED-SVO runs.

Regards

wow now that would certainly be something !!!!!!!!!!!



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

RootsAir:
From an aviation standpoint, Russia is amazing. I was in Moscow last year and SVO is a spotters paradise. Just about every aircraft type you could imagine.
I was lucky enough to meet up with Tu204. He was my tour guide, translator and bodyguard.
One of the highlights going to the boneyard across the road from SVO and sitting on the wing of an IL-86 and drinking vodka at the same time.
Although my stay in Moscow was only for two days, there was no down time. We packed a lot in to that short period of time. I wish I had more time to fly the TU-134 to St. Petersburg.
I did watch a TU-134 take off. Those aircraft sound spectacular!
 bigthumbsup 


Getting a hotel can be tricky. I had made reservations and the hotel canceled my reservation a week later because they found someone else wiling to pay a higher price. Yep, that happened twice. Getting your hotel and invitation letter is required to get your visa.

Try to meet up with Tu204 while your in Moscow.
Fun guy to hang out with, knowledgeable of Moscow and aircraft and fluent in English. I had a great time.
I even got a Sheremetyevo ramp rat vest as a souvenir








I flew to Moscow via Aeroflot IL-96, left on a TU-154.
Read more about that on my trip report.
Superfly Completes Trip Around The World (by Superfly Jul 10 2006 in Trip Reports)













Being a Latin American, you may want to watch out for these people if you visit Russia.



http://mosnews.com/commentary/2006/02/14/foreignerslive.shtml

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2131214.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3250488.stm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3047420.stm

http://www.rickross.com/reference/skinheads/skinheads49.html

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle...c-d61d-40f5-8599-96e220df54e1.html





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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3011 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Oh Larry, you really seem to like putting people off of coming to Mosow due to these skinhead people.

All I can say is DON'T WORRY!!!

They can be scary, even for locals like me. However when you are traveling in a group, they are highly unlikely to do anything. All in all skinheads are pussies. They are scared of crowds, and are actually quite weak when it comes to battling with them. Just don't walk around weird neighborhoods by yourselves, and you will be fine for SURE.
Places lke downtown and all tourist areas are very safe, millions of people from all over teh world, and police everywhere.

If you have Yirina and Zruda, you should be in ever better hands. If I recall, Yirina also knows a little Russian.
If your trip will be during th summer, which is probably the best time to go, I will most likely be there. If I'm there, you can most definitely count on me taking you around all of Moscow and whereever you want to go.
Nightlife is also quite a sight in Moscow.

But be prepared, Moscow is EXTREMELY expensive city. Even going about and beyond London and Paris.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 16):
Oh Larry, you really seem to like putting people off of coming to Mosow due to these skinhead people.

Not true at all. If that were the case, I wouldn't have went myself. I knew about the problem before I visited.
I did mention that I had a great time.
People like to know the pros & cons of every place they visit. Wouldn't you?
This is not an attack on Russia or Russian people.



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):



Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):

Not true at all. If that were the case, I wouldn't have went myself. I knew about the problem before I visited.
I did mention that I had a great time.
People like to know the pros & cons of every place they visit. Wouldn't you?
This is not an attack on Russia or Russian people.

Very complete resumé of Russia. anyways an a.net meeting there would jsut be amazing.honestly!



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39920 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Quoting RootsAir (Reply 18):
Very complete resumé of Russia. anyways an a.net meeting there would jsut be amazing.honestly!

Agreed!
The larger the group, the better!
I wish I could have seen Monino. After the 10.5 hour flight from Bangkok and only 3 hours of sleep the night before, I slept too late. Monino closes early.
I'd like to join you all but I don't have the luxury of time like I did last year.



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User currently offlineDba4U From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 665 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Moscow? Sure, always wanted to visit that place.

BTW, I thought that the idea of a Chernobyl meet was dead, but as it obviously isn't I just want to confirm my interest as long as the dates are fitting.


User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Quoting Dba4U (Reply 20):

BTW, I thought that the idea of a Chernobyl meet was dead, but as it obviously isn't I just want to confirm my interest as long as the dates are fitting.

contact Yirina77, Zruda or JRadier. They are the ones who I'm sure are going this summer!


By the way David, I hope you're doing well. It would be nice to meet you in moscow after our BCN meet !
CHEERS



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User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12258 posts, RR: 35
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1740 times:
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Quoting Avianca (Reply 5):
are you sure there would be alot of participants..... I doubt it.... also if its a historic place.... there is still too much radioactiv air (and some more) arround....

Like mentioned,Chernobyl is perfectly safe. I would also love to go there.



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User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Count me in for Moscow... I was going to go last year, but it got too expensive. I hope to go next year. So a meet would be perfect!

Kris



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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

Count me in, I've always wanted to go to Russia, and I'm sure Captain Ben would be up for it too. He is quite into those noisy old Russian death trap's  Wink

I just have one request well 2 actually, to fly on a Tu-154 whilst I'm there, oh and I'd like to see the Tu-144 if there is one that is near Moscow.

 Smile



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25 Post contains links and images BMIFlyer : Certainly I would attend however, I find the requirements for a Tourist Visa to Russia very confusing I mean, eh?? From http://www.great-britain.mid.
26 Post contains images N666FU : Lots of 134's on that route. Also, right now Volga Dnepr with a Yak40, UTair with an AN24, and Tatarstan with a 134. Can't find them in the summer sc
27 Aeroflot777 : If I can figure out some legal crap with the army, then I will most DEFINITELY be there to take care of all of you guys, lmao. No questions asked. La
28 Post contains images RootsAir : As though a westener would want to stay living in Russia illegally
29 BMIFlyer : I know, but I mean I really do want to visit, but this sorta puts me off the idea. I'll visit the consulate when i'm in London in 2 weeks, i'll see w
30 RJ100 : It isn't as bad as it sounds though. Just go to a local travel agency and they will do the paperwork for you. What you need is an invitation (that's w
31 Post contains images BMIFlyer : Thanks Thomas
32 RootsAir : its a shame because this implies paying extra for travel agency service. i have gotten rid of the habit of reserving tickets via a travel agency due
33 Zruda : I also hate the idea of giving money to travel agencies, but I guess I will do it this time, as without it the visa obtaining procedures can be a rea
34 Dba4U : Oh yeah, just took a little break. Are you going to ZRH in June? Still unsure if I should attend
35 Post contains links and images N666FU : Repeat after me: I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America.... Why not? It's just as free as the US recently. It's not really
36 Post contains links JRadier : Chernobyl/Pripyat Meet - August 2007 (by Zruda Feb 13 2007 in Non Aviation)
37 Post contains images Superfly : It cost us U.S. citizens $100.00. Russian planes are marvelous machines!
38 N666FU : That wont be a problem...If you're gonna do it, try for a 154B (pretty rare) Aeroflot-Don still has some. The Concordski? Monino would prolly be your
39 RootsAir : no man, no more meets for 2007, final med school exams! That really sux, so i am looking forward to be free of them to attend meets! Take care BM
40 Miamiair : Not. But with precautions, it is relatively safe.
41 Post contains images JRadier : safe enough . Shall we discuss Moscow and Chernobyl in their respective threads?
42 RootsAir : no man, no more meets for 2007, final med school exams! That really sux, so i am looking forward to be free of them to attend meets! Take care BM
43 RootsAir : I heard russia is a great place for Ballet dancing !
44 Go3Team : I'd like to do a Moscow meet. I looked up some fares from London not too long ago to do a side trip, and the fares were really high. Maybe coming stra
45 Post contains images RJ100 : Burke, it might be cheaper to get a good fare to Germany and then taking one of the Germanwings flights over to Vnukovo. Just an idea though. Cheers,
46 Post contains images Go3Team : I just did a random search and came up with a decent C fare from RIC via IAD, FRA with UA then to SVO with LH. All I need right now are some dates.
47 Superfly : RJ100: Is Aeroflot sending any Soviet/Russian planes to western Europe? I saw there TU-154 in Athens and I flew there TU-154 to Istanbul, but I know t
48 Post contains images RJ100 : Yes, but they get rare, some are used on the German routes, but they become more and more rare...UTAir is flying the TU-154 from Munich to Tyumen if s
49 Post contains images Superfly : I've seen the IL-96 in Salzberg in the database. I am sure UTAir is cheaper than Aeroflot. If your flying to Russia, flying on there aircraft is a mus
50 RootsAir : then again one can say that for every country there is danger! Whether there are skinheads in Russia its not that what's gonna make me change my mind
51 Superfly : RootsAir: Understood. I didn't let that risk stop me from visiting Russia either.
52 Post contains images Zruda : I would love to fly to Irkutsk, or St Petersburg. And my big dream is Ulyanovsk, since its the city of Tupolev, the museums and stuff, but thats too d
53 Dba4U : Woh, sounds like a lot of work. Good luck!
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