ILS.25L From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 153 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 4 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
Message from Bulgaria (35 Degrees Celsius)
Flew in on Air Via TU154M (LZ-MIR).
Departure on time with no holding at 25R for departure. Steep climb above Brussels because of the noise-limitations and smooth flight on our way to BOJ.
Upon approach we had some turbulence but this was nothing in compare with the landing-pattern : plane made a steep turn (felt like the famous Kai Tak-approach in HKG) at about 1200m and kept on turning till about a 50m from the ground where it came back horizontal to put itself down on the landing-runway. Approach was not from over sea but from over land.
Upon arrival, following interesting planes : Air Via TU154 (3x)
Unknown white TU154
Air Slovakia 737-200
None of them were able to get photographed but I saw a small observation desk, so I will be there on Monday and Wednesday to see what can be photographed. Also to be noticed is a small museum on the outside of the airport where several planes can be photographed (AN2, AN12, T154 Balkan and some Migs). There is also a very splendid IL18 in old Balkan colors which I will try to photograph but the plane itself lies between trees.
To be expected on Monday 12.08 : Air Slovakia 737-200
Air VIA Several TU154
Hemus Air (3 TU154)
Unknown TU154 flight : KGD....
On Wednesday are expected : a few Scandinavian charters
a few Russian charters
Report will follow.
Have a nice day
ILS.25L From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 153 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2570 times:
Second (and last) report from Burgas.
Went to the airport today to see the Scandinavians but they leave early in the morning and return late in the evening. Flights scheduleded from Scandinavia were : 1 Falcon Air / 1 SAS / 1 Maersk / 1 Finnair so nothing really tremendous.
Russians planned on Wednesday : None but I mamged to see 3 BAC (Bulgarian Air Charter) / 1 Balkan Holidays (which I saw on Monday) and the usual VIA TU154.
So really not a tremendous day but what did I see (and photographed) on Monday : Air Via TU154 LZ-MIS -MIT-MIG
Hemus Air TU154 LZ-HMS
Hemus Air / Coloured Balkan Holidays : LZ-HMN -HMQ
Condor A320 D-AICJ
Private Swiss HS125 HB-VIL (repatriation of a patient).
All these stuff has been seen on Monday between 16.45 and 17.30. It looks like traffic at Burgas is very good in the morning and late afternoon. Otherwise this is a dead airport !
Regards and see you all in wetty Belgium !
PS : How are things about our Namibia flight to FRA ?
ILS.25L From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 153 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 1 day ago) and read 2553 times:
How was the legroom and the load factor of the flight? Which food did you get served?
==> Legroom : Row 20 near exit on the wing so plenty of space but the seats were poor quality.
==> Food : Let us not tqlk about this event. Cannot even describe.
ILS.25L From Belgium, joined Nov 2000, 153 posts, RR: 3 Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2492 times:
Just arrived at home this afternoon.
Finally found the time to see some planes from the excellent observation desk.
What did I see during the 20 minutes spent :
2 Air Via T154 LZ-MIS/MIR(our plane)
4L-AAR PRIVATE YAK42
OM-AAB SLOVAK AIRLINES but flying for Balkan (named "Milo")
RA-42388 CHELYABINSK YAK42 (NICE ONE)
Have 10 safety cards of this aircraft. Always in for a change for another one so, just let me know it by personal email.
EGPX From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 105 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2498 times:
Hey ILS, that brought back memories of my one and only trip on a TU154 - London-Budapest (and return) in 1988 with Malev.
I don't suppose they allow smoking on board (and no bad thing IMO) any more but back then the policy was smokers to the right of the isle and non-smokers to the left Also, the overhead luggage bins had no doors.
Another thing that was apparent, there was no emergency oxygen so sudden cabin depressurisation = asphixiation