lawrence0654
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Invitation For Spotting At VKO On 23, 26, 27 Aug

Sat Aug 10, 2013 6:22 pm

Hello All!
I'm Lawrence from Hong Kong. This is my first time to Russia and going to visit the MAKS 2013. At the meanwhile I will spend a few days for spotting, focusing the soviet aircrafts. At this stage I will go on 23, 26 and 27 Aug, is there anyone free to join   ? please feel free to contact me at lawrence06542003@yahoo.com.hk
Hope to see you there!
 
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RE: Invitation For Spotting At VKO On 23, 26, 27 Aug

Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:05 pm

Hi Lawrence,

Sad news for you - there are very few old jets left in VKO nowadays. You'll mostly meet B737 there.

Regards,

Fyodor
 
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RE: Invitation For Spotting At VKO On 23, 26, 27 Aug

Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:40 pm

Hello Fyodor,

Yes I heard this sad news, and should be worse at the rest of two airports SVO and DME! That's why I will spend around five days there, hoping to get at least some before they are total invisible from the sky or just the display in museum  

Do you have any recommendation about the locations or other thing else for me   ? I know there is a platform on the pipeline oppositing the threshold of runway 20 is good for pic in the afternoon and I plan to stay there for long. Is that place safe?

Cheers,
Lawrence
 
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RE: Invitation For Spotting At VKO On 23, 26, 27 Aug

Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:57 am

Hi Lawrence,

I'd say you might get better chances to get old staff in DME. In VKO there is Government Squad with old staff but their schedule is rather unpredictable for the most of people. In my feeling there are more scheduled old staff in DME now.

As about safety generally situation is much better than years ago however you never insured from zealous security people which will decide you are suspicious. From this prospective VKO is more tough airport because of its President's and VIP status.

Regards,

Fyodor
 
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RE: Invitation For Spotting At VKO On 23, 26, 27 Aug

Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:34 am

And generally you just a bit late with the old staff paradise. Can you imageine that was just a few years ago:

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Good for passengers, sad for photographers.

Regards,

Fyodor

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