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