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Iran 2010 - Iran Air Show, Aviation Museum, B707

Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:12 pm

Some pictures from our Iran 2010 trip.



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Bazar in Tehran


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pistachios in many variations


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Travel agency which has arranged flight with Boeing 707


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mountains over Tehran


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our group on Azadi sqr.


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Aviation museum near Tehran Mehrabad Airport - entrance fee 1 USD


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Museum


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Museum


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Museum


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Museum


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Museum


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Museum


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Interier of restaurant in Boeing 707 close to Mehrabad Airport



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Departures from Mehrabad



Boarding pass for Tehran-Kish flight operated by Boeing 707 Saha Air Lines - ticket price 62 €


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Boarding...


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Our beauty - EP-SHG


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Cabin


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Meal on Tehran-Kish


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Kish´s beach


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another one


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marks in the sand


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beach


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Kish Air Show advertisment


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Taban Air presentation at Kish Air Show


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Naft Airlines presentation



Kish Airlines route network


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Presentation of Iran Air catering - unfortunately only visual http://yirina.sweb.cz/iran/40149_1670354845387_1432845629_1717659_1205286_n.jpg
Iran Air at exhibition


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Kish Airlines


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outside part of exhibition


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Kissing Jumbo http://yirina.sweb.cz/iran/76838_1670356965440_1432845629_1717678_3206934_n.jpg
Tribunes for visitors


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exhibition


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exhibition


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our spotters delegation


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famous Kish´s beach - Marjan


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Sunset with Greek Ship


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departure to Bandar Abbas with Kish Airlines Fokker 50


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biggest surprise at exhibition - Antonov 225 Mriya!


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catering Kish-Bandar Abbas (45 minutes flight)


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beach in Bandar Abbas


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Bandar Abbas


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iranian lunch


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Our next flight - Iran Air Tour and Tupolev 154


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Catering Bandar Abbas - Tehran


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safety instructions with covered lady  http://yirina.sweb.cz/iran/73233_1670597411451_1432845629_1718244_7409466_n.jpg
cabin in Tupolev 154


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RE: Iran 2010 - Iran Air Show, Aviation Museum, B707

Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:25 pm

WOW unique photos and amazing trip. I always wanted to go to Kish. The A/C types you got on were great. I would love to visit Iran again someday. That Iranian lunch brings back memories! IIRC the rice had sweet currants or similar in it. Lovely food.

Love the museam I think that must be a real experience to see.


Thanks for the great report.

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Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:58 am

Fantastic photos, Yirina!
Can you tell us more about flights and Iran?
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:24 am

Amazing photos!

Would love to hear some more about each of the flights that you took.

Thanks for posting.
 
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:11 am

Very nice picure report! Nice to see it's still possible to fly the 707.

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RE: Iran 2010 - Iran Air Show, Aviation Museum, B707

Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:00 am

Yirina77:
Fantastic report!   
Looks like you picked all the right planes to fly on.
707 and TU-154.
I haven't been on a 707 since 1978 so I am long overdue for another Boeing 707 flight.
Bring back the Concorde
 
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Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:51 pm

AMAZING trip Yirina!!!!
You got on SAHA AIR! I am very envious!

Thanks a lot for sharing this!

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Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:56 pm

Thanks for nice comments to all.
So, some more pictures from Iran (more personal):

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departure hall at Mehrabad airport - Saha (and other airlines) terminal



Beach on the Kish Island - very calm place


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Ticket for Saha flight Tehran-Kish - operated by Boeing 707


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Czech girls at Iranian Air exhibition


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Bazar in Tehran


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Streets of Tehran


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Shortly before opening check-in counter for Saha flight. We occupied all (both two) counters, to get best seat in the plane



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Tehran


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park in Tehran



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stove in Boeing 707 (not Saha   this is the restaurant next to Mehrabad airport)



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Tehran



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in front of Grand bazar



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park in Tehran


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one of the most romantic place which I have ever seen....Kish and Greek ship


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Rice with zereshk, which I love so much



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Aviation museum next to Mehrabad Airport


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Fun with Jumbo


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Mehrabad domestic terminal


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tower in Tehran


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metro in Tehran is very clean and chiep



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Tehran


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Tehran


What to say about Iran. It´s quite difficult, because a lot of people just see this country only as nuclear enemy or in similar way. When I went there for the first time about 10 years ago, my family and friends were mad, they warned me before this country, just because they knew Iran only from medias, which are not reporting about Iran very nice.
True is completely different. Iran is wonderful country, with great people, who are nice, friendly, very inteligent and who definitely don´t live with hate to Western world. I have been there 4 times and always had the best experiences. I´ve learned farsi language for a years, so it helped me a little bit to understand menthality and mind of Iranian people.
Of course, I know, nothing is just black or white. I´ve travel a lot in past years, around lot of countries and I know, that everywhere are good and bad people and Iran is not any rose garden. But there are things, which we should learn from Persian nation. I´m bonded with their culture for rest of my life, I´m enriched so much by my trips to this country and will keep respect to Iran forever.
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Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:07 am

Great Report!

Iran is indeed very different than what some in the west might think and through your pictures
it looks truly beautiful.

thanks for sharing!

Quoting Yirina77 (Reply 7):
there are things, which we should learn from Persian nation. I´m bonded with their culture for rest of my life, I´m enriched so much by my trips to this country and will keep respect to Iran forever.

  
 
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Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:34 pm

Hi Yirina,

This is definitely something we do not get to see frequently. Very beautiful report! I love the way you have built it up. Every part from the aviation museum until your personal pictures of Iran is a joy to read.

The aviation museum looks like a great place to be. I especially like your Kissing Jumbo.  

Thanks a lot sharing.

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Tue Nov 23, 2010 8:51 pm

Well, I wanted so hard not to ask, but I have to   What is it in those Taban Air bags?
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Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:13 pm

Nice TR,I ypu're lucky to fly on the 707 and TU-154. I noticed the Coke cans have removable tabs,I haven't seen that in years.
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Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:31 pm

WOW WOW WOW!

Very rarely do we see such reports. Thanks for sharing this wonderfully structured report.

  
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Wed Nov 24, 2010 2:54 pm

Fantastic report! I'm planning a trip at the moment, so it's great to see what to expect.

Would you (or anyone else who has done a trip to Iran) advise against a western guy travelling alone there for the purpose of travelling on some internal flights, or is it not likely to be an issue? Is it likely to be a struggle with not speaking the language?


Thanks
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Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:33 pm

thanks for posting. I really liked your report. I would like to go to Iran one day but I need to have a new passport before I am allowed entering Iran.

Once again thanks for posting
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Thu Nov 25, 2010 1:54 pm

Really like the TR, Irina !!!

Well written and beautiful pictures...

Food looks really nice, also on board the planes (considering the distance/time of flight)...

The F50 and TU154M flights were also taken care off by that travel-agency, or did you book that seperately ?

Should look into an Iranian trip too (soon), before the 707 and 154's are definitely 'grounded' !

Thanks, again, for sharing !!!
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RE: Iran 2010 - Iran Air Show, Aviation Museum, B707

Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:54 pm

Quoting Aleksandar (Reply 10):
What is it in those Taban Air bags?

Heh, just some promotional brochures and (plastic) rose...

Quoting flywrite (Reply 13):
Would you (or anyone else who has done a trip to Iran) advise against a western guy travelling alone there for the purpose of travelling on some internal flights, or is it not likely to be an issue? Is it likely to be a struggle with not speaking the language?

It´s absolutely OK travel alone on domestic flights. Young Iranian people mostly like to talk with foreigners. When we were sitting at the airport and wait for boarding, few times some students came to us, very politely introduced themself and asked us where we are from, how do we like Iran etc...They proudly said that they learn english and we were great opportunity to practice converstaion skills  You don´t need speak farsi, most of young people there speak (or they try to) english and are happy for speaking with you..

Quoting MH017 (Reply 15):
The F50 and TU154M flights were also taken care off by that travel-agency, or did you book that seperately ?

Our tickets has been arranged by travel agency. It´s problem, that those airlines are not bookable outside Iran (except UAE I guess). But when you come to Iran, you can go to some agency or airline desk at the airport directly and buy tickets. They absolutely can not understand, why you are looking for flights operated only by Tupolevs or Yaks or Boeing 707...They have offered us flight with Airbus, I said no, please we are realy looking for Tupolev. They started to argue, that Airbus is good and save..  It was fun.
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Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:57 am

Wow, great images!

Looks like you had a superb time in Iran, its when you see images like these of the 'normal' Iran and people going about their daily lives you remember to ignore the bad stuff you read in the papers and on TV.

Love the aviation Museum, would happily visit just to go there!

Thanks

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Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:42 pm

Great report and pics enjoyed it throughly, Kish looks fantastic, by the way that Kish Air route map http://yirina.sweb.cz/iran/148998_16...54_1432845629_1717651_427858_n.jpg is misleading they dont fly to a number of places shown in there, unless they plan to add those.
 
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Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:13 am

H Yirina

Very lovely Trip Report! I enjoyed all the pictures. It is great you flown a B707 with Saha. I flown the same route Tehran to Kish as my first B707 flight in 2004, and my flight have the same flight number, 170 as yous!

If you're going back to Iran for the 5th time, I am sure I can come onboard with some of your help in Farsi!  
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They absolutely can not understand, why you are looking for flights operated only by Tupolevs or Yaks or Boeing 707...They have offered us flight with Airbus, I said no, please we are realy looking for Tupolev. They started to argue, that Airbus is good and save.. It was fun.

Classic ! The Travel agent must be thinking you're mad  

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Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:18 am

Lovely pictures really enjoyed them.

Would love to one day drive across the border into Iran.
 
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Sat Dec 25, 2010 6:29 pm

Quoting N178UA (Reply 19):
Very lovely Trip Report! I enjoyed all the pictures. It is great you flown a B707 with Saha. I flown the same route Tehran to Kish as my first B707 flight in 2004, and my flight have the same flight number, 170 as yous

Hi Sam,
now it was my seconf flight with Boeing 707 Saha. The very first one was in November 2004 (few months after your). Guess, where I took the inspiration   ( http://samchuiphotos.com/IranUAE2004Trip/IranUAETripReport.html )
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Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:04 pm

Quoting Yirina77 (Reply 16):
Our tickets has been arranged by travel agency. It´s problem, that those airlines are not bookable outside Iran (except UAE I guess). But when you come to Iran, you can go to some agency or airline desk at the airport directly and buy tickets. They absolutely can not understand, why you are looking for flights operated only by Tupolevs or Yaks or Boeing 707...They have offered us flight with Airbus, I said no, please we are realy looking for Tupolev. They started to argue, that Airbus is good and save..

This is so funny!

Great trip report and pictures! Thank you very much!

I have not gone back to Tehran since the days of Concorde and the Shah in the late 60's. The Shah and Empress were flown from Paris to Kish on the first Concorde prototype. Iran Air was going to have Concorde but it never happened.

So much has changed there since and now I want to go back.
I am thinking of a side trip when I will be in Bahrain in March. Iran is a fantastic country with so many years of history and civilization! Iranians are wonderful, kind, welcoming and often so good looking!

Thank you again for this trip report.
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Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:42 am

Hi Yirina!
Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful TR! I enjoyed reading it very much!

Cheers!
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Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:42 am

Hi

Amazing trip report you have got there! I enjoyed viewing and reading it. It really gives an great view of an less familiar (aviation-wise at least) part of the world!

Greetings
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