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Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:09 am
by enilria
OK, it's Russia, but still. There are pictures. Maybe it was an Emotional Support Bear?

A brown bear alert was raised early in the morning on June at the Yelizovo airport, the main gateway to spectacular Kamchatka peninsula with some of the world’s most beautiful volcanoes and glaciers.

The beast was filmed by CCTV cameras walking through the personnel's security gate.

‘Look who we have here at 5.30am. And without ID, too!’ - says a security guard as he watches the animal confidently walking past his booth.

Residents and visitors in regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky were informed about the wanderlust animal, and asked to take extra care when traveling to and from the airport.


http://www.siberiantimes.com/other/othe ... rity-gate/

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:17 am
by Ishrion
Maybe it was going to Anchorage on Yakutia Airlines

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:18 am
by Spacepope
enilria wrote:
OK, it's Russia, but still. There are pictures. Maybe it was an Emotional Support Bear?

A brown bear alert was raised early in the morning on June at the Yelizovo airport, the main gateway to spectacular Kamchatka peninsula with some of the world’s most beautiful volcanoes and glaciers.

The beast was filmed by CCTV cameras walking through the personnel's security gate.

‘Look who we have here at 5.30am. And without ID, too!’ - says a security guard as he watches the animal confidently walking past his booth.

Residents and visitors in regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky were informed about the wanderlust animal, and asked to take extra care when traveling to and from the airport.


http://www.siberiantimes.com/other/othe ... rity-gate/

Let’s just hope it wasn’t exercising it’s right
*removes sunglasses *
To bear arms
YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH!

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:20 am
by Antarius
Spacepope wrote:
enilria wrote:
OK, it's Russia, but still. There are pictures. Maybe it was an Emotional Support Bear?

A brown bear alert was raised early in the morning on June at the Yelizovo airport, the main gateway to spectacular Kamchatka peninsula with some of the world’s most beautiful volcanoes and glaciers.

The beast was filmed by CCTV cameras walking through the personnel's security gate.

‘Look who we have here at 5.30am. And without ID, too!’ - says a security guard as he watches the animal confidently walking past his booth.

Residents and visitors in regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky were informed about the wanderlust animal, and asked to take extra care when traveling to and from the airport.


http://www.siberiantimes.com/other/othe ... rity-gate/

Let’s just hope it wasn’t exercising it’s right
*removes sunglasses *
To bear arms
YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH!


*DAAAAAAAAAAAA!

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:32 am
by CairnterriAIR
Lucky he didn’t maul anybody....the results could have been GRIZZLY.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:53 am
by ikramerica
When a grizzly decides to go somewhere, the smartest thing to do is go somewhere else.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:01 am
by Revelation
Yeah but did he poo in the woods or in the airport?

A whole lot of folkelore depends on the answer to that question.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:30 am
by GalaxyFlyer
Glad to see that the snow melts in June. I was there for days one April, feet of snow on the ground and it snowed most nights.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:43 am
by FlyHappy
okay, "Bearport" was funny.
but, "major airport" is a lot of literary license, though I get its meant to be relative to the area.... even more, "security checkpoint".
forgiven due to the sweet shot of that airliner against the mountainous backdrop...

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:03 am
by Pyrex
Well, I saw chickens roam around the airport in Kauai, so I guess this is not totally unique...

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:37 am
by DocLightning
CairnterriAIR wrote:
Lucky he didn’t maul anybody....the results could have been GRIZZLY.


I couldn't bear watching that.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 am
by Sancho99504
Revelation wrote:
Yeah but did he poo in the woods or in the airport?

A whole lot of folkelore depends on the answer to that question.

Maybe he ran out of toilet paper and heard they had Charmin there?

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:28 am
by Super80Fan
Well I mean as long as he went through security, there's no law stopping him...

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:28 am
by Pyrex
Super80Fan wrote:
Well I mean as long as he went through security, there's no law stopping him...


He is a grizzly bear. He will be going through whatever he feels like going through. Don't see the Russian version of the TSA trying to get in the way...

I would hate to be the guy sitting next to him on the plane, though - just imagine the amount of belt extenders he must need.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:40 am
by scbriml
Wow, is that what passes for an airport security checkpoint in Russia? :o

I realise it's not Moscow or St Petersburg, but still...

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 pm
by Revelation
Sancho99504 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Yeah but did he poo in the woods or in the airport?

A whole lot of folkelore depends on the answer to that question.

Maybe he ran out of toilet paper and heard they had Charmin there?

You led us right into this Eddie Murphy joke (NSFW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mFf5B5qEX4 )...

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:01 pm
by N328KF
Bear's gonna go where bear wants to go.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:08 pm
by GalaxyFlyer
I flew into Petro once on Aeroflot with a group of American bear hunters. They could have saved a ton of time in the “wild”! Just shoot the bear, go back thru Security and fly home.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm
by AWACSooner
Sorry folks, airport's closed...bear out front should've told you.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:24 pm
by phugoid1982
Aww! Magnificent creature. Reminds me of the time a super cute 450 lb bearded seal ended up blocking the runway at Barrow airport in Alaska.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.usatod ... /801970001

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 pm
by Tomsixty2
Anyone else notice what they called a “security post”. Wow not what I was expecting to see.......I could bearly contain my laughter.....

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:51 pm
by WesternDC6B
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DocLightning wrote:
CairnterriAIR wrote:
Lucky he didn’t maul anybody....the results could have been GRIZZLY.


I couldn't bear watching that.


Trouble bruin for sure!

/I guess I changed my sig file here a few days too soon. It used to say, "Be kind to animals. Take a grizzly to lunch today." (My nickname is "Bear".)

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:07 pm
by RDUDDJI
AWACSooner wrote:
Sorry folks, airport's closed...bear out front should've told you.


An age weighted reference. Noted and appreciated. :D

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:54 pm
by Devilfish
Agent: "Excuse me Mr. Bear...may I see your ticket and boarding pass please. Traveling light today?"

Bear: "Yes...but I'll be heavier when we land!" :yummy:

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:57 pm
by aerolimani
scbriml wrote:
Wow, is that what passes for an airport security checkpoint in Russia? :o

I realise it's not Moscow or St Petersburg, but still...

I could be wrong, but I don’t think there’s any way in or out of the area other than by ship or plane. This is not any different from the security situation I’ve witnessed in remote parts of northern Canada.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:00 pm
by aerolimani
Devilfish wrote:
Agent: "Excuse me Mr. Bear...may I see your ticket and boarding pass please. Traveling light today?"

Bear: Just the bear necessities.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:08 pm
by WesternDC6B
Devilfish wrote:
Agent: "Excuse me Mr. Bear...may I see your ticket and boarding pass please. Traveling light today?"

Bear: "Yes...but I'll be heavier when we land!" :yummy:


“Fur sure!”

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:20 pm
by 747megatop
enilria wrote:
OK, it's Russia, but still. There are pictures. Maybe it was an Emotional Support Bear?

A brown bear alert was raised early in the morning on June at the Yelizovo airport, the main gateway to spectacular Kamchatka peninsula with some of the world’s most beautiful volcanoes and glaciers.

The beast was filmed by CCTV cameras walking through the personnel's security gate.

‘Look who we have here at 5.30am. And without ID, too!’ - says a security guard as he watches the animal confidently walking past his booth.

Residents and visitors in regional capital Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky were informed about the wanderlust animal, and asked to take extra care when traveling to and from the airport.


http://www.siberiantimes.com/other/othe ... rity-gate/


We have BEARY big problem!

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:52 pm
by Seabear
The bear was distraught, he ate his emotional support human.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:57 pm
by smithbs
AWACSooner wrote:
Sorry folks, airport's closed...bear out front should've told you.


:lol:

Except if I was there, it would be the Chariots of Fire theme as I run away from the airport.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:11 pm
by AIRT0M
Beary funny.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:58 pm
by itripreport
LET THE BEAR FLY

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:18 pm
by DocLightning
WesternDC6B wrote:
Trouble bruin for sure!


You should spend life behind bears fur making that pun. ;)

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:34 pm
by n729pa
Maybe he was smarter than the average bear...Boo boo

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 pm
by Fitlikemin
That's a big bear.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:45 pm
by usctrojan18
Anyone else just know this was going to be in Russia as soon as they read the headline? :lol:

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:49 pm
by AWACSooner
Or maybe he was trying to catch a B6 Bear Force One flight to Boston to console Marchand after last night ;)

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:21 pm
by GalaxyFlyer
aerolimani wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Wow, is that what passes for an airport security checkpoint in Russia? :o

I realise it's not Moscow or St Petersburg, but still...

I could be wrong, but I don’t think there’s any way in or out of the area other than by ship or plane. This is not any different from the security situation I’ve witnessed in remote parts of northern Canada.


I can’t remember, but I doubt Security was very much more than that. True, you have to fly or float in. I asked our handler about safety and security in town. He replied that the police know all the bad actors and keep them in control. Baggage claim was a tractor pulling a trailer stacked with bags. They drove through that gate into the lot in front of the door and left to sort it out.

GF

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:42 pm
by bombayduck
The bear returning to his Tupolev TU-95 parked on apron.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:45 pm
by rampbro
AWACSooner wrote:
Or maybe he was trying to catch a B6 Bear Force One flight to Boston to console Marchand after last night ;)


Console? No. Maul? Hopefully.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:54 pm
by AC77X
Ah yes, this is why I like the aviation industry. Just about anything can happen!

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:58 pm
by marktci
Bear: One business class seat to.....








....Moscow, please.

Ticket agent: Sure. But why the big pause?

Bear: Don't know, but I've always had them.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:12 pm
by ExpatVet
Was he bearfoot?

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:19 pm
by Devilfish
ExpatVet wrote:
Was he bearfoot?

No...he had snowshoes on him. :cold:

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:24 pm
by sirloin
Spacepope wrote:
Let’s just hope it wasn’t exercising it’s right
*removes sunglasses *
To bear arms
YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH!
This was entirely too funny for all manner of reasons. The Horatio Cane delivery was excellent, haha.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:34 pm
by LGAviation
GalaxyFlyer wrote:
aerolimani wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Wow, is that what passes for an airport security checkpoint in Russia? :o

I realise it's not Moscow or St Petersburg, but still...

I could be wrong, but I don’t think there’s any way in or out of the area other than by ship or plane. This is not any different from the security situation I’ve witnessed in remote parts of northern Canada.


I can’t remember, but I doubt Security was very much more than that. True, you have to fly or float in. I asked our handler about safety and security in town. He replied that the police know all the bad actors and keep them in control. Baggage claim was a tractor pulling a trailer stacked with bags. They drove through that gate into the lot in front of the door and left to sort it out.

GF


I've been to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Bearport last year and can confirm that this is not the actual security checkpoint. It's the setup that most airports in the region have where there's a separate check to enter the building/perimeter. That being said, the actual security check wasn't too harsh either, I guess they know if you've made it to Kamchatka, by all likelihood you passed the actual security check in Moscow.

On another note, because the terminal is under construction, we deboarded the Aeroflot 777 using stairs and then walked across the apron to the little cute gate in the fence and just left through it (there was a small tent for baggage claim).

The airport was the first airport in the world where none of the taxi drivers wanted my business but the city and also the approach are some of the most beautiful sceneries I've ever seen. Definitely can recommend Kamchatka to everyone.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:14 pm
by TWA772LR
AWACSooner wrote:
Or maybe he was trying to catch a B6 Bear Force One flight to Boston to console Marchand after last night ;)

He's singing the blues because there werent any NK bear fares available!

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:47 pm
by bohica
I can't bear to read this thread anymore.

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:22 am
by Ziyulu
Did they make him go through the metal detector?

Re: Brown Bear Walks Through Airport Security Check Point

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:23 am
by Chemist
Deer me, you guys are hawking the bear stories today.