Aviation Photo #1391874 Let L-13 Blanik - IAC - Iranian Airports Company

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This plane was lost on 25 Aug 2008. This was the last operational L13 in Iran. They were flying for decades.
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    Mohammad M.Rasi - Persian Gulf Team
    IAC - Iranian Airports Company
    Let L-13 Blanik
    Let L-13 Blanik
    Let L-13 Blanik
    Tehran - Firuzabad
    April 2008
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Photo Added: September 05, 2008

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9 years ago
The Blanik is a nice glider. Sad they are now grounded due to steel fatigue detected after a crash in Germany this summer.
9 years ago
Please get'em back into the air!
9 years ago
Some of my first flying hours where done on a blanik... such nice gliders...
8 years ago
Very good shot that shows the character of the Blanik.
I spent almost 100 happy hours in Blaniks.
8 years ago
I got my license on JAE. Too sad to see them disappeared.
8 years ago
EP-JAE crashed int his airport in 1998, caused serious injuries to the front seat pilot and the plane was totally lost.
5 years ago
Nice to see Blanik so far away from her country of origin! Very nice photo, Mohammad.

The problem was not in Blanik itself, the problem was that Austrians performed full aerobatics far beyond the permitted total aerobatic hours. It was like racing with your oldimer car. Unfortunately EASA grounded all L-13 disregarding this fact. Fortunately though, L-13A with and L-13 retrofitted with reinforcements to the wings can fly again :-)

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