LAVEX 2009 (flightline-stuff added)

LAVEX 2009 (flightline-stuff added)

Postby KoenH on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 11:41 am

Hi,

last week the 3rd Libyan Aviation Exhibition was held at Mitiga Air Base.
Although the show itself is not very big, the quality of the planes present is superb :yahoo:

1. as soon as we arrived in our hotel on Sunday, this beast came in to land
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2. and a shot if it during the show
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3.
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4. wide-angle shot of an An-124 taxiing to the static after a fly-by
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5. several An-32 waterbombers were present
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6. this Mi-14 was newly refurbished and repainted
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7.
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8.
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9. the Libyans currently have 2 operational Mirage F1s
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10. and the 2-seater even flew :biggrin:
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11. one of these beasts was on static display :drool:
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12.
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13.
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14. L-39 displaying and an Afriqiyah A319 returning from a flight
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15. My last day at the show ended with a beautiful sunset
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16. what to say... 2 MiG-23s doing a demo over Mitiga Air Base. A very impressive sight to see. Unfortunately the 2-seater crashed less than 24 hours later during a solo display :sad:
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hope you like them
Koen
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Re: LAVEX 2009

Postby rdchawk on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 2:27 pm

Fantastic !!!!!!!!!!! :rock:
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Re: LAVEX 2009

Postby trend71uk on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 2:29 pm

Wow ,absolutely amazing , great pics , fantastic aircraft ....... just dunno what else to say ! :yahoo:
Looked at doing this event and decided against it , really wish I had now !
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Re: LAVEX 2009

Postby Chris IL-76 on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 7:34 pm

Wonderful stuff.....more please!
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Re: LAVEX 2009

Postby eaglekepr on Sun 11 Oct 2009, 8:05 pm

Love #12 wide-angle Foxbat. Certainly a rare place to visit!
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Re: LAVEX 2009

Postby Kieron on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 1:33 pm

Nice pictures there Koen, good to have met you there and glad you had a good time, your sunset canopy shot came out well, pity we did'nt do the night shots... regards Kieron
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Re: LAVEX 2009

Postby frank on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 5:33 pm

Koen great stuff, would very much appreciate more photos if possible - not often we see Lavex
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Re: LAVEX 2009

Postby umea4 on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 6:43 pm

Yes - more please if you've got some. Not often you see many of those - fascinating assortment of types.

Anthony
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Re: LAVEX 2009

Postby 138EAW on Mon 12 Oct 2009, 6:44 pm

One word stunning :drool: :drool:
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Re: LAVEX 2009 (flightline-stuff added)

Postby KoenH on Wed 14 Oct 2009, 7:35 pm

Hi everyone,

thanks for the kind words, I´m glad you like them :smile:

@Kieron, it was nice to have met you. It's a shame about the nightshoots, but I don't think we can complain with the rest of the stuff we saw

Here are a few more photos, all taken on/near the flightlines, with special thanks to the guys who gave us a lift :biggrin:

1. at the maintenance facility
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2. one of only 2(?) An-74-300s
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3. stored Herc in much better colours than their new all grey scheme
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4. one of 19 Mi-14s on the helicopter ramp
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5. and amongst a bunch of Mi-8s was also this medivac helicopter
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6.
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7.
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8. and the very last landing of this plane :ghost:
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bye,
Koen
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Re: LAVEX 2009 Lybian extravaganza

Postby berryg91 on Wed 14 Oct 2009, 7:59 pm

My impression of a great airshow. Thanks to 4Aviation for the great company and arrangements and to all the hospitable Lybian people. My dear new friend, Colonel Yahya El Hambi, you who gave me such a warm welcome at 1023sqn on wednesday october 7, may you rest in peace.

10 Minutes before her Fatefull flight
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Unique Formation
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Lybian 1032sqn Fitters are GO
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LAAF 1032sqn Suchoi SU-22M3K Fitter H Taxying out
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Lybian 1032sqn Fitter pilot
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Tumansky R-29BS-300 Power!
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Refuelling for next hop
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Lybian Extravaganza
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LAAF 1023sqn MIG-23UB Flogger C
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Floggers forever
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1023sqn flightline
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LAAF 1023sqn MIG-23MLD Flogger K
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Speeding Mirage F-1BD
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Rare Antonov AN-74TK-300D with underwing engines
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Ilyushin family
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LAAF Mil Mi-35 Hind E
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Green balls on Marchetti's
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LAAF SF-260WL
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Mil Mi-8T Hip C
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Lybian L-39ZO Albatross with Metiga parade ground in the back
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Local visit
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Russian advisor
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Proud man
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Best regards,

Berry K.

We hope you had a pleasant flight with Kuwait Airways eh? Nouvelair eh? I mean Afriqiyah Airways
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Re: LAVEX 2009 (flightline-stuff added)

Postby Chris IL-76 on Thu 15 Oct 2009, 9:21 am

You couldn't dream up anything better than these.....

Superb pictures....Thanks for sharing.
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Re: LAVEX 2009 (flightline-stuff added)

Postby Rover75 on Thu 15 Oct 2009, 5:00 pm

Fantastic set of some rarely seen items.
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Re: LAVEX 2009 (flightline-stuff added)

Postby Thumper on Thu 15 Oct 2009, 7:03 pm

Wonderful photos of aircraft I have never seen and probably won't so thank you! :clap: Sad news about the MIG :sad:
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