Special Aviation Unit - Bucharest - photo heavy

Special Aviation Unit - Bucharest - photo heavy

Postby Bogdan on Mon 11 Jan 2016, 8:55 pm

This spring I had the opportunity to take photos on the helipads of the Special Aviation Unit in Bucharest. The unit belongs to the General Aviation Inspectorate under the Internal Affairs Ministry. It has a fleet of 3 Mi-8, 3 Mi-17 and 2 EC-135 blue painted. Also the unit has an aeromedical squadron, called SMURD, operating red painted EC-135 on a daily basis and for major cases they can use the Mi-8/17 specialy fit for medical evacuation in case of multiple victims. Both squadrons operate from the same location and share pilots.

Other missions of the unit are fire fighting with bamby buckets, special operations insertion with special forces of the gendarmerie, medevac, SAR, VIP transport, and many other missions.

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11. Sunset NDB procedure
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30. My backpack and lenses on the right bench. Feeling like home! :D
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34. Mi-8T, bort number 716. Came to Romania in 1973. Right now it sits and waits for better days. Rumours say this year will be sent for overhaul and modernization.
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36. Being prepared for its next missions that came 20 minutes later.
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40. Mission accomplished!
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41. Who's watching who?
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43. The mayak light.
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Game over, man!
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Re: Special Aviation Unit - Bucharest - photo heavy

Postby Maisie on Fri 15 Jan 2016, 11:47 am

Cool thread, love the Mil-8T with the squared off windows.

Thanks for sharing! :)
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Re: Special Aviation Unit - Bucharest - photo heavy

Postby sylvancatharsis on Mon 18 Jan 2016, 6:15 am

Nice set; those Mils are something special!
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Re: Special Aviation Unit - Bucharest - photo heavy

Postby DerekF on Tue 19 Jan 2016, 8:14 am

Very interesting. I saw some of these flying when I was in Bucharest a few years ago. I stayed in the hotel that you can see in the background of photo 19.
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Re: Special Aviation Unit - Bucharest - photo heavy

Postby Bogdan on Sun 24 Jan 2016, 9:41 am

DerekF wrote:Very interesting. I saw some of these flying when I was in Bucharest a few years ago. I stayed in the hotel that you can see in the background of photo 19.


I live near that hotel :)
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