Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby hornise on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 12:07 pm

A photo report from Thracian Star exercise which took place at Graf Ingatievo Air Force Base from 01 to 22 October 2010. During the operation F-16 pilots from Spangdahlem Air Base's 480th Fighter Squadron trained against bulgarian MiG 29, MiG 21 and Su-25 aircraft.


12.10.2010 - Ugly weather. Two waves, only Vipers.

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14.10.2010 - Media day - raining all day long. Some V.I.P. guests (the Bulgarian prime minister was there). CSAR demonstration with Mi-17 and Cougars. Mi-17 fire fighting. On static display 2*MiG-29, 2*MiG-21, 1*PC-9, 2*AS532 AL, 1*F-16.

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21.10.2010 - Last day.

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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby capercaillie on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 1:51 pm

Fabulous subjects, some great photography as well, shame the weather was so bad most of the time.

Just got to love the variable camo schemes on the MiG21s, fantastic :clap: :clap:
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby aviationreporting on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 2:18 pm

Very atractive set to watch, thanks for sharing.

Cheers,
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby Arno 01 on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 2:48 pm

Anton,outstanding report, such a shame about the weather, but you still have done a great job, this one really stands out for me :drool: :topbombing: :yahoo:


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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby CASAMAC on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 4:30 pm

Anton, Absolutely fantastic shots-especially the Mig29's.

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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby Koen L on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 6:15 pm

Fantastic set again Anton! They're lovely despite the disappointing meteorological conditions.
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby JohnF on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 7:20 pm

Take off shots of Mig 21s 114 and 457 (Photo No. 48 & 50) are superb. Feel the power!
Excellent set all round. :clap:
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby IanH on Thu 11 Nov 2010, 11:35 pm

Really enjoyed the presentation of this post and especially the edition of some of the background views. Good to see what is laying around bases. Bulgarian types are great and of course, the Mig 21s are special.

Regards, Ian
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby TheDuck on Fri 12 Nov 2010, 1:07 pm

Those Mig-21's are hopelessly pretty aeroplanes. Great set. :clap:
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby Lumix on Fri 12 Nov 2010, 4:14 pm

Very nice! You got some great captures of the SP F16's despite the grim conditions! :clap:
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby Lossie15 on Fri 12 Nov 2010, 5:07 pm

Simply amazing mate! Number 4 stands out for me!
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby Will Smith on Fri 12 Nov 2010, 7:10 pm

I think this is the best post i have ever look through in my time on this Forum. Fantastic :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby arsenaltillidie on Fri 12 Nov 2010, 7:18 pm

what airforce is that?
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby Ironman1 on Sat 20 Nov 2010, 6:41 pm

arsenaltillidie wrote:what airforce is that?

Try reading the top of the thread.
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby AndyBeau on Sat 20 Nov 2010, 7:47 pm

Fantastic set of shots. Nice to see something different!
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby Mike Dodd on Sat 20 Nov 2010, 7:49 pm

Love the images, very atmospheric !
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby Bjorn on Sat 20 Nov 2010, 9:29 pm

Superb! You really used the bad weather best way possible! Lots of cool images, can't pick a favourite. Thanks!
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Re: Thracian star 2010 - Graf Ignatievo AFB - Bulgaria

Postby soundbarrier on Sat 20 Nov 2010, 10:08 pm

Amazing shots Anton :clap: :clap: despite the weather !!!

I was there in september 2001 during ex. Co-operative Key ... this brings back good memories. Good to see the MiG-21s are still active. :cool:

Just uploaded a couple of those shots on Airfighters.com.

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