Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Bartek on Sun 16 Dec 2012, 9:36 pm

After 57 years in line last Polish Antonov-2 has been retired. On Friday I got chance to catch him in the air for the very last time.
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Thanks for watching.
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Haskey on Sun 16 Dec 2012, 9:37 pm

Fantastic pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Logster on Sun 16 Dec 2012, 9:51 pm

What a beautiful set of photographs. Thanks for sharing.
matt
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby targeta on Sun 16 Dec 2012, 9:54 pm

A wonderful sequence of different images a great farewell to a great aircraft.
Thanks for posting.
Phil
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby IanH on Sun 16 Dec 2012, 10:41 pm

Absolutely spectacular Bartek. Really well done.

Regards, Ian
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby tankbuster on Sun 16 Dec 2012, 10:52 pm

Simply the best, stunning
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Maisie on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 10:51 am

Great stuff as per! Shame to see it's their last flight. Where is it going, or is it being scrapped/sold on?
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Bartek on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 10:53 am

Maisie wrote:Great stuff as per! Shame to see it's their last flight. Where is it going, or is it being scrapped/sold on?


Will be sold to aeroclubs.
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Agg on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 11:06 am

Great set! Was lucky enough to get a flight in a civilian AN-2 when I was in Poland in august, really nice machine, like flying a tractor :P
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Fr8ter on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 2:42 pm

I always look forward to your posts Bartek - I know you have the good fortune of making air-to-air shots but I always enjoy the perspectives and clarity you achieve ( Slightly jealous). The An2 has a soft spot for me as I did a series of jumps from them when I was working in Russia, before I damaged my back - once I was sure the pilot had too much vodka! A great plane! Keep the good work up look forward to loads more quality posts. :rock:
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby hornise on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 3:32 pm

Just lovely! :win:
What was your photo ship Bartek?
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby trend71uk on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 8:26 pm

Stunning shots ! Sad to see it finally finishing military service .
Thanks for posting , they really are superb.
Mark
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Bartek on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 8:33 pm

Thanks for all comments guys. Photoship was Mi-2 - both are fast as the wind;)
Last edited by Bartek on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 8:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby yrret on Mon 17 Dec 2012, 8:34 pm

Stunning a set as I've seen, :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby Lloyd H on Tue 18 Dec 2012, 11:55 am

As usual Bartek superb images and even better use of shutter speeds, nice to see some movement in them! Number 3 is the pick for me, very dynamic!
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby NeilKH68 on Tue 18 Dec 2012, 2:18 pm

Absolutely wonderful shots, do like the An-2
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Re: Polish An-2 farewell - air to air

Postby DaveS on Tue 18 Dec 2012, 6:08 pm

Lovely pics, what a beast
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