Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby hornise on Thu 28 Mar 2013, 9:16 am

Some heli action from last summer.

In the beginning of July 2012 a serious forest fire broke out in Vitosha mountain just few kilometers from the city of Sofia. Bulgarian Air Force send two Mi-17 with Bambi Bucket's immediately. In the next two days the fire has grown and their efforts were insufficient. On the third day a Heli Air's Mi-8 joined the action.

Day 1 - 01.07.2012
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Day 2 - 02.07.2012
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Day3 - 03.07.2012
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Day 4 - 04.07.2012
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The full reports can be found on my website:
http://www.balakchiev.com/en/images-go/forest-fire
http://www.balakchiev.com/en/images-go/forest-fire-day-two
http://www.balakchiev.com/bg/images-go/forest-fire-day-3
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Re: Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby Maisie on Thu 28 Mar 2013, 9:36 am

Great photos, a shame about the fire though!!
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Re: Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby stranexuk on Thu 28 Mar 2013, 10:15 am

Amazing and very interesting series of shots.....thanks for posting!

Bet the holiday makers aroudn the lake/reservoir sitting under their sunshades enjoyed the show!
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Re: Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby Cimmerian on Thu 28 Mar 2013, 12:56 pm

Great set of photos.
Regards, Ken
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Re: Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby toom317 on Thu 28 Mar 2013, 1:23 pm

Nice to see, and excellent prop/rotor blur in pics 24 & 27
"Nice pics mate" comments only! No criticism please.

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Re: Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby Bartek on Thu 28 Mar 2013, 1:54 pm

Amazing set of photos Anton. Well done!
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Re: Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby Shocman on Thu 28 Mar 2013, 3:59 pm

Hello Anton, very impressive set of shots!!
I like especially numbers 7,11,24 and 27. But sad circumstances.

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Re: Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby Bogdan on Sat 30 Mar 2013, 11:56 am

Very nice selection, Anton. Nice to see the old Hip in action.
Game over, man!
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Re: Mi-8/17 against forest fires - July 2012 /picture heavy/

Postby riatfuels on Sun 31 Mar 2013, 12:09 am

A superb set of images, great to see something so different ... real aircraft in action .... hope the fires have been extinguished ....
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