MiGs at Pleso

MiGs at Pleso

Postby ChrisL on Thu 25 Apr 2013, 10:48 pm

A selection from Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby soundbarrier on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 9:46 am

Nice shots Chris :win: Since nowadays most fighters are grey I love these colors ... :clap: On base photography I presume?
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby adamp89 on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 1:33 pm

either that, or a spotter's dream airbase... :heyhey:
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby Maisie on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 3:26 pm

Just brilliant really. :clap: :clap: :clap:
6D | 7D | 60D
11-16 f/2.8 | 24-105 IS L | 70-300 IS USM | 50 f/1.4 | 100 f/2.8 | 400 f/5.6
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby nigelblake on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 3:32 pm

Thats a fine set of images, great stuff!! :clap:
What's it like security-wise for photography there, I see easyJet fly there from Gatwick!!!
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby swingy on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 8:04 pm

Quality stuff sir. :clap:
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby ChrisL on Fri 26 Apr 2013, 10:49 pm

All were taken from outside. Images 7,8,19,20 and 21 were taken from the public viewing terrace which opens in the summer at 0900. No security problems taking pictures from there. All the others were taken on the approach to runway 23. I stood on the bonnet of the car to clear the fence. Security can be a problem here but I survived from 0930-1330 before on the fifth security pass someone bothered to stop and wanted me to move :loser: I don't believe they can move you but I was leaving anyway as the light had gone on the runway. Your biggest problem will be the general lack of flying. It is rare to catch more than two different aircraft each day and flying is usually finished by 1400. I was lucky to catch a QRA launch which is only practiced once a week.
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby IanH on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 10:38 am

Terrific set Chris in great weather. Hope the car bonnet is ok :lol: Ian
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby RichPittman on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 5:45 pm

Superb as usual Chris
Always remember "If you cannot turn tight...you cannot fight!"
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby nigelblake on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 7:02 pm

Many thanks for the informative reply! :clap:
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby chilts on Sat 27 Apr 2013, 9:25 pm

Lovely set as usual Chris, and what glorious weather.

Thought you'd have a local step ladder by now! :wink:
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby mrdetonator on Sun 12 May 2013, 10:42 pm

Thanks Chris, we decided to visit the Zagreb-pleso airfield as well, mostly taking photos from the public teracce with a lot of civil traffic in front. Migs were taxiing behind the parking airliners with APU`s running, then taking off and landing on the RWY05, so the heat waves from parking airliners will severely distort any long range shots, not to mention particularly during a hot day. Been there for two days, at the end we also tried taking photos near the fence, but within 10min we had airfield security and police asking for ID`s and leaving the place. Migs started to fly ten minutes before 1100, last Migs landed before 1500, the first day they did only one jump in a pair, the second day we saw 3 jumps in pairs plus the QRA.
some photos....hopefully Chris will not mind.
http://deton.lietadla.com/pleso/pleso.php
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Re: MiGs at Pleso

Postby ciaranchef on Thu 16 May 2013, 12:51 pm

Fantastic set of pictures, great to see these beauties still up and about!!!! Ciaran
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