Trip report for Abu Dhabi, Madras & Columbo
Back in Abu from rainy Hyde.
Firstly a request, a few months ago there was a small thread on one of
these lists regarding a TU-154 abandoned in the desert in Abu Dhabi at
a small military base. I have a picture on Fotopic of the base and the
154 but could somebody please remind me of the name of the base and
the reg of the 154?? The picture appears in the Abu Dhabi Gallery
should you wish to peruse. OK, this request was answerd and I was informned that the field is called Al Ajban and apparently it is used by special ops forces....maybe the 154 is now used in that role.Here is the picture:-
You can see the 154 above the apron at the top right.
As usual now I am back here and Flickr is banned!! So, Pictures on
Fotopic but Flickr will have to wait until I am somewhere I can
Abu Dhabi Saturday 07/11/09:
A6-EIL, EIM Etihad two newest A320’s.
EZ-F427 Turkmenistan Airlines IL-76, picture on Fotopic.
I-CCCH BD100, picture on Fotopic.
VT-AXA, AXE Air India Express 738’s, picture of AXE on Fotopic.
N650PL G550, picture on Fotopic.
N381WA World Airways MD-11F.
A7-ADT Qatar A321.
En route to Madras/Chennai and a first for me, my first air to air
frame!! A BD700 approaching in the opposite direction and a 1000 feet
above us came over the GULAM beacon at the same time and called it’s
reg VQ-BSC, nice.
Madras Saturday 07/11/09:
Unfortunately it was dusk and peeing down here so not many logged;
My request first, there are four ex NEPC F-27’s stored here. I think I
read two of them as VT-NEB & NEJ, any ideas on the other two??
VT-BDJ, BDM Blue Dart 757F’s.
VT-AIO Deccan Cargo A310F.
VT-JCJ Jet Airways AT7.
VT-PAB, PAC, PAD, PAF Paramount Airways E190’s.
VT-DKJ Kingfisher AT7.
Then it was off to a new country for me, number 67, Sri Lanka.
Unfortunately in the dark and I didn’t manage to get a pic of the
stored AN-8 next time maybe.
Columbo Saturday 07/11/09:
4R-SKI Sky Cabs AN-8.
UP-AN213 ATMA AN-12.
9M-MPS Malaysian 744F.
8Q-IAQ Maldivian DHC-8.
4R-EXD Expo Air IL-18.
My photos can be found at http://www.superspottersgallery.fotopic.net
My Flightglobal blog!! http://www.flightglobal.com/airspace/blogs/superspotter/default.aspx