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  • Tommi
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    Cool, and particularly great compositions!

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  • Sterkoder
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    I walked into the 'air side' of Kvernberget airport today, to be taken pictures of as illustration to a future newspaper article.
    All explained in the helicopter thread.

    LN-BUE, Boeing 737 from Scandinavian Airlines on Kvernberget around 15:00 Saturday (The journalist and I were followed by people from Avinor, Airport Security and what not, and were in a hurry...., hence the blury picture here)




    Handheld 200mm zoom...., bye-bye, and safe flight to Gardermoen...!

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  • pakarang
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    Excellent spot of the Sentry, Sterkoder!

    If it had been me, this is exactly the shot I would have missed for some silly reason.

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  • Seagull
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    Looking rapidly at things I missed while away, I was totally stopped in my tracks by this story. This is exactly the kind of thing that makes the forum special. It’s like I’m in the car with you, and am fumbling to get out my camera quickly (while you’re already taking photos and listening to the ATC and planning spottermobile immediate relocation!!!!) Wow, what a shot, and as for that second approach…well what can I say.

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  • Sterkoder
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    Today, I was (by accident) in the city.
    On my way home, I saw a familiar sight sailing in from the east side...; car ferry VEØY returning home from her summer sailings at Geirangerfjord.
    I drove down to a quay near the former Sterkoder ship yard to take her pictures, posted in the car ferry thread.

    Then I packed my camera back in the bag (always a BIG mistake) to drive home.
    As I turned my car around, I was aware of a huge black trail of smoke in the sky west of the city.
    After taking out my camera again faster than I have ever done, I got these pictures of a NATO Boeing E-3A SENTRY, commonly known as an AWACS aircraft.
    NATO has 18 of these type aircraft in their inventory, and they are all registered in Luxembourg, as this countrys only military airplanes.


    I also have a shortcut to the Kvernberget ATC on my iPhone, and during this climbing turn, they said their intention was to shoot another approach


    After driving faster to the airport than 'Oistein' want to know (if he's still a police), I got better pictures of the second approach, after which they set course Ørland MAB which is their northern base.






    Last edited by Sterkoder; September 3rd, 2012, 07:03.

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  • Sterkoder
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    One or the other reason:
    Kristiansund has been a departure point for several charter flights to Split this season
    Or this was the flight chartered by our local newspaper Tidens Krav to bring their readers to Split and nicer weather.
    (The paper does this every year, to different destinations each time. Partisipants has to pay for it all themselves, but there are guides and everything is organized by the newspaper).

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  • Ralf__
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    I wonder, which reason motivated Croatian Airlines to offer a flight to / from Kvernberget???
    Are there a lot of Croatian workers on the oil platforms?

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  • Steve.B
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    The world's changed in lots of way over the last decade or two, that's for sure. One must wonder what the future is going to be like for any form of air travel. We keep on being told that fossil fuel will not last forever, so what then for aviation? Vegetable oil?, synthetic fuels? Somehow i cannot see electric power being suitable for a large high speed passenger plane.

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  • wherrygirl
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    One of the things in my mind before I retired 20 years ago was learning to fly. Oh, please don't scoff at me, folks. For various reasons I have never done it. The smallest passenger aircraft I've been in is probably the Fokker Friendship or - more likely - the little plane from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 1986 where I had my map of Iceland on my lap and, looking out of my window at the ground below, traced the route all the way. That went some small way towards that feeling of freedom in the air that you flyers must experience. Yes, I know the freedom wasn't real, the aircraft was confined to a specified height, route, etc. but it was just the feeling I delighted in, something not so compelling in large commercial aircraft, although that can have its magic, too.
    I think I can understand the deep regret and nostalgia you must feel because that freedom has now been more or less extinguished.
    Last edited by wherrygirl; August 19th, 2012, 12:36.

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  • Sterkoder
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    To me, it was the cost of it all that made me decide enough is enogh, and put my license on the shelf.
    Then I'm a person who understand that there must be some rules and regs, but the ammount and type of rules thrown at the GA segment of aviation at least here, makes operating a small single engine almost like running an airline company.
    Then we know that the huge oil companies will stop producing Aviation fuel type 100LL in a few years, and who do you think will get the cost of rebuilding engines to diesel, automobile fuel or changing engines to turbines? Each and every pilot who will get the cost coming their way via increased prices pr. hour.
    On top of that we have rigid airport security. GA has gone crazy, so much so that I don't want to be a part of it no more. I'm a free person, flying is all about freedom...., aviation is not anymore.
    Last edited by Sterkoder; August 19th, 2012, 10:49.

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  • pilotdane
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    It is amazing to me what things are possible or even normal here in the US but prohibitive in other parts of the world. Still, I am afraid that general aviation is in real trouble. Even basic aircraft have gotten crazy expensive and after September 11th a simple mistake about the rules can be a serious offense. Of which, even the threat can take the fun away for many people.

    I have read many stories of people that put extra fuel tanks in their planes and fly to Europe or Hawaii. It shows that it can be done and that there are people with the nerves to do it. Personally, I don't have the stones for it. To my ear the engine always sounds rough when flying over mountains or water. I guess I don't have the true adventurer spirit.

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  • Steve.B
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    Must be great have the time, cash and experience to just sit down one evening and starting to plan a route to some far off place. I know that with the age of jet travel, 'far off' places do not seem to exist anymore, but in a small plane like that, such far off places would seem to exist, if you know what i mean. Getting your maps out, working out your route considering the range between stops, etc. All of a sudden travel by air becomes an adventure again. Now where is that lottery win when you need it?(dunno)

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  • Sterkoder
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    But that's what airplanes and flying is all about, Steve.., isn't it...?
    To fly outside of your control zone and TMA and explore, to be free and able to fly around and cross borders.
    For the owner of N6TK it seems possible, for me it became too expencive.

    In the 80's, we had a guy here who flew to Mallorca with a Piper Cherokee.
    He used 15 hours airtime one way.

    Today, when it cost NOK 1500,- pr. hour (US$ 252,- ) to rent such a plane here, and fuel comes at NOK 14,50 pr. liter (US$ 2,44 or US$ 9,23 pr. gallon) it will be impossible if you haven't won the big Lottery.

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  • Steve.B
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    I am rather surprised to read about the well traveled Cessna. I have never stopped to consider that one of these would be used for such long distance, hopping it's way around the globe. The owner obviously likes adventuring, and has a lot of spare cash!

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  • Sterkoder
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    This Cessna has really been around. I've seen flight tracks from USA to Europa via Greenland, and pictures of it in New Zealand


    Well, this concludes my images from Kvernberget airport today, hope you've enjoyed!

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