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MiG 15 at Norwich Airport !

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MiG 15 at Norwich Airport !

Post by keithnewsome » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:48 pm

Couldn't believe it tower asked the arriving 737 to 'move over' to allow a 'MiG 15' behind, running short of fuel, to land first and bingo we get this amazing visitor popping in for a splash and dash apparently on a flight from Norway to Shannon ? First photo is a 100% crop on a hot day !!!!!

Keith ;)

N104CJ.
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Re: MiG 15 at Norwich Airport !

Post by nescafe37 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:53 pm

Nice catch there mate. Well done

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Post by glasfryn » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:09 pm

Well ,Hats off for that one ! What a catch :clap:

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Post by Stu » Fri Jul 17, 2015 8:34 pm

Nice catch mate :thumb:
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Re: MiG 15 at Norwich Airport !

Post by Nighthawke » Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:45 pm

Crikey! I've had some nice surprises at Norwich in the last 30 years but that takes the biscuit. What a great catch and pics too. And a 2-seater UTI version - nice!

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Post by jem60 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:49 am

Very nice!!. Is this the machine that used to fly fairly regularly at Duxford shows piloted by Rolf Muem a good few years ago!. Anyone know why it was going to Shannon, and strange that the back seat is empy on a longish flight. Was it defecting?? :)

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Post by Irish251 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:42 am

En route to Shannon for an air show there today. It's operated by the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron.

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Post by venom » Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:45 pm

Lovely photo

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Post by EGVP » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:36 pm

N104CJ is a former Polish SBLim-2. Not sure on its full history off the top of my head, but I'm pretty sure it's never been to the UK before, especially as it didn't make Yeovilton earlier this month.

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Post by jem60 » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:58 pm

Many thanks. :thumb:

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Post by keithnewsome » Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:27 pm

WoW ! Thank you all for those nice comments ! Yes a rare treat for us all ! and possibly the first time in the UK ??
So another 'hazy' photo of it leaving the runway .....

Keith ;)

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Post by Typhoon73 » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:08 pm

Right place at the right time! Blooming fantastic catch, nice pics ;)
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Post by keithnewsome » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:33 pm

Thanks T73 ! Yes was almost asleep in the car (no change there) when I heard the above on the radio ! and thought 'yeah right' .... but here it is .... wanted a photo of the pilot ..... best I could get .... bit of a b*m photo .... or you could say .... 'its behind you' ???

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Post by tazmin88 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:17 am

time to get the weedkiller out on the taxyways by the look of it Keith , great catch .

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Post by Frank the Dog » Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:15 pm

You lucky bu**er !! Great catch, well done !
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Post by Jazz » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:12 pm

EGVP wrote:N104CJ is a former Polish SBLim-2. Not sure on its full history off the top of my head, but I'm pretty sure it's never been to the UK before, especially as it didn't make Yeovilton earlier this month.
Just checked if this was one of the 'invasion' of 14 Polish Lim-2/4's which arrived in the UK back in October 1986... but it wasn't!
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Post by keithnewsome » Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:01 pm

Many thanks for your input guys ! A quote from the owners website .... very interesting ....

This aircraft is a Polish-built SB Lim-2 (MiG-15UTI), produced by WSK-Mielec in 1952. The aircraft is operated by the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron as a representative of the Cold War ‘enemy’.




Following its Polish Air Force service ending in 1990, the aircraft was exported to the USA, and based at Quillayute Airport just outside Forks, Washington. It was again returned to Europe in the summer of 2014. Experienced ex. Polish Air Force MiG-15 engineers carry out the maintenance of the aircraft.




Given the shared border between north-eastern Norway and Russia, and the many encounters between Royal Norwegian Air Force and Soviet aircraft during the Cold War, the Polish MiG is an appropriate addition to the Norwegian Air Force Historical Squadron.




The aircraft is painted and marked as “RED 18” to represent Russian-Soviet pilot and cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s MiG-15. He was the first human to journey into outer space in 1961. Before his cosmonaut training Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was stationed close to the Norwegian boarder and only 40 km from the Norwegian city of Kirkenes as a fighter pilot flying the MiG-15.

Keith ;)

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Post by David Thompson » Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:03 pm

It's currently parked up at Newcastle Airport and is scheduled to fly in the Sunderland Airshow this coming weekend .
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Post by paddyboy » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:57 pm

Hi Keith :P

As you must have realised, me and SWMBO have been up the coast, in a typical Norfolk 'black hole' for a few days :Wow:

Fabbo catch, mate :thumbs:

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Re: MiG 15 at Norwich Airport !

Post by keithnewsome » Tue Jul 21, 2015 8:18 pm

Yes paddyboy your absence has been missed ! I hope you enjoyed your 'time out' thank you :thumbs:

Keith :halo:

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