By Boran Pivčić
All photos author
Photo update time! And I’m very happy to be able to bring you this one, as this is something I had wanted to do ever since I snooped around what was left of Borongaj airfield back in March :). And thanks to a free 9A-DDD, some beautiful (pre-storm) weather and my trusty fellow pilot Šime Plepelić I now bring you – Borongaj from the air!
A detail I neglected to mention the last time is that the field lies practically along the standard panorama route – and I’ve been flying by it for the past seven years without noticing (the problem was that before I actually hit upon the idea of using Google Earth, I thought the field was in the center of the Borongaj district, round a tram terminus). Now its location was blindingly obvious, so on yesterday’s flight with the guys, I decided we could just as well do a small detour… 🙂
Passing by as we would normally do, just a bit closer. As you can see, Google Earth doesn't lie 🙂
Turning round by 180 degrees brought us alongside the main apron, heading north for some photoreconnaissance of our own :). Deviating a bit from the norm, I was taking the photos from the left seat through the open window, while Šime was flying briefly from the right
A wider view of the main apron. From this vantage point, you can appreciate the difficulty of finding the runway...
The northern end. The large building at the bottom is what I believe the hangar from WW2 (the one from the G.50 shot)
Quarterview showing (almost) the entire taxiway complex. I had first entered the field via the access path visible at the bottom of the shot, right by the blocky apron
IMO the best shot of the day :). Turning back to our route, we passed the north of the field, allowing for a full-view shot