Post Update – Turbolet OK-SAS and Cardinal E7-VIP

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For a 2-in-1 feature, here’s a short photo update on two of our more recent foreign visitors, L-410UVP OK-SAS from the Czech Republic and the retractable Cardinal E7-VIP from neighboring Bosnia and Herzegovina.

First in line is OK-SAS, as far as I’ve been able to find out only the second or third Turbolet to visit Lučko in the past several years. Fortunately for me, I managed to also catch it on the day it flew back to Czechia and in some pretty good weather conditions (at last!).

The crew preparing for the flight home on 30.08. As we do not have - in practice - anything resembling a customs station at Lučko, all foreign visitors leaving the country must first stop at Pleso (LDZA)

The crew preparing for the flight home on 30.08. As we do not have - in practice - anything resembling a customs station at Lučko, all foreign visitors leaving the country must first stop at Pleso (LDZA)

Shot into the sun from quite a long distance away. I had installed myself on our ECOS taxiway near the runway - intending nail it during takeoff - so I spent the time taking random snaps

Shot into the sun from quite a long distance away. I had installed myself on our ECOS taxiway near the runway - intending nail it during takeoff - so I spent the time taking random snaps

Our equivalent of the 747 climbing out of RWY 10 toward LDZA, a couple of minutes away

Our equivalent of the 747 climbing out of RWY 10 toward LDZA, a couple of minutes away

Our other foreign visitor is spending more time at the field, about two weeks apparently. Having been (presumably) repaired in the hangar, it was towed out and has been sitting for a week or so by the taxiway. Given that there’s nothing but grass around there, giving few good photo opportunities, the resulting pictures were not really to my liking, but what the heck. Also, I have mislabeled E7-VIP as a Reims F177RG when it’s in fact an even rarer Wichita-built 177RG (checked the serial number plate).

Looking less than dignified out in the fields...

Looking less than dignified out in the fields...

An oddity among smaller Cessna singles, the Cardinal has - in addition to the Centurion-style strutless wing - an all moving tailplane

An oddity among smaller Cessna singles, the Cardinal has - in addition to the Centurion-style strutless wing - an all moving tailplane

Not quite an environment for the less-robust Cessna RG singles...

Not quite an environment for the less-robust Cessna RG singles...

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