Photo Report 2 – Larking About the Aeroklub Zagreb Hangar

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Here’s another photo report from your favorite airfield :). After a successful – and stressful – week of ATPL exams, I decided to head out again and catch some air, hoping to get some flying in as well. Though that eventually fell through, it was made up by a great photo opportunity – snooping around the Aeroklub Zagreb hangar, an as yet untapped photo resource :). While we don’t really have anything all that rare or very much exciting, there are some out-of-the-ordinary aircraft inside and – with some help of Dean T. and cooperative weather – I decided to see what I could make out of it all…

Last in, first out is 9A-DBS, the subtle Super Cub of AK Zagreb. Used exclusively for towing gliders, DBS has seen hundreds - if not thousands - of landings

First out, last in is 9A-DBS, the subtle Super Cub of AK Zagreb. Used exclusively for towing gliders, DBS has seen hundreds - if not thousands - of landings

Gilders and taildraggers galore. The more imposing I-3 9A-DOG, previously featured on this blog (I think), is the only one of its type in this part of Europe

Gilders and taildraggers galore. The more imposing I-3 9A-DOG, previously featured on this blog (I think), is the only one of its type in this part of Europe

The Maze. Crowded to the point of bursting, the hangar is mainly home to Lučko's glider fleet. GBA is instantly recognisable as a Blanik, while GPA in the back is less easily identifiable as the field's second Pilatus B4. Out back with have 9A-GJA, the SZD Jantar mentioned in the previous post

The Maze. Crowded to the point of bursting, the hangar is mainly home to Lučko's glider fleet. GBA is instantly recognisable as a Blanik, while GPA in the back is less easily identifiable as the field's second Pilatus B4. Out back with have 9A-GJA, the SZD Jantar mentioned in the previous post

A close up of GPA and GJA. The intruding wing to the the right is of the field's hi-vis Cessna 185 9A-BKS, grounded for ages now while waiting for a new engine following a prop strike

A close up of GPA and GJA. The intruding wing to the the right is of the field's hi-vis Cessna 185 9A-BKS, grounded for ages now while waiting for a new engine following a prop strike

A more exciting view of the hangar's Pilatus ceiling ornament :)

A more exciting view of the hangar's Pilatus ceiling ornament 🙂

Another more exiting view of 9A-GRA. I'm really beginning to like these Pirats :)

Another more exiting view of 9A-GRA. I'm really beginning to like these Pirats 🙂

Looking at it, who'd have thought it's made of wood?

Looking at it, who'd have thought it's made of wood?

Now this is a real gem - an old Yugoslav Aero 3 primary trainer. It's old reg - YU-CPC - would suggest that it's been here for quite awhile. There were some plans to restore it to flying condition - essentially nothing's missing - but that doesn't appear to have gone very far...

Now this is a real gem - an old Yugoslav Aero 3 primary trainer. It's old reg - YU-CPC - would suggest that it's been here for quite awhile. There were some plans to restore it to flying condition - essentially nothing's missing - but that doesn't appear to have gone very far...

Like buried deep in an underground tunnel... and given how many aircraft were crammed into the hangar, the tunnel would have been easier to reach...

Like buried deep in an underground tunnel... and given how many aircraft were crammed into the hangar, the tunnel would have been easier to reach...

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