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Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

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Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Fri May 03, 2024 11:55 am

This is show is on Fri 30th and Sat 31st Aug

Just started to look at Flights and Hotels
Do I go out out on Wed,To catch the arrivals/practice on Thurs

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by Freeman Lowell » Fri May 03, 2024 3:27 pm

Pete,
Another option would be to visit the two aviation museums in the city. Both inexpensive * and worth doing, particularly if you like MiGs.
* inexpensive but they still like to charge you extra for using a camera!
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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Tue May 07, 2024 12:53 pm

Still looking at the options
but I have some Questions
I see the Phoenica Grand has a Airport Shuttle,but where is the enterance to the show.
Permits are required for photography by the fence,I assume not required foe inside the show

Thanks in advance
pete

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by Mictheslik » Tue May 07, 2024 2:09 pm

Entrance is normally straight off the main road by the old terminal building.

No permits required inside, but in the past they have done spotters passes which get you away from the scrum of the fence line and offer cool drinks and shade (which are a godsend!)

I might be going again this year, so will try and find out what the spotters email is for this year.

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sat May 11, 2024 1:38 pm

Flights booked
Out on Thurs 29th Aug
Airshow at Baneasa Fri 30th and 31st
Back home on Sun 1st Sept
Phoenica Grand for 3 nights
Meet up for a few drinks
As it is the Airport south of Bucharest,Anyone want to share the cost of a taxi
If you have a Hire Car,I will of course "chip in"

Any info on the Spotters email,would be great

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sat May 18, 2024 1:30 pm

Pete,
Did the show in 2017. Going back this year - STD-OTP-STD Thurs/Fri & staying at the Phoenicia Grand 15mins walk from the gate. Buses are good and taxis are reasonably priced, but airport cabbies will try and rip you off...
Take plenty of water - you are standing on concrete all day.
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Freeeman
The Airport you are refering too is the main airport.
The show is at Baneasa,South of Bucharest
As the Phoenica Grand is a sponsor of the Event
I have sent them a Email asking about any Shuttle Bus service and any VIP Passes
you might want to send them a Email


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Pete

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by dotwatcher01 » Sat May 25, 2024 7:57 am

Greetings from the OTP departure lounge. Baneasa is NORTH of the town, 1/2 way to OTP. When you get to OTP splash out 20 LEI/RON (the same) for a 3 day bus ticket. The 100 express stops quite close to Baneasa on its way to/from town, and various 44* local buses also serve Baneasa.
As for the museums; the military museum is fascinating for students of military history. For readers of this page get the 85 (trolley) bus and look across from the road, because the Aviaton section is closed. You can see the MiG15 & SA330 & the IAR93 through the windows. Top Commie gens might recognise a spindly too inside.
The Aviation Museum is closed for renovations, for at least the next three years. There is a Marriott next door and views of the field would probably be excellent from a high floor, but for us mere mortals, shooting over the fence from the North side will give the best view, with a few more visible through foliage on the south side. On the plus side it appears most/all of the a/c previously "inside" are now "outside". Questions?
BTW if any of our Romanian viewers are watching, there were 6 C-27s outside earlier, 2701,2,3,4, 6 & a.n.other....which one might be on overhaul/away?

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by Freeman Lowell » Sat May 25, 2024 9:59 am

Hi DW01,
I can't claim to be Romanian, but can suggest a study of records provided by Radarbox might give a clue as to your missing Spartan.
2705 routed west on 20th via Napoli to Beja. It flew locals out of Beja 23 and 24th ( doing low-level flights over the parachuting training field at Tancos). Last record was for the afternoon of 24th in that area. No recent records for 2707.
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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sat May 25, 2024 1:11 pm

DW01

Thanks for the update.
I have obviously got my "knickers in a twist" around the location.
Must be a age thing

Thanks
Pete

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by dotwatcher01 » Sat May 25, 2024 2:59 pm

Thanks Freeman, of course the 05 is reqd, but at least you've kind of confirmed the one nose in to the hangar that I couldn't read!

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sun Jun 16, 2024 12:42 pm

French Rafale Solo Display
German Typhoon Solo Display
Both from there Websites
Maybe even the Czech items from the cancelled Slovakia Airshow
Time will tell

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sat Jun 29, 2024 12:56 pm

Static Aircraft

US Army H-60 and AH-64
RCAF CF-18
KLU F-16
German CH-53 and Tornado
Hungary Gripen,H145m and C-17

I know what you are thinking
RCAF CF-18's in Europe in Sept
Any comments about RCAF CF-18's on a Exercise in Lincs,should be on
another thread to avoid Tread Creep

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by Kurnass » Sat Jun 29, 2024 7:26 pm

Are the RCAF Hornets coming to that exercise? Or just deployed to Mihail Kogalniceanu? Two years ago they were also deployed to MK, and visited BIAS.

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by Kurnass » Tue Jul 02, 2024 9:27 pm

Added today, Bulgaria Su-25 demo. Quite interesting

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by Kurnass » Wed Jul 03, 2024 7:27 pm

Added today, OH-58D and UH-60M from Croatia, for static

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Fri Jul 05, 2024 2:40 pm

Added today,Daedalus T-6 Demo

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by Canberra TT.18 » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:07 am

Added Bulgarian C-27 static

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by GoldenPlane » Sat Jul 06, 2024 10:47 am

SpilsbyPete wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2024 12:56 pm
Static Aircraft

KLU F-16

Pete
Not in the planning at the moment…

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by SpilsbyPete » Sat Jul 06, 2024 12:26 pm

Jordy

Many thanks for the input
These days the info/rumour "buzzing" around the Internet can be misleading.

Still shaping up to be a good and different style of show

Pete

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Re: Bucharest International Airshow (BIAS) 2024

Post by Kurnass » Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:41 am

US Army UH-60M demo and static

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