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Old 11th Nov 2019, 07:50
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Krystal n chips
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Originally Posted by BDAttitude View Post
In the 70ies there were so plenty of them that the GDR prohibited sport flying for some time until they had installed the resources to snoop on the aviators and guard the airfields:
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However articles in the press seldomly mention the plane used. Here is one from 1979 I found.
SZD-30 "Pirat". This type is considered to be the Ka6 of the soviet zone.

Some more aviation related stuff:
Ikarus VOX II
The venerable AN2 of course
DIY hot air balloon
Engineer abducting a SU-7M. Not being trained on type, he decides on ejecting instead of trying to land.
Flight by highjacking
This guy was imprisoned before he could try his "experimental"

Nautically there are also have been a lot of intresting things going on.
Thanks for all the replies

However, it's the quote above I found of particular interest.

I flew a Pirat, once !......and a contributor on here offered some "helpful advice " as I floated past the launch point It would be fair to say my preference would be a Ka6E or Ka6CR. Sorry about the digression.

I have to say this piece in the programme did attract my interest due to my involvement with gliding because so many factors had to be in his favour on the day. It wasn't exactly a cross- country flight where you can land in a field when the lift stops working.

The rest of the programme was equally interesting....and sobering viewing
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