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Swedish aircraft drops Teddy bear paratroopers on Minsk

Old 4th Jul 2012, 10:18
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Swedish aircraft drops Teddy bear paratroopers on Minsk

Hundreds of Teddy bears dropped in a stunt by a Swedish advertisement agency. Flying from Lithuania to Minks and back for over 1h 20min in Belarus airspace undetected does no credit to their air defence.

Lucky they did not get shot down. A bit risky me thinks, that is, if they really did it.

Attached links:

Swedes launch teddy bear 'assault' on Belarus - The Local

Swedish PR firm's pro-democracy teddy bear drop on Belarus - The Local

Link to the website of the ad-agency


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Old 4th Jul 2012, 10:40
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probably now they expect Belarus to drop hundreds of real good Votka bottles over that Swediswh firm area...
Old 4th Jul 2012, 17:35
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Or maybe not

Doubts cast over Belarus teddy bear drop - The Local
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Old 4th Jul 2012, 18:56
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Great, written in English and Belarusian, when the majority of the populace speaks Russian.

Also, "the wider Minsk metropolitan area" means nothing - they've likely been dumped in a field somewhere.

Haven't heard anything from my wife's side of things either (Belarusian wife with lots of friends in Minsk)
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Shades nof Mathias Rust!
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Old 4th Jul 2012, 20:10
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No, seriously, this could catch on.

Iran ... China ... North Korea ... Opportunities out there for the intrepid aviator.

And Teddy Bears don't scream when tortured ...

I'm all for it.
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Old 4th Jul 2012, 22:02
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the two people visible in the last few seconds almost look like CGI characters.
No they don't!
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 07:40
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At 27 seconds you will see a banner and some road signs. Might tell you where it is, if you can read the langauge.
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 07:50
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Didn't know you were able to open the canopy of a DR400 in-flight to drop something the size of a teddybear through, without losing the canopy.
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 09:47
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And Teddy Bears don't scream when tortured ...
How do you know this? You sick B**tard!
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 11:11
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BackPacker you are correct, however the aircraft is not a DR400 as it has a tailwheel.
It may be possible to hold the lift up doors on a Jodel or DR250 etc. to allow the bears out?
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 11:17
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WaspJunior, you may well be correct. I was going by the shape of the wings.
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Old 5th Jul 2012, 22:36
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Possibly irrelevant information:
The Edambusters drop mini Edam cheeses from the airbrakes of Jodel DR1050s in the Netherlands.
Dornoch (Scotland)is the only airfield I know which has a sign warning that it is illegal to drop teddy bears from aircraft.
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Old 6th Jul 2012, 12:35
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At least these teddies had parachutes! Not so unfortunate Turkeys in Arkansas.
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Old 4th Mar 2013, 18:01
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Bump; Belarus teddybears

I'm still not certain,

did this air intrusion / civil disobedience really take place ?

Link to english translated local news, with onboard video published;
Teddy bears assault. Full video of flight - Charter'97 :: News from Belarus - Belarusian News - Republic of Belarus - Minsk
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 21:39
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going to court

According to major swedish newspaper,

Nallebombning ska utredas i Sverige | Inrikes | SvD

the source-country of the supposedly intrusion-flight with destination Minsk (i.e. Lithuania) has requested the matter with PR-firm "Studio Total" brought to Justice. So maybe we'll soon know if the teddybear-dropping actually occured as Swedish legal system has picked up investigation work...
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 01:57
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You gotta be careful doing stuff like this, I remember many years ago a group in Miami called Hermanos al Rescate (Brothers To The Rescue) an anti Castro group used to fly Cessna 337's over Havana dropping leaflets, it all ended in tears.
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