antonov an-2 tail - Баск - bask air (bulgaria)

Abandoned Antonov An-2 spray plane (Bulgaria)

I found this old spray plane parked on an abandoned military air field north of Plovdiv.­ The abandoned airfield has since been converted into a car racing circuit Kaloyanovo.­

This good old plane was later spotted in Agades (Niger) in 2007 where it was sadly involved in a ground mishap with another similar Antonov An-2 (AIST-2) that overturned in a Sandstorm.­.­.­ (the Antonov wasn't anchored).­ See photos here:

Баск - Bask Air AD ( baskair [at] abv.­bg ) is a Bulgarian civil air company.­ It specializes in providing air emergency services, crop dusting and other aerial services.­ According to this website, the Company owns 4 Antonov An-2 planes, but now, 2 of them have been seriously damaged in Niger (see above).­

This photo is part of my България - Bulgaria series.

aircraft AIST-3 an-2 colt antonov an-2 antonov colt bask air circuit kaloyanovo LZ-1102 plane skylink Антонов Ан-2 Баск България Писта Калояново
Kaloyanovo Municipality, Bulgaria

Those are the best of the 1200 photos I took during an unforgettable 3-week trip in Bulgaria in May 2004, with my friend Susie.­ Some photos have been digitally converted to black-and-white.­

Links to some other sites with interesting photos of Bulgaria:

* Georgy Velichkov - pictures from Bulgaria

* TrekEarth Gallery