Published on July 2nd, 2019 | by FII Reader0
Kiev – Aviation Enthusiasts – Aero Exotic Adventure 2019
It is with great pleasure to announce our Kiev – Aviation Enthusiasts – Aero Exotic Adventure 2019. Airliner Experience has received permission from a number of aviation facilities in Kiev – Ukraine regarding an Enthusiast Group Tour.
Ukraine aviation has always held a fascination and interest among enthusiasts due in part to Soviet era aircraft and facilities found there. Although modernised today, the industry still retains some gems linking former Soviet times.
While at final planning stage our proposed trip is firm enough to invite interested participants.
- Tour to take place during third or fourth week of September 2019
- Plan to spend 4 to 5 days in Kiev
- Flights –Combination of Ukraine International Airlines & Ryanair
- Hotel accommodation in Kiev City Centre
Itinerary is subject to change over the coming weeks until final confirmation. Even on the ground during the tour, alterations may occur due to operational reasons.
No VISA required for EU Citizens
Our visit to Antonov Company at Gostomel Airport – Kiev should include Antonov Design Bureau, an institution for aircraft design and testing. If the world’s only mighty Antonov An-225 ‘Mriya’ is home, viewing is possible. The same applies for the An-22 ‘Antei’ the world’s largest turboprop aircraft. Both call Gostomel World Cargo Airport their base and are operated by Antonov Cargo Airlines including the fleet of An-124’s among others.
Permission has been granted for an Airliner Experience Group Spotting Adventure at Zhuliany Airport which involves Ramp visit and Runway Spotting – in close proximity to arriving & departing aircraft.
A group visit is highly anticipated to the world renowned Ukraine State Aviation Museum – Kiev. We can enjoy an English speaking tour and access a number of the exhibits. At this incredible gathering of Soviet era aircraft, up to 90 examples can be found in excellent condition, including:
- Antonov An-24, An-26, An-30, An-71
- Ilyushin IL-14, IL-18, IL-62, IL-76, IL-86
- Tupolev Tu-104, Tu-134A-3, Tu-134A, Tu-154, Tu-142M3
- Yakovlev Yak-40
- Sukhoi Su-24, Su-25
- Aero Company L-39 Albatross
- MiG DB MiG-15, MiG-17, MiG-23, MiG-25, MiG-27, MiG-29
- Mil DM Mi-2, Mi-8, Mi-24, Mi-6, Mi-26
- Kamov DB Ka-26, Ka-25, Ka-27
- Beriev Be-6, Be-12
MAUtechnic at Boryspil International Airport are responsible for providing aircraft maintenance to the Ukraine International Airlines fleet along with other third party services. The facility also provides engineering training and has links to Kiev University.
A number of interesting modern classic aircraft are parked at Boryspil International Airport. These are both Ukrainian and from other nations. The list includes Ukrainian and Soviet makes like the pair of IL-62’s (Government of Ukraine) as well as Western types such as MD-80’s.
State Enterprise Plant 410, Antonov Maintenance Facility, Zhulyany Airport (To Be Confirmed) is where the majority of Antonov aircraft receive maintenance. An-24’s, An-26’s, An-30’s, An-32’s, An-72’s & An-74’s are regular visitors to this facility from both Ukraine and a range of nations.
A number of additional group activities and visits may also form part of the overall tour including:
- Kiev Funicular – Train ride
- River Boat Charter – River Dnieper
- Kalashnikov AK47 Experience – Firing Range
- Kiev Railway Museum
- Kiev Miniature Museum
- Software & Computer Museum
- Kiev City Walking Tour
- Model Aircraft Store
Experience aviation and culture on an exotic level at this once former Soviet State, Ukraine, in the company of like-minded enthusiasts. Experience it now, before many of its gems disappear for good.
Look forward to hearing from you and obtaining a place on our Kiev – Aero Exotic Tour 2019
If you are interested please let us know ASAP
Registration process will be through Airliner Experience