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Merhaba … Hosgeldiniz! Welcome to Istanbul my fellow spotter friend.
The lures of this treasured city are sure to please, as is this city’s amazingly busy airport. This DVD opens with our Lufthansa A320 landing at Istanbul inbound from Frankfurt, and our taxi into the terminal area.
We then spent several days filming at IST from a fantastic, runway side vantage point to capture the fabulous, non-stop runway action which is presented in this 68 minute Part One DVD. There was so much good footage we had to split it over two DVDs, so be sure to also check out the Part Two DVD.
Flag carrier THY Turkish Airlines and other Turkish operators mix company with a truly international mix of traffic, making this airfield a spotter’s dream come true. There is plenty of Turkish Airlines A320 and 737 action, as well as A330 and A340 movements, with the occasional A310 movement. The Turkish charter airlines including Onur Air and their MD80s are also very well represented on this DVD.
We were lucky to be present after a rain shower passed the airfield, and the wet runway action with accompanying spray as the aircraft were at speed made for very impressive video footage. Back in 2007, Russian flag carrier Aeroflot were still operating Tupolev Tu154 aircraft on their scheduled service from Moscow, and this DVD presents the excitement and sounds of this fabulous aircraft, which has since been retired from service.
This DVD also features the first ever flypast, land and visit of an Airbus A380 which took place on September 30, 2007. A massive media presence as well as thousands of curious observers gathered at the airport in anticipation of the arrival of Airbus A380 demonstrator aircraft F-WWBJ. This DVD let’s you enjoy the excitement of the moment in the build up to the arrival of the massive Airbus.
Approaching Istanbul from the ocean, the A380 defended quite low and performed a gear-up flypast before circling around and making her first ever landing at Ataturk Airport. After a roll out right to the end of the runway, the A380 very slowly taxied back to the main parking area, and we were able to film this entire historic process from start to end, all of which is presented on this DVD.
SPECIAL NOTE TO CUSTOMERS:
This DVD was produced using compact low environmental impact packaging.
Chapter 1: Intro
Chapter 2: IST arrival on LH130
Chapter 3: Spotter IIgaz welcomes us
Chapter 4: IST action
Chapter 5: Aeroflot Tu154
Chapter 6: More IST action
Chapter 7: More IST action
Chapter 8: Wet runway ops
Chapter 9: Aeroflot Tu154
Chapter 10: Wet runway ops
Chapter 11: Wet runway ops
Chapter 12: A380 pre-show
Chapter 13: A380 flypast
Chapter 14: A380 arrival
Chapter 15: A380 taxi in
Chapter 16: DVD Previews
Total running time: 68 minutes
This DVD is available in NTSC region-free format which will work on all current European DVD players.