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Participants of the meeting

August 12, 2007

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11th AN-2 meeting had 17 participating AN-2’s Lithuania, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, Czech Republic, Poland and, for the first time, Ukraine. Many people and journalists came from other countries as well. The photos of the participating AN-2’s are provided below and are separated according to the registration of the airplanes. Lithuanian airplanes with […]

The third day

August 11, 2007

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We had an incrediblly nice summer weather in Lithuania during this meeting. Today we couldn’t imagine a better weather for our trip to Trakai castle. The construction of the stone castle in Trakai was begun in the 14th century by Kęstutis, and around 1409 major works were completed by his son Vytautas the Great, who […]

The second day

August 10, 2007

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Every AN-2 meeting has a tradition to introduce the participants to the country, where the meeting takes place. We selected 3 main tourist attractions near Paluknys to show for the participants of the meeting: Grūto parkas in Druskininkai, featuring a huge collection of a Soviet period monuments Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, which represents the […]

Getting ready for Paluknys

August 9, 2007

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I rushed into the process of organising this meeting immediately after coming back from Norway. Actually, I only came back to Lithuania yesterday. After a short visit to Kaunas (where I live) I am back here with two of my friends  and a lot of extra stuff (a laptop, printer, tent, etc.). In the morning […]

The last day

August 13, 2006

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The meeting was over on the fourth day. We had to come back to the airfield to prepare to leave for Ketrzyn.  Unfortunately, we couldn’t do that for 6 hours due to bad weather conditions. We were in Ketrzyn in the evening  and still had to drive home to Lithuania. Our hostel “Pod Jeleniami” (“Under […]

The third day

August 12, 2006

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In the morning of the third day we got back to the airfield, as the joint flight of all the AN-2’s over the city of Jelenia Gora and Karkonosze mountains was organised. Later on, crew competitions took place, followed by an award ceremony and the last party at Gora Szybowcowa.   Panoramic views of the […]

The second day

August 11, 2006

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After a night in the old Polish hostel “Pod Jeleniami”, we got back to the airfield the next morning. The official opening ceremony was honoured by some local politicians and a police representative. Later on we were taken for a nice trip to the Karkonosze mountains and had a very welcoming dinner at Chata Wolanska […]