A few photos from Trinidad, Bolivia

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A few photos from Trinidad, Bolivia

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Good evening all,

End of last week I went on a small two day spotting trip here in Bolivia, trying to catch up with the latest before going back to Europe for a month from next Monday.

Anyway, Early Wednesday morning I went to El Alto to catch my 06:30 flight to Trinidad, although being an Aerocon route the flight was performed with CP-2473 Metro 23 of Amaszonas. Arrived on time in Trinidad after the comfortable one hour flight. Becauce of the sudden change in temperature and humidity I had to leave my camaras half an hour in the sun before being able to take any photos.

This time (with help from Cochabamba based Spotter; Jonathan Olguin), I had the possibility to walk freely around most of the airport and get some desent shots of among others the 4 (well actually four and a half) dumped old props.

Here CP-1960 Douglas C-47A Transportes Aereos San Jorge (n/t)
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And here CP-1616 Curtiss C-46C North East Bolivian Airlines, both dumped close to the terminal
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On the other side of the runway are another two Dakota fuselages. First CP-583 Douglas C-47A Trans Aereos San Miguel
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The other one turned out to be TAM-37 Douglas C-47A Transporte Aereo Militar, photo taken from CP-2491 a Cessna 172 during landing
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The reason for our Cessna flight was to get some photos of CP-2429 Boeing 727-259(Adv) Lloyd Aereo Boliviano, that crashed some kilometers from Trinidad 1st February 2009.
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We also passed the FAB dump, here are the remains of a Convair (should be ex. FAB-73) an unknown Arava and a few smaller types.
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Also the local tower was visited, here FAB-85 Casa 212 Transporte Aereo Militar, seen from above
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Otherwise it was Metro time, here three of the eight Metros seen active during the day.
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The latest Metro on Bolivian register CP-2563 Metro III (cn BC-783B).
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Also lots of lights were seen, here CP-2532 Ce207 landing.
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That was all before heading to Santa Cruz with Aerocon on CP-2548 Metro III.

/Michael
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jkhgfdsaytrewrty

Sorry for the line above had to clean my keyboard, as I was drewling upon it....Actualy I think you shot 4 active Metroliners in your picture :D

Nice report, by the way..

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Hi Michael,

Really nice to finally see, once again, some of your shots, I missed them for a while. I love these reports from relatively unknown and exotic locations.

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Wow, Michael, outstanding report! Fascinating shots of exotic subjects. :clap:

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Great pics, just a shame to see all those old beauties (C-46, C-47) in that state. :(
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Thanks for all the flowers :D

@Topsafe: indeed, the dot on the sky is another Aerocon Metro

@Thermal: Luckily we still have some oldprops in great condition here, mainly thanks to the Canedo family in Cochabamba.

Although nothing to do with Trinidad I think a few extras photos will fit here, I will start with the star CP-973 C-46 Curtiss Commando Lineas Aereas Canedo
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And here their other beauty CP-2421 Douglas DC-3S Lineas Aereas Canedo
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Only good looking C-47 left in Bolivia is resently restored CP-607 Douglas C-47 of the local parachute club in Cochabamba
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Maybe a bit out if context but here the latest addition to the Transporte Aereo Militar fleet, FAB-103 BAe 146-200 (E2040) as it was seen this morning in La Paz.
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And last the 'new' Bolivian State Airline, CP-2550 B733 Boliviana de Aviacion, arriving this morning
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All the best, Michael
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Very nice selection and variety of shots!
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