View Full Version : Old MIGs at Tirana Rinas Airport discussion

05-04-2006, 07:35 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile17574/Old-MIGs-at-Tirana-Rinas-Airport.htm>Old MIGs at Tirana Rinas Airport</a></b><br><br>There are some old MIGs out of use resting in a field within the territory of Tirana Rinas Airport in Albania.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/080505/992190admin.jpg>

05-04-2006, 07:41 AM
The four twin-engine planes are IL-14.

The three silver fighters to the left looks like MiG-15/17/19

05-04-2006, 11:22 AM
Actually I've seen the planes physically there because on my GE they does not appear so clear. I saw them clear enough only when my uploaded file was approved. Anyway i just wanted to make a comment on the three MIGs. Actually they have been kind of pride of our army. In every parade the planes were part of the sky panorama living some white smoke behind. The most interesting story about these planes is quite recent, when two albanian pilots landed in an italian airport without being detected by radars. It happened in 1997. Probably if you are a MIGs addicted you can check the web for the story.

05-04-2006, 11:57 AM
In Delvinė army divisions shot at the rebels from Mig-15's, resulting in dozens of deaths. Two pilots who refused to shoot at the population fled in a Mig-15 and asked for political asylum in Italy. The decomposition of the army by the struggle was such that even the officers refused to shoot at "civilians".

The government also demanded the extradition of two Albanian pilots who had fled to Italy abord a MIG-15. They were charged with desertion.

05-05-2006, 03:14 PM
Since i don't have a good view of GE, I would like to see how does my parents village looks like from above. Could you please find and put a placemark on "Palase, Albania". / Thnx

05-05-2006, 03:30 PM
Sorry, but Palase is in Lo-Res.

05-05-2006, 03:33 PM
I found it, it is in very bad resolution but your parents must have a very beautiful view to the sea and to the mountains :cool:

05-05-2006, 04:06 PM
Like so many countries in the Balkan area. We envy you. It's just as beautiful as the norwegian westcoast and the fjords. :)