1/7 - Some interesting flights in and around the Caucasus these days: TB2 Bayraktars, IL-76s, strange flight paths... (see thread)

#nagornokarabakh #azerbaijan #armenia #turkey
2/7 - Flights from Baku to Nakhchevan through Iran have taken a longer way around, while flight paths from Armenia through Iran remain unchanged.
3/7 - On 10 Sep., a cargo flight from Amman to Baku, avoiding Iranian airspace, then a flight from Iran into Armenia on 29 Sep. with little info, transponders turned on only briefly, but looks like a passanger flight. Armenia flights are fewer and appear less out of the ordinary.
4/7 - These Azeri IL-76 cargo flights (Reg. 4K-AZ41, 4K-AZ60, 4K-AZ101), possibly to Tekirdağ/Çorlu airport in Turkey, 5 days in a row. We cannot confirm anything about cargo, but maybe TB2s. Airspace is quite busy. E.g, flights to and from on 17 and 18 are same aircraft.
5/7 - Little info on flight logs, but for aircraft reg. 4K-AZ41 8 flights to Tekirdağ and Ankara during October(1), 4K-AZ101 flew to Eliat, Ankara and Tekirdag (2), 4K-AZ61 no info at all (3).

1. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/4k-az41
2. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/4k-az101
3. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/4k-az60
6/7 - Interestingly, the Tekirdağ/Çorlu airport 90 km from Istambul serves as a military and civil one. Baykar, the manufacturer of the Bayraktar drones has a test centre at that airport (1), coordinates. (2)

1. https://www.baykarsavunma.com/haber-IKINCI-AKINCI-GOKLERDE.html
2. https://www.google.com/maps/search/41%C2%B0+8'9.26%22N,+27%C2%B055'31.02%22E?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjGrqn5x8TsAhVpoHIEHSJsAv8Q8gEwAHoECAQQAQ
7/7 - Airport doesn't have regular passenger flights, no info available, but open source info shows large cargo planes can land there, hence one of the possible shipping points of Bayraktar drones from Turkey to Azerbaijan.

1. https://twitter.com/Goklerdeyiznet/status/1265326056967409664?s=20
2. https://www.milliyet.com.tr/yerel-haberler/tekirdag/el-babda-sehit-olan-askerlerin-cenazeleri-tekirdaga-getirildi-11730427
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