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#1 MarkW1

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:57 PM

Hi all

Has anyone ever been to Flystation in St Petersburg??
With the current exchange rate, an hours tunnel time works out to not much more than £200. They quote with exchange rate around $100 per hour for coaching so not bad at all!

Just wondered what it's like and if it's worth considering for a tunnel trip. Flights aren't too bad at all and you can get cheap accomodation on site.

Any info anyone might have would be much appreciated.
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Posted 17 February 2015 - 03:00 PM

That sounds like a right bargain providing you can find a decent coach - if you were going to do a few hours over a week or two it would certainly save you some money.

 

Perhaps it would be worth getting a bunch of people together and splitting a coach...


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:44 PM

I was planning a trip but it isn't going to happen, something to consider though; two companies (maybe more?) do the visas and the cost ranged between £150 and £225 for a 7 day turn around on the visa plus a trip to either London or Edinburgh for biometrics. Right pain in the ass and is a considerable extra cost.


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Posted 17 February 2015 - 08:58 PM

In which case you might want to take a few extra days and come on the UKS HELI-BOOGIE this year as I believe that the Budapest tunnel is around €600 an hour which is about £450 currently and if enough people wanted to do some tunnel time whilst we are there we may well be able to get the costs down further... Plus there will be plenty of people that could coach you.

 

The costs for the trip is going to be £1200 for 30 jumps from 13500ft from a MI8 Helicopter and includes 6 nights accommodation in a shared air-conditioned room with meals included - all you need is to pay for your flights and some beer (which is pretty cheap in Hungary)...

 

I'm just sorting the dates out but it's an event that you won't want to miss  :thumbs:


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#5 MarkW1

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Posted 19 February 2015 - 02:47 PM

Cheers Ozzie, may put a different slant on it then...
The guys at the tunnel say they can arrange visas so will double check with them, which if it's as you say, doesn't make it as appealing.
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