Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52 Posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3626 times:
For those who have flown on Russian- and Soviet-built aircraft, do you like them? If yes, which is your favourite and why? I personally really like them, as they offer a more exciting and fun experience than standard 737s. My favourite is probably the TU5 (a tad standard, but hey), IL6 or IL-18.
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Gecko From Singapore, joined Sep 2004, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3554 times:
Russian planes are great provided they are properly maintained and crewed.
I have flown on IL-76's and AN-12's both are excellent at what they do, best part is they normally have a bed, so if you have spent too much time at the bar the night before (Im not crew just the commercial representative) your flight is over in no time.
From a commercial standpoint I would rather be payin the ACMI rates for these two aircraft than their western counterparts.
Personally I think provided MX and crew are good they are as safe as anything else in the sky. But I think it will be many years before if ever the western flying public will be travelling on Russian Gear.
I have never flown on a Russian passenger aircraft so I wouldn't really know.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3540 times:
I realy like Russian aircraft - I've only been on one though, but it was pretty cool. An Ilyushin IL62M, Aeroflot, Malta-Luanda-Johannesburg in 1993 - it was a bit of a nightmare journey, but I had fun and it was good to go on a classic Russian airliner. I want to go on a few more.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1985 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3487 times:
I wish I had ridden on one - any one!
I really like Russian and Soviet passenger aircraft; I always thought they had a lot of personality. I particularly like the Tu-134 with its old-fashioned interior, of which pictures have recently appeared here!
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Ammunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3452 times:
I do like russian jets, ive flown on the IL-62 (HY) and IL-96 (SU) both amazing aircraft, and something different.
The IL-96 looks huge from the inside, the aisles are VERY wide, an excellent plane.
The IL-62's were quite old, but appeared to be in good shape (not overlly rattly during take off)
I would liek to try out the TU-154 in the future, as well as teh IL-86 with the cargo deck entrance.
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