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Flying The Ilushion 62  
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2393 times:

Well up until recently I had been planning on trying to fly a DC10 somewhere, but its an aircraft I've already been on a couple of times, and my attention is being focused more and more on flying some Russian beasts instead. I did a search on this topic, but it didn't bring anything back.

Top of the list (as it is I expect for many) is to fly an Il62, so if there is anyone who has flown it recently with an airline that still flies them I'd be very grateful for information Smile

So far I have them as operating the following routes with Aeroflot/Domodedovo Airlines:

Moscow - Blagoveschensk
Moscow - Anadyr
Moscow - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Moscow - Magadan

-Dalavia Far East airlines also operate the aircraft, but its difficult to find information out from their website.
-Vim airlines have only cargo versions left, if they are not all aready parked.
-Air Koryo has a few still flying, but its not a certainty that they will use the 62 on the Beijing to Pyonyang route.

There are a number of other airlines which have them, but again they are difficult to find out information about, or are no longer operational.

So, does anyone have any ideas or suggestions, I am open to all. I don't particular mind where I fly to, although my Russian isn't great, I'm sure I would be able to get by, and if anyone wanted to join me should a good route be found then your more than welcome.

Many thanks,

Dan Smile


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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

I take it your spanish is sound....

Try Cubana. They're good for IL9 IL6 & Y42. From CCS you can get the latter two, from EZE the IL9. CUN gets the Y42 as well.


User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2365 times:

Lots of domestic carriers in the CIS still fly them. I flew one back in the 1970s from Lisbon to Frankfurt on an Aeroflot that originiated in Havana. Great flight, too bad you can't do that anymore.

We had a Cubana IL62 do a technical stop in Santa Maria (LPAZ) enroute from Santiago de Compostella to Havana. Might want to find out which travel agency in your country chartered it and combine it with a trip to Cuba.

LPLAspotter



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Quoting AerorobNZ (Reply 1):
Try Cubana. They're good for IL9 IL6 & Y42. From CCS you can get the latter two, from EZE the IL9. CUN gets the Y42 as well.

This sounds as one could build an intinerary around it ...  Wink

From Europe: TP A313 from LIS and FNC to CCS; CU to HAV (optional: vacation and flights within Cuba),
return: Probably the same way, as there appear to be no nonstops between CUN and CCS (or do some hopping HAV - CUN - ??? - CCS )

amadeus lists the IL-62 on Wednesdays as CU1310/1311 (February 2007).
-HT



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Well thats quite nice to know that it shall still be flying into next year. Thanks for the responses AerorobNZ and LPLAspotter, I had completely forgotten that Cubana still had them flying. Actually at the moment there are full holiday packages available to Varadero in Cuba, (including flights, hotel and food) for £209 all in. This seems like it could be a very tempting end to the summer!

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

you must be brave to fly cubana ! have you considered the tu 134!

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Yes I've considered the 134, but they are more common then the Il62, so I would rather now go after the stuff which is going to be gone in a few years.

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2346 times:

the ill 18 must be pretty rare!

User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7184 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 16 hours ago) and read 2305 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 3):
This sounds as one could build an intinerary around it .

I'm planning a few flights on them myself, starting from the South of course. I'm getting 722,721,IL96 and hopefully an IL62


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3007 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

Quoting Ba757gla (Reply 5):
you must be brave to fly cubana !

Why is that? What's wrong with Cubana in your opinion?

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 6):
Yes I've considered the 134, but they are more common then the Il62, so I would rather now go after the stuff which is going to be gone in a few years.

The TU-134 is disappearing in an incredible fast rate as well. It's the 154 that will be around for a little while longer, but 134 don't count on it.

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineLPLAspotter From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 682 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Hey PlymSpotter:

Check out this video of the IL-62 in flight from the cockpit. It has to be the best video on fl350.com:

http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircra..._Aviacion_Aviation_Video-4787.html

Enjoy it everyone!

LPLAspotter



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