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Who Has Flown Aboard Soviet-built Aircraft?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19236 posts, RR: 52
Posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5624 times:

Which Soviet-built aircraft have you flown aboard and with which airlines? What were the routings?

Thus far, I have flown:

IL-96 SU: SVO-DEL.
154 Balkan: SOF-LHR.

In addition, I would have flown aboard a Balkan An-24 routing SOF-VAR-SOF, but these flights had just changed to the AT4.


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
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User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5600 times:

Back in 1988 I flew on a China domestic CAAC TU-154 from Beijing to Xian.

The plane was visual in "very poor" condition. BUT we landed safely in Xian

Megatop


User currently offlineLa Carlota From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5599 times:

I have, 5 times (6 flights).
Here they are:

Jul. 18, 1990: Cubana Il-18, HAV-KIN

Sep. 23, 1991: Aeroflot Tu 154, DME-BAK

Sep. 28, 1991: Aeroflot Yk 42, BAK-ROV-VNO

Sep. 28, 1991: Aeroflot Yk 42, VNO-SVO

Jul. 23, 1999: Malev Tu 154, SKP-BUD

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I later learned that the same Malev Tu154 I flew (HA-LCV)was actually the last one on the airlane's fleet. It was retired in Mar. 30, 2001.



[Edited 2003-07-15 10:19:32]


Tango Tango Fox
User currently offlineLuxair From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 853 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5574 times:

I have flown back in '96 with Malev's TU-134 and it was a great experience!


Marvin Lee Cooper
User currently offlineAviasian From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 1489 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

Flew the following and loved the experiences:

Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie

IL-62M from Singapore to Prague and Prague to Singapore
TU-154 from Prague to London
IL-18 from Rome-FCO to Prague

Aeroflot Russian Airlines

IL-96M from Singapore to Bangkok

KC Sim
Bangkok


User currently offlineGerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5553 times:

I remember, that I have flown MAD-ZRH with Malev in the late 70's, probably on their TU-134 or TU-154. I also remember, that this was the first and last time I had to use the sicknes bag the way it is supposed to be used on a flight  Smile/happy/getting dizzy. OK, it was more the bad weather, not the aircraft .... probably Wink/being sarcastic.

Cheers
Gerardo



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User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 379 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5546 times:

I have been on a Shaeen airlines Tu-154 in 99 Islamabad-Karachi, and it helped rid me off all the 'Russian plane's are bad' crap I'd been brainwashed into harbouring for years, the aircraft was as good as any of its western counterparts, I dont know or care about performance and fuel consumption, the interior ofcourse depending on the airline could be much better(the plane was leased from Bishkir Airlines) but flying and comfort wise it was not bad at all just a little cramped due to extra seats, no noises or creaks, smooth in every aspect, except for minor turbulence before landing.

Pe@rson Why did'nt you post here? http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1127063/4/

[Edited 2003-07-15 11:06:08]


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5548 times:


2001: MLA-GZM in a Bulgarian-leased Mil-8 helicopter of Malta Air Charter operating on behalf of Air Malta

2003: SXF-SXF in a Yak 40 of Belavia.

2003: DUS-LED-DUS in two Tu 154M of Pulkovo - one built in the Soviet Union, one built in Russia.

Trip reports are available for all of those:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/5370/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/29759/

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/30546/

Daniel Smile


User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

CSA TU-134A OK-CFF LHR-PRG
CSA TU-134A OK-EFK PRG-LHR
Interflug IL-18D DDR-STB PRG-LEJ-SXF
Interflug IL-18D DDR-STH SXF-PRG
Air Ukraine AN-2 UR-70363 Nottingham Tollerton local
Peruvian Air Force AN-32B FAP327 LIM-Las Palmas Air Force Base

Andy

[Edited 2003-07-15 11:19:04]

User currently offlineUnique From Switzerland, joined Mar 2003, 1703 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5485 times:

I had the pleasure of the following flights (in chronological order):

07DEC1989 CU-T925 Ilyushin 14 (HAV-CMW-AVI-HAV)
05MAR1992 HA-LJA Yak 40 (VIE-BUD)
11JUL1993 RA-24639 Mil Mi-8 (Sightseeing ex GZM)
08JUN1995 RA-85579 Tu-154B-2 (VIE-ZRH)
10SEP1995 ZS-NIK Let 410UVP-E20 (JNB-NLP)
13SEP1995 ZS-NIJ Let 410UVP-E20 (NLP-JNB)
29SEP1996 OK-VHJ AN-2 (Sightseeing ex Letnany/CZ)
29SEP1996 OK-VCG Tu-154M (PRG-ZRH)
08SEP2000 LZ-CAR Mil Mi-8P (MLA-GZM)
16SEP2000 LZ-CAX Mil Mi-8P (GZM-MLA)
12MAY2001 B-3817 Yunshuji Y12 II (URC-Shihezi)
12MAY2001 B-3817 Yunshuji Y12 II (Shihezi-URC)
13MAY2001 B-2016 Ilyushin 86 (URC-PEK)
14MAY2001 B-4016 Tu-154M (NAY-Foshan AFB)
19MAY2001 B-3701 Yunshuji Y7-100 (PEK-CIF)
19MAY2001 B-3701 Yunshuji Y7-100 (CIF-PEK)
23SEP2001 LZ-CAX Mil Mi-8P (MLA-GZM)
30SEP2001 LZ-CAX Mil Mi-8P (GZM-MLA)


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5488 times:

Lao Aviation:
VTE-LPQ on a Antonov 24

Vietnam Airlines:
VTE-HAN on a Tupolev 134

Aeroflot:
SVO-LED on a Tupolev 154

Air Koryo:
PEK-FNJ on a Ilyushin 62
FNJ-PEK on a Ilyushin 62

Romavia:
Roundtrip from Duebendorf AFB with Ilyushin 18



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineBadischerGreif From Germany, joined Jun 1999, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 5477 times:

In 1999 on SU:

Sheremetyevo - Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatskij Il-96-300 (RA-96007)

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Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatskij - Sheremetyevo Il-62M
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Sheremetyevo - Frankfurt Il-86
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Prost!


User currently offlineLuzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5424 times:

I have flown:

Tyumenaviatrans TU 134 (April 2000)
Aeroflot: Il 86 (many times) - TU 154M (lost the count!)
VASO: Il 86 (twice RA 86066)
Kaminvodavia: TU 204 (July 2000) RA 64016 & RA 64022
Pulkovo (leased from ?) TU 154B2

Some where in poor visual state but all are still flying today without a problem. The TU 204 experience, of which a report was posted here) was fantastic, as I got to visit the cockpit.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




Quoniam Vita Brevis Est, Propera!
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5367 times:

Unique
Just would like to mention, that Yunshuji Harbin 12 and Yunshuji Xian 7 are Chinese build aircrafts copied from Antonov models ... I flew both of them at Lao Aviation and I really like them, especially the Panda.



Smooth as silk - Royal Orchid Service /// Suid-Afrikaanse Lugdiens - Springbok
User currently offlineJetTrader From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 586 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5359 times:

RAF Avia AN-26 YL-RAA

LPL-DUB-LPL-BFS-LPL  Big thumbs up


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Great fun. All the time stood in the flight deck behind the pilots holding on tight - great fun!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Cheers,
JT



Life's dangerous. Get a f**king helmet!
User currently offlineAngelAirways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5289 times:

i flew loads of times MLA-SOF-MLA on Tu 154B2 s and Tu 154Ms as well as
the Tu 134 which has the normal nose not the glass one... all on Balkan
also a few times on An-24s SOF-VAR and SOF-BOJ..

once was on a tu 154M MLA-SOF via Tunis - LZ-BTZ (the republic of bulgaria gov't aircraft) and it was the most fantastic flight of my life.. the a/c is conficured in economy class from the second door backwards, the front has large armchairs facing each other with BIG tables in between.. presidential style.. and i got invited up front since the economy was full up. (i flew backwards and it was great)

I can certainly say the Tu-154M is one of the best aircraft i have flown on, aerodynamically speaking...

on the other hand, the 154B2.. on the inside, i think it was at 28" seat pitch because the person in front of me got very annoyed when they tried to recline their seat unsuccessfully because my knees were poking the seatback.. it was dreadfully uncomfortable.. plus on the 154B the luggage racks are open like on a bus or train and i felt like the slightest turbulence would make the hand luggage fall on my head.. didn't happen fortunately.. but if you increase the seat pitch.. great flight.



User currently offlineOD720 From Lebanon, joined Feb 2003, 1925 posts, RR: 32
Reply 16, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5283 times:

You can find a similar thread here:

http://www.aviatsiya.ru/forums/viewthread.php?tid=75


User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5275 times:

I flew on the Tu-154M SVO-KBP-SVO on Aeroflot
I flew on the Tu-134A KBP-VKO-KBP on Air Ukraine (I think I flew twice..but maybe once, I'm not gonna lie on this one)
I didn't really fly, but I walked around and got a tour of a Yak-42 of Lviv Airlines.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5273 times:

I'm not sure whether I was on the Tu-134A or another series back.
-UN



What now?
User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5229 times:

I've heard the IL-62 is a real dog with 1 engine inop at MGW. This plane seemed underpowered even with all 4 running.

User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5202 times:

I wonder how many people there are out there who have flown on the TU-144? We consider someone lucky to have flown on Concorde but imagine getting a ride on the TU-144. It was in service with Aeroflot for a while so there must be at least someone on this site that has flown on it??

User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8018 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

I flew an Ilyushin Il-18 on CAAC in 1983 from Xian to Guangzhou. It was actually a surprisingly pleasant flight, despite the fact the air conditioning didn't work on the ground. The plane was relatively quiet, the seats were quite comfortable, and we actually had decent snack service on the plane!

User currently offlineTranStar From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 530 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5135 times:
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Aeroflot Domestics (1991)
Antonov An-24
Yakovlev Yak-42

Malev (1992)
Tupelov Tu-134 (I think the B variant)


User currently offlineLindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5114 times:

Hi All,

My first flight on Soviet built aircraft and my very first flight was on Antonov An-2 at RZE. It was when I was 5-6(?) and that flight lasted 30 minutes. I had a chance go go again but I was scared to death. You can see some pictures from that airport below.


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My second flight in my life was also in Soviet bulit aircraft. This time Antonov AN-24. It was commercial flight from Koszalin to Rzeszow (KSZ-RZE).
Across coutry in 45 minutes. It was in 1983-84 and I remember that security at both airports was very strickt. (Lots of LOTs AN-24s were being hijacked and flown to Berlin). They served only orange hard candys for the passengers  Smile


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Rafal


User currently offlineRIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1787 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5077 times:

About 100 flights, the aircraft: An2, An24, Il18, Il62/M, Il86, Tu134, Tu154B/M, Yak40, Yak42; the airlines: SU, OK, MA. Most of the aircraft were designed in 60's and (from passenger point of view, not talking about fuel efficiency, ...) are no way any worse than western airliners of about the same era.

Positive_rate, a great question about Tu144. Let's try to count: the aircraft was in passenger service from Nov 1, 1977 to (?) May 23, 1978, once a week (roundtrip), many of the flights were canceled because of technical issues (it never achieved even 10% of Concorde reliability, though there are plenty of sources in Russia, including web sites, crying, "Tu144 was better!!!" - but, happily, many others tell the true, including real story of the Paris crash); the aircraft capacity was 146 passengers. Still, several thousand of people might fly on it. Definitely, no less than 95% of them were Soviet citizens, and how many former Soviet guys (like me) are here, on this forum? I'm afraid, nobody here can tell us about the unique experience of flying on the only other SST ever built. Or am I wrong (I wish to be!)?

BTW, I'm still interested to know if there is at least a single person in the world who have flown on both Concorde and Tu144...


25 Seb146 : Didn't the TU-144 only fly from Moscow to Alma Ata? Why did they not fly across the pond? When I lived in Seattle, I worked as a ramp rat throwing bag
26 Post contains images Superfly : I've flown on Cubana IL-62s. It was just a 1 hour flight from Cancun to Havana. My return flght was to be on a YAK-42D, but got the IL-62 again. Here
27 Ben : RIX, There were exactly 102 regular passenger flights between Moscow-DME and Alma-Ata. Does that help the calculation? Ben
28 Ben : Tu-154 - Pulkovo, Aeroflot, Balkan, Iran Air Tours. Tu-134 - Hemus, Volga Aviaexpress, Pulkovo, Kazan Avia Enterprise, Donavia/Aeroflot-Don, Tretyakov
29 Post contains links and images Marcopolo747 : I have flown on a SU TU-154 in 1983 between Zurich and Vienna and although the interior was very worn and the sour behaviour of the crew, the flight w
30 GDB : TU-144s never went across the pond as; 1) It did not have the range (having to use partial reheat for all the supercruise), doubtful if it could even
31 Superfly : Marcopolo747: That's cool you flew Cubana AN-24 to Santiago de Cuba. We were going to do that flight but we were ripped off in Mexico (long story) and
32 Post contains links and images Aviationman : Montreal to Havana several times: View Large View MediumPhoto © George Tomaszewski
33 Post contains images Filip549 : I`ve flown with TU-134 Pulkova Airlines once from Stockholm-St Petersburg and back,,,The pilot made very smooth landings
34 Ben : GDB, Those 102 flights were normal passenger-carrying airline flights - if a Tu-144 ever carried any 'Human Ballast' it wasn't on those 102 flights. T
35 Sharpnfuzzy : LOT: Il-62M YYZ-WAW-YYZ Il-18 WAW-TXL-WAW Tu-154 WAW-MAD
36 RIX : "if a Tu-144 ever carried any 'Human Ballast' it wasn't on those 102 flights" - I'm pretty sure, Tu144 never carried any 'poor sods told to hop aboard
37 Jeffrey1970 : In 1989 I flew from Moscow to JFK on Aeroflot. I am not sure the type of airplane that it was, but I do remember that it was about the size of a 757.
38 Dulles : I have flown most of the Russian-made planes, including TU-144 (DME-ALA, winter 1977/78). As I have never flown Concorde (and, most probably, never wi
39 Afay1 : My tally for 2002/2003: SVO-MMK- TU-154M Aeroflot MMK-SVO- TU-134A-3 Aeroflot SVO-VOG- TU-134A-3 Aeroflot VOG-SVO TU-134 Aeroflot-Don in interm livery
40 TonyB : I've flown on a few Antonov 2's, Mil 2's and Mil 8's, as pleasure flights, whilst on various aviation tours around Eastern Europe. As for the schedule
41 MD-11 forever : I've had the pleasure twice... CSA ZRH-PRG Tu-154 PRG-ZRH Il-62 Must have been in June 1993 or 1994 (don't remember that clearly, I think I'm getting
42 Post contains images Jwenting : hmm, lots of flights... All in the 1980s and before, the real Soviet days Tarom Il-18 Interflug Tu-134 Interflug Il-62M Aeroflot Tu-134 (several times
43 Pe@rson : I'm surprised that only myself and one other person here has flown aboard the IL-96. I still vividly remember the line of IL-96s connected to air brid
44 Post contains links and images Swissgabe : I flew (in right order, the correct reg./airline): View Large View MediumPhoto © Steve King Lao Aviation - Antonov 24 View Large View MediumPhoto
45 Cancidas : AN-2 towing gliders in Poland. that thing was in pretty bad condition and got scrapped about a year after i flew in it. i don't remember it's registra
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