Gerardo From Spain, joined May 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5395 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 . OK, it was more the bad weather, not the aircraft .... probably .
dominguez(dash)online(dot)ch ... Pushing the limits of my equipment
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 375 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5388 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.
Skymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5342 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
Luzezito From Spain, joined May 2001, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5266 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.
Swissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5209 times:
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
AngelAirways From United Kingdom, joined Nov 1999, 501 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5131 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.
UN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5117 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.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5044 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??
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7929 posts, RR: 5
Reply 21, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5001 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!
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4956 times:
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.
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
RIX From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 1785 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4919 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...
: 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
: 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
: RIX, There were exactly 102 regular passenger flights between Moscow-DME and Alma-Ata. Does that help the calculation? Ben
: Tu-154 - Pulkovo, Aeroflot, Balkan, Iran Air Tours. Tu-134 - Hemus, Volga Aviaexpress, Pulkovo, Kazan Avia Enterprise, Donavia/Aeroflot-Don, Tretyakov
: 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
: 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
: 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