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I Wanna Fly A Russian Airplane!-BEst Way To Do It  
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3825 times:

Hey
I really want to fly on soviet/Russian/Eastern European/Whatever you want to call them aircraft, such as a Tupolev, Ilyushin, Yakovlev and the like. Just want to know which the cheapest way to do it. I think i can connect to a flight in London, Hanover, Berlin, or Paris. And would like to know if any of you have been on a flight from these airport; whats it cost, aircraft and any visa requirements (of course, depending on the destination). I really wanna go on one and I thinking of taking the plunge in Spetember sometime. No too bothered where-id love to try Russia, saying that ive learned the language!

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User currently offlineMn From Finland, joined Jan 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3784 times:

Try to take Pulkovo Airlines flight. Their fleet consists only of Russian planes.
http://eng.pulkovo.ru/


User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2396 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3760 times:


HI ALEX,

well, today I recieved an offer by an german aviation-group! The special officer includes TU154 flights from germany on sunday and return on thursday, incl. hotel in bulgaria from cologne or dusseldorf. Price: starting from around 120pound/sterling.

If you are interested, let me know, I will look if I will find it again!


User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

wow, thats well cheap! yeah, wouldnt mind finding out that company!



User currently offlineTu114 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

Kras Air have a varied fleet - Tu 134 / 154 / 204, Il62 / 86 - should certainly guarantee an interesting flight...

http://www.krasair.ru:8080/doc.jsp?id=7


User currently offlineTu114 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3709 times:

I should also say - try to get on the Tu 134 - great fun to fly. The sensation is something like a CRJ with RB211s fitted on the back!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineMn From Finland, joined Jan 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3680 times:

I'd really like to take a flight by IL62. It is absolutely my favourite Soviet/Russian jet!

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[Edited 2004-05-07 13:13:06]

User currently offlineHikesWithEyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

Noseplugs or Vicks Vap-O-Rub to put on your upper lip
are highly recommended.



First, benzene in my Perrier, and now this!
User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

Yeah, i would love an il62, but ive not even seen one for about 6/7 years! It was in IST when i was young-and I still not been on one, or any other soviet one :-(

is the nose plug and vap-o-rub for the smell??  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineAirways From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

The flights mentioned by Debonair are organised by AirEvents.
http://www.airevents.de/bulgarien.htm

Or you can book a sightseeing trip:
http://www.airevents.de/tu-1541.htm

Michael

[Edited 2004-05-07 13:15:45]

User currently offlinePouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3604 times:

It's easy!
You just need to book a ticket to Iran and get a domestic flight on one of private Iranian low-cost airlines. I bet you'll get the chance to fly on a Tu154 or Yak42!
Thank to US embargos against Iran's aviation industry...


User currently offlineSevenair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 1728 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3590 times:

that airevent is cool! never even knew it existed! sounds really good  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

i dont really feel like visiting Iran, but thanks anyway


User currently offlineSunwing From Netherlands, joined Feb 2003, 12 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

Look at this website: http://www.airevents.de
There is a Tupolev 154 sightseeing flight with Hemus Air from Cologne/Bonn on July 23.
I always wanted to fly on a Russian aircraft so I booked this flight  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




User currently offlinePouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 3562 times:

Oh yaa I know what you mean! It's ok! But whenever you feel like visiting Iran, you are more than welcome my friend.

User currently offlineMn From Finland, joined Jan 2004, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Pouyazad, isn't it possible to acquire European aircrafts to Iranian airlines?


User currently offlineOobitsa From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3483 times:

I continue to be stunned that people go out of their way to fly on these things. At the same time, I can't help but admit that I get a little tingle of excitement whenever I have the chance to ride in one. I think it's the whole exdperience - the flapping seatbacks, the aloof F/As, the people smoking in the loo, and the fighterjet piloting style. Yep, I'm a junky too. I'll be sad when they're all replaced with Boeings, Airbuses and RJs. You owe it to yourself to get a ride on a Yak-40 before it's too late.


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User currently offlinePouyazad From Iran, joined Sep 2003, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Mn,
They love to but it is almost impossible as sanction laws say Iran can't purchase aircrafts with more than 10% American parts. Recently Airbus refused to sell Iran 4 ordered A330 just because of that.


User currently offlineHenpol747 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

I know it´s pretty far from England, but in the case you come to Mexico, you could fly MEX-HAV on a Cubana IL-62(which is a great aircraft btw) and visit Cuba.

Cheers,

Henpol747



Vive la France! ¡Viva México!
User currently offlineFly727 From Mexico, joined Jul 2003, 1789 posts, RR: 19
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3309 times:

Damn, Henpol747 just said my opinion!  Big thumbs up

For us Americans the best if not the only choice would be Cubana. I had the chance to fly them twice on a Russian-built aircraft and once in an AOM DC-10 CUN-HAV-CUN. Let me tell you, that take off power on the Il-62M is nothing but AMAZING!

RM  Smile




There are no stupid questions... just stupid people!
User currently offlineHikesWithEyes From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 816 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 3265 times:

Sevenair:
That is affirmative!



First, benzene in my Perrier, and now this!
User currently offlineKaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12202 posts, RR: 35
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3227 times:
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What does SU operate from the US to Russia?


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User currently offlineStearmanNut From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3180 times:

If you want to do it on the cheap, I would recommend first either going to Cancun or Nassau, Bahamas and then second, fly on Cubana Air to Havana. I think they still use AN24's on those hauls. Shell out more cash and you can fly on an IL 62 from Havana to Madrid.

Keep in mind that going to Cuba is illegal in most circumstances, except as permitted by the US State Dept.

You can fly Aeroflot from LAX to Vladivostok on an IL 96.

You may be able to catch a TU 154, TU 134, or IL 76 out of London to points east on various airlines.

Be sure and check the airline before choosing a flight as Aeroflot is increasingly replacing the old Russian built stuff with Airbus and Boeing equipment.



If wishes were horses, a Tail Dragger I would fly...
User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2396 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3061 times:


Hi, for all of you, not able to understand german, the trip offered by air events is offered in combination:

Air Via (from Düsseldorf) http://www.air-via.com/

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Bulgarian Air Charter-BUC (from cologne) http://www.bulgarianaircharter.com/

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BTW: it might be your last chance, BUC is getting 2 MD-80's soon!
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1545430/


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