Please note: This is not a picture of what I saw, it's just the best reference photo I could find.
The features I remember the most were the fact that it had 2 engines on each side, mounted were an MD-80 has it's mounted. It looks VERY close to the photo above, just add one more engine on each side next to the one that's already there. That's 4 engines total. Last thing, this plane was HUGE!
I wish I had more info but if anyone can help, it would be appreciated.
and the IL-62, still used by Cubana (unlikely in IAD!) and various Russian airlines. The Russian government used to use the Il-62 as the presidential plane, but I think that the Il-96 is now used for that. Best guess is an Il-62 though -
Tu114 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4026 times:
My source for this is not entirely up to date, but I gather that RAF 10 squadron which runs scheduled passenger flights to the Falkland Islands also flies to Belize via Washington. I was under the impression that L1011s were usually used, but perhaps you've got lucky with a VC-10!
Qm001 From Portugal, joined Mar 2004, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3888 times:
I am not sure if this information is still applicable. I know that the President of Angola has a VIP IL62M which he leases from time to time for State visits. I also know that he was very recently in Washington for talks with the US. Could have been his jet too?!?
Best of luck in finding out...
QM001 (167 Air Malawi)
I wish there was still a flying boat service on the African Lakes!