American 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4462 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 2403 times:
I think the "blades" that you see not turning are installed to regulate the flow of air into the engine intake and then into the fan blades. If you look closely you'll see just behind those non moving blades, another set of blades turning at high speed. Great picture!
Eirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
What many people don't know, (but I am in the know) Is that all the pilots on the Il-62 fleet with Aeroflot back in the 80's/ 90's were Soviet Hand Gliding champions. Cpt. Egor Kristovich (who more than likely is piloting the a/c in this picture) Was the undisputed Russian Gliding Champion from 1986-90.
Due to his heavy workload with the national carrier, he only managed every second Thursday in the month for glider practice - to be a champion, this was not nearly enough - so in order to maintain his talents he received clearance from the Russian aviation authority to use some light practice when operating commercial flights, hence the above picture would be Kristovich 'showing off' his talents at 32,000 ft with all engines shut down, this rare occurrence was only approved during day time flying and when the Capt was making visual approaches to his destination.
Krishovich no longer flies with Aeroflot, his talents are no being utilized by Ryanair as Michael O'Leary wishes to spearhead a new initiative within his airline to add further savings to FR's accounts -
It was announces this morning that Cpt. Kristovich and an Irish pilot by the name of Ciaran O'Brien will begin test flights on 738's with 1 LTR fuel tanks. This will allow FR burn fuel only on take-off and glide the remainder of the flight,to their destination.
If you wish to learn more, please drop me a line.
Aviation has a 100% record, we've never left one up there......
LH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 hour ago) and read 2228 times:
Quoting Eirjet (Reply 4): What many people don't know, (but I am in the know) Is that all the pilots on the Il-62 fleet with Aeroflot back in the 80's/ 90's were Soviet Hand Gliding champions. Cpt. Egor Kristovich (who more than likely is piloting the a/c in this picture) Was the undisputed Russian Gliding Champion from 1986-90.
Hilarious! Thanks for the laugh!
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