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Question About SU IL-62M Photo  
User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 54
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2339 times:

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Was the photo taken at such a high shutter speed that the blades appear not to be turning, or was this engine not on at the time?


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User currently offlineDH106 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 623 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2299 times:
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Those front set visible in the inner engine are stationary stator blades and don't turn.


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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4504 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2116 times:

Ah - thanks for the explanation. What do the front blades do if they're not moving?


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User currently offlineAmerican 767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3651 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2033 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!

Ben Soriano
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User currently offlineEirjet From Ireland, joined Jul 2005, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1939 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.

Eirjet  hyper 



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User currently offlineLH459 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1858 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!  rotfl 



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User currently offlineLevg79 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 994 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1826 times:

I think the same thing is with the MD-80s, where the outer blades on the engine are not moving. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Leo.



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