SIBILLE From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 451 posts, RR: 3 Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
I've post this topic on an other forum and here what someone answered......
Thanks to him and...... let's dream!!!!!
two main things I understood:
- the man speaking in the cocpit says this plane (77115, which was wfu in 1984) is in "good state", its engines could be started and the plane could roll on the runway, for example for the next MAKC.
- at the end, he journalist says that the former Tu-144 pilots have still some hopes that one of the Tu-144 will fly one day.
Aeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 2958 posts, RR: 30 Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2627 times:
Yeah, the news report says that this particular aircraft is in great condition. As you can see, doors function and inside looks great for the conditions that it has been through. The plane belongs to a private company and they were ready to dispose of it, but because of the protests and petitions by thousands of citizens, veteran pilots, and other Tupolev workers, the future might look bright. As seen in the video, a platform could be built that would elevate the 144 when not in use, and similarly lower it when it will be needed to aviation shows and expos. They say that if everything goes as planned, it might be possible to display this aircraft at MAKC 2007. And yes indeed, at the end, journalist mentions that they have a chance of making it fly yet again!