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Who Still Flies The Ilyushin Il-62?  
User currently offlineSDQ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10052 times:

Just out of couriosity, who still flies the Ilyushin-62? This is one aircraft I would have loved to have flown on

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User currently offlineAf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2675 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10043 times:

Air Koryo and Aria Air.

You might find some more airlines operating the Il-62 here:

http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...amp+desc&page_limit=15&thumbnails=



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3099 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9987 times:

I used to watch IL-62's of Czechoslovakian Airlines and Aeroflot take-off from BOM, back in the 70's, and always used to marvel at their low takeoffs....they would be much lower than most other planes and would take a looooong time to climb up.......I wonder why.....

But they were cool to watch....and used to sound very nice too.....


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User currently offlineSDQ777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9949 times:



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 2):
I used to watch IL-62's of Czechoslovakian Airlines and Aeroflot take-off from BOM, back in the 70's, and always used to marvel at their low takeoffs....they would be much lower than most other planes and would take a looooong time to climb up.......I wonder why.....

I remember seeing the "OK Jet" logo on the IL-62's when I flew into Santo Domingo. It would have been nice to see one on take off.


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9761 times:
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Quoting SDQ777 (Thread starter):
Just out of couriosity, who still flies the Ilyushin-62? This is one aircraft I would have loved to have flown on

Cubana still flies the Ilyushin IL-62 in the MEX, SDQ, NAS (seasonal), BOG and CCS routes.

These aircrafts will be substituted will new Tupolev TU-204 and Ilyushin IL-96 in few years (some are now delivered)

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2699 posts, RR: 25
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 9731 times:

The IL 62 is still a popular governmental plane:
Gvmt. of Sudan (purchased in 2004!)

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Gvmt. of Ukraine (will be replaced by an Airbus A340, IIRC)

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Gvmt. of Gambia - it's wearing now a more attractive livery as shown below

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and of course Russia.


User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7701 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9620 times:
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Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 2):
they would be much lower than most other planes and would take a looooong time to climb up.......I wonder why.....

Fairly simple really - heavy and underpowered.



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User currently offlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2699 posts, RR: 25
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9575 times:

There is even a freighter version still flying, operated by KAPO Avia (Kazan Aviation Production)

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A little bit off-topic (but then again not, because the thread starter is looking for an opportunity to fly on an IL 62): when trying to find out if there are still un-finished IL 62s I found this picture. It's from 2004 and obviously showing the first flight or a test flight of a "new" IL 62.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/2315282.jpg
http://aviaforum.ru/showthread.php?t=753&page=51
Does anybody know which airframe that is? Maybe the Sudan Gvmt plane, which was delivered in 2004 as well?


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9369 times:

Aviaenergo still operates the IL-62!


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User currently offlineOV735 From Estonia, joined Jan 2004, 909 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8823 times:



Quoting N14AZ (Reply 7):
There is even a freighter version still flying, operated by KAPO Avia (Kazan Aviation Production)

A little bit off-topic (but then again not, because the thread starter is looking for an opportunity to fly on an IL 62): when trying to find out if there are still un-finished IL 62s I found this picture. It's from 2004 and obviously showing the first flight or a test flight of a "new" IL 62.
http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/2315282.jpg
http://aviaforum.ru/showthread.php?t=753&page=51
Does anybody know which airframe that is? Maybe the Sudan Gvmt plane, which was delivered in 2004 as well?

I think it should indeed be the Sudanese aircraft.

Regarding operators, (at least) last year we had in Tallinn in addition to KAPO aircraft mentioned above, Il-62M from a Kazak airline called Deta Air. Used for cargo, but without a cargo door, so the boxes had to be loaded through the passenger doors.


User currently offlineAircellist From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8749 times:

Flew in Il-62 twice, june 1980, from LHR to WAW and then on to FCO on LOT.

Never had the ears pop so often in any other flight! It was right from the engine start, then constant through take-off and climb, with a little pause in cruise (except when there were any turbulences!), and during descent and landing... It was the first time I was so eager to land!


User currently offlinePhotopilot From Canada, joined Jul 2002, 2731 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8635 times:

I flew one of Cubana's IL-62 on the HAV - YYZ route back in 2001 before they were taken off the Canadian route. Not a bad plane to fly, but my god, the inside looked like it had been painted with a roller. Now they're using A-320's leased from Groupo Taca on the Toronto route.

User currently offlinePylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 8405 times:

I flew this great plane on SU route SVO-IAD (via SNN) in the 90ies - until it was replaced by A310 in 1996.
Good times: smoking in the back, great 3 hot meals, usually half empty.
Underpowered, you are saying?
Yes - if loaded for a long route and full of pax and cargo.
But pretty lively if not pushed to the limits.
Noisy in the back - probably. In my opinion - not more than 727-200. But those engines visible....oh. And amazing wing.
Great memories.

Inside Russia I guess some still operate it on routes to the Far East.
At least they are still there at DME.


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 8066 times:



Quoting Pylon101 (Reply 12):
Inside Russia I guess some still operate it on routes to the Far East.
At least they are still there at DME.

Not anymore, they're all stored. Last year you had Domodedovo Airlines, Interavia and Dalavia (and maybe even more) operating the IL-62 on passengers services, but they all suspended operations in October.



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User currently offlineSdq777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7994 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 4):
Cubana still flies the Ilyushin IL-62 in the MEX, SDQ, NAS (seasonal), BOG and CCS routes.

Come to think of it, I remember seeing a Cubana IL-62 in SDQ. Too bad they don't fly into Miami. In fact, I don't think they've ever flown in the United States.


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7921 times:

Airlinerlist.com is a good source for this sort of information. Their spreadsheet for the Il-62 (and -18, -86, -96, -114 and Li-2) can be found at http://www.planelist.net/il-62.zip

According to it, there are less than 100 still in service, but at least 3 unsold at Kazan. The Sudan Government one was built in 1993, so it seems it sat unsold for 10 years. I wonder how much they want for one of those?

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User currently offlinePylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7702 times:

Ah, if I could - I would buy IL-96-300 - the most beautiful aircraft ever built IMHO.
It's twice as big as -62 - and consumes less fuel, I guess. And meets all noise req.


User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12445 posts, RR: 25
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7580 times:



Quoting Sdq777 (Reply 14):
Come to think of it, I remember seeing a Cubana IL-62 in SDQ. Too bad they don't fly into Miami. In fact, I don't think they've ever flown in the United States.

Did an a.net search for Cubana IL-62s in the US and found one photo of an IL-62s in KMIA being repaired after someone intentionally rammed a truck into it, according to the caption:


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User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7563 times:

I flew Uzbekistan Airways many times between TAS-DEL, i think they still have them in service but not sure if on the DEL route? Fantastic plane.


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User currently offlineTonymctigue From Ireland, joined Feb 2006, 1944 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7521 times:
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There was an airline that still flew the odd IL-62 flight through SNN there about two years ago and I just happened to be privileged enough to arrive at the viewing area one day just as there was on on approach. According to this website, it was operating as a charter for the Russian government.

http://www.shannonairportenthusiasts...mage.php?album=search&cat=0&pos=13

SNN used to be a great airport to see these birds back in the good old days when SU had a base there. Beautiful aircraft and the noise!!! I live about fifteen miles from SNN but on the flight path for TA flights and they used to shake the window panes in the house.



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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7268 times:

Aria Air (Iran) and Cubana are the only realistic chances as far as I'm aware now. Last time I checked the CU schedules in Amadeus I could see some IL6 flights between CCS and HAV but all showed full, whereas all the T20 flights showed available. Maybe the IL6 flights are left in the system but not operating, unless anyone can clarify otherwise.

I flew one in 2007 and it was a great experience -an awesome machine.

Quoting Ammunition (Reply 18):
I flew Uzbekistan Airways many times between TAS-DEL, i think they still have them in service but not sure if on the DEL route? Fantastic plane.

Definately not still operating them. I remember seeing those at MAN in the late 90s though  Smile


User currently onlineHeavierthanair From Switzerland, joined Oct 2000, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7180 times:

G'day


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User currently offlinePylon101 From Russia, joined Feb 2008, 1510 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 7180 times:

Gosh, in a year we will be saying good-bye to IL-86.
That's quite dramatic for me.
I flew more than 150 times on the beast. LLLLOVE IT !
This year Egypt allowed them for last season - due to the crisis, I guess.


User currently offlineBasilFawlty From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 1325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 6958 times:



Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 15):
Welcome at Airliners.net. Might I be the first to say "I mentioned it once but I think I got away with it!"

Thanks!  Smile



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User currently offlineSdq777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 6516 times:



Quoting VirginFlyer (Reply 15):
The Sudan Government one was built in 1993, so it seems it sat unsold for 10 years. I wonder how much they want for one of those?

Well, I'm sure someone will purchase it. Not too many hours on the airframe compared to the others that have been flown for decades.  drool 


25 Flylku : What is the reason(s) for its demise: age, efficiecy, noise compliance? Your last sentance about Egypt suggests that there was some sort of waiver. W
26 Pylon101 : All what you mentioned, Flylku, but the age. Airframes SN 100-150 could fly many more years. Noise - the first factor. Old type engines - another fact
27 Flaps : Im really hoping to see an IL62 at the G20 summit @ PIT in September. I remember when they were fairly common as I was growing up. This will probably
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