OO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1166 times:
Another pioneer of jet transport that is long gone. I think that Aeroflot operated the last revenue flight in the mid-70'. Many of the TU-104s have not been reported from behind the iron curtain since many years, most of them probably broken up.
KUGN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 615 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1129 times:
Is there any company in Russia that could organize sales of decomissioned civilian aircrafts such as TU-104 to aviation museums around the world?
I'd love to see such undertakings. I believe it would be wonderful if US based aviation museums (Such as Pima Air, or even Smithsonian) would purchase some TU-104s and others ('134s, '62s, etc) and promote them as great elements of commercial aviation history.
Just like I'm eager to see CV880 (there is an "Airways" article about restauration), I'd love to walk thru TU-104.