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Russian Aircraft Parked On Hardstand T4 JFK  
User currently offlinecontrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13976 times:

Was working ramp at T4 JFK the other day and as I'm driving to my gate I passed by a Russian aircraft which looks to be non commercial, possibly gov't. Just curious as to who it belongs to and why its there. I'm not even gonna try and guess what the aircraft type is because I know nothing about them but its got what looks to to be quad engines on the tail, like a Mad Dog just 4 instead of 2 engines. Plane sticks out like a sore thumb around here very a breath of fresh air as we don't see them to much at JFK. Thanks in advance.


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User currently offlinestevemchey From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13915 times:

Does it look like this?


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User currently offlinecontrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13885 times:

Quoting stevemchey (Reply 1):
Does it look like this?


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Yes, it looks just like that. Doesn't have a commercial name on it, its just pretty much plain but does have the Russian flag.



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User currently offlinelax777lr From United States of America, joined Apr 2010, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13817 times:

I saw it on Wednesday taxiing in on AA from LAX. It's an IL-62 though I didn't get a good view of the livery. I remember seeing those in LAX in the mid-90s flying for Aeroflot. What a treat.

User currently offlinecontrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13736 times:

I can definatlly say its not an Aeroflot aircraft, unless their flying some aircraft without there logo and name and even then, does the IL-62 have the range to make it over here. Like you said, it was a treat to see. It was still on the stand when I left work yesterday afternoon. Just find it weird if its a gov't plane it would be on one of the closer stands to T-4.


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User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4226 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 13707 times:

It is possibly a Russian Diplomat's aircraft; one of the higher ups maybe visiting the UN or something like that. Just thinking what it might be.


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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2699 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 13391 times:

Quoting contrails15 (Reply 4):
does the IL-62 have the range to make it over here

When Aeroflot operated the IL-62 to places on the U.S. east coast, they would stop in SNN for refueling. I don't know if the Russian Government's version can operate nonstop or not.


User currently offlineKingFriday013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1299 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 12284 times:

Wow! Now that I'm back home (first post since the great ROC!) I may head over there and take a look. What's it here for? Any idea when it'll be gone?

-J.



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User currently offlineCOA735 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 11147 times:

Quoting brilondon (Reply 5):
It is possibly a Russian Diplomat's aircraft; one of the higher ups maybe visiting the UN or something like that. Just thinking what it might be

   There was a lot going on at the UN this past week.


User currently offlineTrijetsonly From Germany, joined Jul 2009, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9654 times:

Normally, the IL-62 has a maximum range of around 5500nm. So flights to the U.S. should not be a problem.

User currently offlineB707forever From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5972 times:

I really must be getting old as some of my fondest memories at JFK were Aeroflot and CSA's IL-62s flying into JFK and being parked at the Pan Am terminal. They truly have a great sound and are amazing to watch land. No doubt it was on a diplomatic mission from either Russia or one of the Eastern European nations (eg Poland) that still have them in their diplomatic fleet.

Who remembers the drama that unfolded when the ballet guy defected and his wife was onboard an Aeroflot IL-62 at JFK and the US government insisted she be allowed to ask if she wished to stay too? She chose to go home and the Soviets (at the time) made a huge deal of her arrival giving her flowers and making a huge PR deal out of it. I never knew what came of her and wonder, post Soviet Union, where she is.

I thought it really rough her husband put her in that position without letting her know he was going to defect.


User currently onlineN14AZ From Germany, joined Feb 2007, 2705 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5625 times:

Quoting B707forever (Reply 10):
or one of the Eastern European nations (eg Poland)

Just for the records: Poland doesn't have an IL 62 (anymore? I don't remember). Actually, the only East-European country still operating an Il 62 is Ukraine.

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I fully agree with you, seeing an IL 62 brings back good memories.

Best regards
N14AZ


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