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Unmarked Tu-154 At Dulles Today  
User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 10982 times:

Hello,
Today as i was walking home from my classes, i saw what appeared to be a tupolev 154 landing at Dulles International in Virginia. I could tell it was a tu-154 by the landing gear, and the engine layout on the back. Does anyone have any information?
Thanks, rjm777ual
P.S: Date= Nov. 21, 2011


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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2966 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 10797 times:

If you have a timeframe, take a look on FlightAware.


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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10663 times:

I tried that, but i didn't get any info.


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User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10604 times:

I'm pretty certain that FlightAware doesn't recognize Tupolev, Ilyushin, Yak, etc......


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User currently offlineBDABOY From Bermuda, joined Nov 2004, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 10572 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 3):
I'm pretty certain that FlightAware doesn't recognize Tupolev, Ilyushin, Yak, etc......


Flightaware recognises the Cubana flight from Paris Orly on an Ilyushin- Il96. I've seen it many times when tracking flight-paths over Bermuda.


User currently offlinesasd209 From British Indian Ocean Territory, joined Oct 2007, 642 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10499 times:

Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 3):
I'm pretty certain that FlightAware doesn't recognize Tupolev, Ilyushin, Yak, etc

Indeed they do! I've seen AN-12's come/go from south Florida, AN-124's fly around the globe, and IL-76's drop into the USA on occasion - all on flightaware. Also, the IL-96 from Cuba to Canada is often on there.


User currently offlineWestJet747 From Canada, joined Aug 2011, 1830 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10394 times:

Quoting BDABOY (Reply 4):
Flightaware recognises the Cubana flight from Paris Orly on an Ilyushin- Il96. I've seen it many times when tracking flight-paths over Bermuda.
Quoting sasd209 (Reply 5):
Indeed they do! I've seen AN-12's come/go from south Florida, AN-124's fly around the globe, and IL-76's drop into the USA on occasion - all on flightaware. Also, the IL-96 from Cuba to Canada is often on there.

I've never been able to find one though, even when doing searches out of major Russian airports...maybe I'm just not looking hard enough!



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User currently offlineFalcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1323 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 10336 times:

Flightaware does recognize Soviet era aircraft but often doesn't recognize unfamiliar ICAO identifiers. Had to do a go around at BOS last monday night while approaching 27 because an IL-76 landing on 22L before us taxied onto 27 when clearing, then stopped on the runway. Had a TTF flight number. When I went to look it up on flightaware, there was no sign of it's arrival. It departed the next morning and didn't come up on flightaware either.

[Edited 2011-11-21 19:37:21]


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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 10247 times:
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Quoting rjm777ual (Thread starter):
Today as i was walking home from my classes, i saw what appeared to be a tupolev 154 landing at Dulles International in Virginia. I could tell it was a tu-154 by the landing gear, and the engine layout on the back. Does anyone have any information?


I know several governments fly Tupolevs. Any any of these look familiar?
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User currently offlinehoya From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 391 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9666 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 8):
I know several governments fly Tupolevs. Any any of these look familiar?

Probably not the Polish one as the Polish gov't has disbanded the VIP squadron and put up for sale their remaining TU-154.



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User currently offlinerichierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4242 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9391 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 8):
I know several governments fly Tupolevs. Any any of these look familiar?
Quoting hoya (Reply 9):
Probably not the Polish one as the Polish gov't has disbanded the VIP squadron and put up for sale their remaining TU-154.

And, unfortunately, the photo kgaiflyer chose was of the very aircraft that crashed in April 2010 taking the life of the Polish President Lech Kaczynski. So it was most definitely NOT that aircraft.



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User currently offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9333 times:
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Quoting richierich (Reply 10):
So it was most definitely NOT that aircraft.

So noted, richierich.

Any additional insight into which government might have flown the aircraft into Dulles ?


User currently offlineGCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1370 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 7466 times:

Quoting Falcon Flyer (Reply 7):
Had a TTF flight number. When I went to look it up on flightaware, there was no sign of it's arrival. It departed the next morning and didn't come up on flightaware either.

TTF is Russian Air Force 224 Flight Unit ("Two Two Four" = TTF), so like most air forces* it is unlikely to appear on Flightaware (for example, the same would be true of flights using the RAF's RRR flight number)

*There are exceptions though, many BAF flights do appear.



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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5605 times:

it didn't look like any of those pictured, it was all white.


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User currently offlinerutankrd From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2963 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5116 times:
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Could well have been the Russian Open Sky Disarmament validation plane

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However normally would have expect it to go to Andrews AFB


User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4821 times:

Hmm....It could have been that. Where does it fly from?


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User currently offlineSalukipilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2830 times:

I've seen a couple here in the last 3 months or so.


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User currently offlinerjm777ual From UK - England, joined Nov 2011, 246 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

What airlines were they?


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