N737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 679 posts, RR: 16 Posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2316 times:
Well went out and did my usual spotting, and to my surprise an Algerian Air Force Ilyushin IL-76 was there! What an aircraft.. I've never seen one before, and my oh my is it one hell of an aircraft. Loud as hell too! The darn APU howls like no other.
Skyway1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2266 times:
Over the last few years there have been quite a few IL-76's sitting on the Air Cargo Carriers ramp in Milwaukee. They looked to have a Volga Dnepr paint scheme, but I don't know who operated them. I once saw a flight to Baku, I assumed that's somewhere in the former Soviet Union. That doesn't have anything to do with an Algerian plane, but I thought I would share my IL-76 sightings.
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2250 times:
Yeah, the Il-76 and the A340 have a lot in common. One is a quiet, comfortable FBW widebody airliner and the other is a military cargo transport known for it's short and rough field performance, as well as being noisy, short-ranged (as compared to the A340), and fuel-thirsty.
Although I'd love to fly in an Il-76, I doubt a bunch of corrupt officlals would.