airfrancejfk
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IL-62 At JFK

Mon Apr 29, 2002 3:32 pm

Saw an IL-62 amidst the fog and rain last night at JFK taxing past terminal 1 going in the direction of T2/3.

Any ideas on what it might be. It was dark outside and the aircraft didnt appear to have any tail lights on. It was 11:30pm so couldnt be Aeroflot or Air Ukraine as their flights had already left for the day. Also, I believe SU stopped flying Russian a/c to JFK for several years now. Air Ukraine also only flies in code share with Uzbekistan Airways B767.

I'm guessing VIP aircraft, but anyone happen to see it?

 
hkgspotter1
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RE: IL-62 At JFK

Mon Apr 29, 2002 4:12 pm

Could it have been a VC-10 ??. Did you see the colours ?
 
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RE: IL-62 At JFK

Mon Apr 29, 2002 8:53 pm

You mean RAF VC10?
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RE: IL-62 At JFK

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:34 pm

If it was an IL-62 it could have only been a VIP move. IL-62 scheduled service is not permitted (due noise restrictions) at JFK.

Last week there was a RAM 737-800 and a few other VIP RAM a/c, Saturday Luffwafe A310 so most likely it was Russian VIP.

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RE: IL-62 At JFK

Mon Apr 29, 2002 11:49 pm

Two months back we got:

RAM

737-800
747-400

Gov

G3
C130

Not bad when RAM dont even fly to Hong Kong !!