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clickhappy
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Why Was There An Aeroflot IL62 In Tacoma Today?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:23 am

Just got a call, there was an IL62 @ TCM today! It is now on its way to Andrews ADW.

Airline Aeroflot-Russian Intl
Flight Number 9007
Departure City (Airport) TACOMA, WA (TCM)
Departure Time
Arrival City (Airport) Camp Springs, MD (ADW)
Arrival Time 08/01/2005 09:20 PM
Remaining Flight Time 01:57
Aircraft Type Ilyushin IL-62
Current Altitude 35,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 543 mph
Flight Status In Flight

Airline Aeroflot-Russian Intl
Flight Number 9007
Departure City (Airport) Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russian Federation (UHPP)
Departure Time 08/01/2005 09:41 PM
Arrival City (Airport) TACOMA, WA (TCM)
Arrival Time
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Ilyushin IL-62
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
 
m404
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RE: Why Was There An Aeroflot IL62 In Tacoma Today?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:59 am

Great question. Could Tacoma be a fueling stop only?
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afay1
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RE: Why Was There An Aeroflot IL62 In Tacoma Today?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:10 am

Perhaps it is a typo and not Aeroflot as it only uses IL62Ms on rare charter flights. Also, none of Aeroflot's services go via Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and certainly there are no civilian charters to Andrews AFB. It is probably a government official on one of GTK Rossiya's IL62Ms that are reserved for state functions...
 
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RE: Why Was There An Aeroflot IL62 In Tacoma Today?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:50 pm

Damn, right when I leave SEA! I saw an IL62 at SEA once when I worked for QX. Pulled into one of the Bravo gates when DL used to be there. Must be a charter, but too bad we have no pics! Would be great to see! Thanks for the info clickhappy  Smile , reminded me of good ol' Seattle!

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HAL
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RE: Why Was There An Aeroflot IL62 In Tacoma Today?

Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:14 pm

TCM is McChord Air Force Base, and ADW is Andrews Air Force Base. Obviously some sort of Russian military charter flight.

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