Aviation Photo #0790494 Ilyushin Il-62M - Air Koryo

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Photo Added: March 06, 2005

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Anonymous
11 years ago
Reverse before landing
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow!,reverse before landing!?,why?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Hey! what's the story with the reverse thrusters before touchdown? i thought the reverses could only be activated only once the plane was on the ground! could anyone explain please?
Anonymous
10 years ago
My guess is that since it has 4 engines
2 are on reverse thrust and slowing the plane down and 2 are providing thrush so the plane dosent slam on he runway. i guess its an easiae way of slowing aircraft like this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's allowed to use reverse in the air before touchdown on this type of aircraft.
It's real Russian plane:)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lovely aircraft, its great to see something as unique as this, and an airline like Air Koryo (sadly banned in the EU!) and a wonderful photo it is.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Beautiful Shot
Anonymous
9 years ago
I think this type only has thrust reversers on the outer engines only. Something about hot air exhaust damaging the airframe AFAIR.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Just about to pull down the rear wheel.
Outstanding aircraft.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Reverse just prior to touchdown is common practice for the IL-62.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Love that tiny tail-strike preventing wheel.
Anonymous
4 years ago
The reason why there is reverse thrust in the air is due to the long spool-up time of the engines, so this already gets them ready for landing. Nice picture Raymond!

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