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by wezgulf3
Tue May 19, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Network & Fleet discussion 2020
Replies: 1461
Views: 4111

Re: Rumour: Emirates to decommission 40% of A380 fleet

I think this thread brings two of A-net's most hated things together in one rather unsightly edifice. What we have seen consistently throughout the history of the A380 and indeed of EK, is people with an axe to grind stating categorically - "they don't have the load factors for that" or &...

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by wezgulf3
Fri May 08, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin
Replies: 97
Views: 25403

Re: Person killed by plane on runway at Austin

This has to be a suicide? Semi daylight entering an airport and walking into an oncoming 737. Being that close to a 737 landing even if you are deaf you know it’s coming. I can’t believe anyone can accidentally walk into a jet that’s travelling around 100mph! Not sure why some “doubt he/she wasnt in...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ
Replies: 31
Views: 8722

Re: Boutique Air PC-12 Down at Mesquite KHQZ

Looks like the pilot did a great job getting hee down in the field in mostly one piece. Hope there are no serious injuries! So far it's been reported that one was airlifted without life-threatening injuries. This is unconfirmed but I have seen reports that this was a repositioning flight and there ...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!
Replies: 15
Views: 3146

Re: Ethiopian irregularities to Washington and Chicago today; + Miami!

Guess they were probably empty going so no need for the stop in Ireland, and maybe the addition of MIA was for repatriation?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US DoT Proposes ban on Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs
Replies: 103
Views: 12184

Re: US DoT bans all Emotional Support Animals other than trained dogs

I have a close family member with schizophrenia that her dog makes her at ease & calm along with medication ofcourse.. I dont like this change but I'm not surprised this country keeps taking things away from metal health patients & then they wanna offer thoughts and prayers when things go w...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition
Replies: 15
Views: 4664

Re: Star Wars Canyon - Jedi transition

canyonblue17 wrote:
Its been a few months, I thought I would check to see if the military has begun low level training through the canyon again?


Low level is still restricted

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-114-300 Prototype
Replies: 33
Views: 7695

Re: Il-114-300 Prototype

Isn’t the point of update to the IL-114 meant as a Il18/20/22 replacement, for the Russian Military? Wes... Negative. A military-driven development is Il-112. Il-114 is supposed to be a magic wand to solve civilian transport problems: regional connectivity, all that. This link definitely has a mili...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Il-114-300 Prototype
Replies: 33
Views: 7695

Re: Il-114-300 Prototype

Isn’t the point of update to the IL-114 meant as a Il18/20/22 replacement, for the Russian Military?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?
Replies: 60
Views: 11152

Re: Norwegian with LHR slots S20?

adamh8297 wrote:
andymartin wrote:
Norwegian and Jet Blue recently signed a partnership, JetBlue want to fly to London.
So it all adds up, on this occasion 2 + 2 does really = 4.


6 Slots are simply not enough for B6's LON aspirations.


But the 14 they applied for may have been?

Wes..

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by wezgulf3
Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Retro liveries we’ll (likely) never see
Replies: 42
Views: 3508

Re: Retro liveries we’ll (likely) never see

Gulf Air Here we go: 5735361 Right, but...the one odd thing I don't understand about this so-called retro livery is that the gold stripe is inaccurate! With that livery at that time, it was purple!! Why they've done it as gold is beyond me. The reason I said Gulf Air was because it’s not accurate, ...

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by wezgulf3
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream Aerospace launches G700
Replies: 35
Views: 7799

Re: Gulfstream Aerospace launches G700

So, for a stubborn member like me, this will be the Gulfstream VII. Technically, the G700 is a GVI while G500/G600 are GVII. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/gulfstream-raises-the-stakes-with-g700-launch-461635/ “Gulfstream expects the G700 to share a type rating with the company's recent...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gulfstream Aerospace launches G700
Replies: 35
Views: 7799

Re: Gulfstream DEBUTS G700

lightsaber wrote:

Same wing but 3.5ft more wingspan? Errr... If you say so.

Lightsaber


This is probably the new Winglets on the G700

Wes....

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by wezgulf3
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019
Replies: 165
Views: 41374

Re: B17 Crash at BDL October 2nd, 2019

This crash might spell the end of passenger flights on these antique warbirds. I am betting insurance premiums for the operators will skyrocket. Very sad picture. Safe to say everyone on board was an aviation enthusiast. I’m guessing that would see the number of these classics flying drop drastical...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 508
Views: 161931

Re: Boeing 737MAX Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Thank you for the vote of confidence. Glad you enjoy the pictures. I try to limited pictures to that of test flights, when they are painted, or first for a airline. As an FYI, I only look as this thread for the pictures. They are very much appreciated, and I’m sure that almost everyone bar 1 will b...

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by wezgulf3
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace
Replies: 6
Views: 1773

Re: Chinese retaliation impact on Gulfstream Aerospace

Minimal. The private jet market in China is not that large. And the Party doesn't want the rich people and companies to own these things anyway. It’s not that small either! Around 100 Gulfstreams are on Chinese register, making it the second largest market outside the USA. That’s not including the ...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 91125

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Why are guys debating which airline IAG place their MAX’s. they may have got such a good price that they can just lease them out to airlines in Asia and Africa that need them for a decent margin. I think this is the strategy of indigo partners airlines, buy big and fill where needed, if not lease t...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread
Replies: 25
Views: 13876

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Picture and General Discussion Thread

The Eviation Alice all electric commuter aircraft prototype is finally unveiled. https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2019-06-16/eviation-completes-prototype-alice-electric-aircraft https://www.ainonline.com/sites/default/files/uploads/2019/06/361_eviationaliceelectricaircraft.jpg ...

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by wezgulf3
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3
Replies: 61
Views: 9549

Re: DAT retrojet MD-80 coming — and special flight May 3

BritishB747 Just checked prices on BLL to BRU with Brussels Airlines. Only available is Flex and Fast at £290. Then you still have to get back to the UK. I have been looking on Kayak and SAS. A SAS flight to STN via CPH is only around £70. There was even a direct BA flight around 11:15 for £80ish. ...

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by wezgulf3
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Was the 737 Max a bridge too far?
Replies: 12
Views: 2495

Re: Was the 787 Max a bridge too far?

Setting the title to 787MAX isn’t going to change the fact we have another 737MAX thread!!

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by wezgulf3
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: JAL longhaul LCC ZIPAIR discussion
Replies: 255
Views: 39910

Re: JAL longhaul LCC = ZIPAIR

Looks like a virtual airline by some teenager

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size
Replies: 126
Views: 22782

Re: BR Flight Attendant Subjected to Unreasonable Requests by Disabled Pax of Size

Cointrin330 wrote:
This is so gross, I do not know where to start.


I think it’s normally front to back!?

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by wezgulf3
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Updated: Germany choosing NH90 for Sea Lynx replacement
Replies: 17
Views: 6820

Re: Germany studies market for Sea Lynx replacement

And the Dutch seem to be quite satisfied with their NH 90 NFH as well, writes German aerospace magazine Flug Revue (No. 01/2019, pp. 56 - 59). They propose an updated version in cooperation with Germany, Norway, Belgium and France for cost-sharing with new torpedoes, guided missiles (Naval Strike M...

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by wezgulf3
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran
Replies: 75
Views: 18929

Re: Boeing 707 crashes in Iran

mham001 wrote:
SheikhDjibouti wrote:
As another poster has pointed out; KC-135s don't count because they are in fact Boeing 717s with a totally different fuselage.



I'm not going to claim expertise on antique airplanes but I'm pretty sure the KC-135 and the 717 are very different planes.

He is referring to the original 717

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by wezgulf3
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to serve Split during summer 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 5607

Re: Air Transat to serve Split during summer 2019

What about the incoming A321LR’s?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier A321 Cone ingestion.
Replies: 10
Views: 3490

Frontier A321 Cone ingestion.

Had a quick search but never found anything.
Happened at O’Hare and looks like an A321, anyone know anymore details??

https://youtu.be/zEMteKdqmtE

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Blackbird SR-71
Replies: 16
Views: 2993

Re: Blackbird SR-71

Nomadd wrote:
The last flight was 1996.


I saw one flying from Edwards in September 1997

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 39658

Re: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland

Wonder if point 3 could mean to many people walked to the back of the plane? Load shift in flight could have been a serious issue in that confined area.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: QX employee steals and crashes Q400 near SEA
Replies: 705
Views: 104126

Re: Updated: AS employee steals and crashes Q400 at SeaTac

I really hope the ATC guy gets a lot of help with this, he would be pretty cut up at a guess having spoke to Rich for so long...

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 20 dead in Junkers Ju 52 crash in Switzerland
Replies: 149
Views: 39658

Re: Where Eagles Dare: Ju-52 in a deadly crash today

LTenEleven wrote:
That's not smoke, just part of the mountains (same as what you see under the plane.


The curvature of that white line is to clean to be on the mountain in my opinion, I would say it was smoke.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A
Replies: 77
Views: 9445

Re: NZ and Korea Choses P-8A

Mortyman wrote:
So the air forces that has or is about to get P-8's are so far the following:

* USA (122)
* UK (9)
* Australia (12-15)
* Norway (5)
* New Zealand (4)
* South Korea (na)
* India (12)


Saudi have some in order too.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ryanair Southend Base
Replies: 27
Views: 3230

Re: Ryanair Southend Base

According to the local Facebook group, this will be a 737MAX operation.

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by wezgulf3
Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders
Replies: 105
Views: 18240

Re: Farnborough International Airshow 2018 Potential Orders

I’ll guess at a Qatar B748F top up order.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Mon May 28, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500
Replies: 47
Views: 8483

Re: Bombardier launches Global 5500 and Global 6500

Rolls Royce Pearl engines... Ok, a River in China? Am I dating myself recalling RR engines were named after rivers? 9% more thrust. https://airinsight.com/bombardier-launches-global-5500-and-6500-at-ebace/ That has always been the case, going down the Chinese named route is like Manufactures puttin...

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by wezgulf3
Sun May 20, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics
Replies: 94
Views: 15926

Re: Nolinor Aviation refits a 737-200 with modern avionics

tunner wrote:
5U-BAG stored at Lasham is rumoured to have been sold.


Having stood underneath that last year, I would be amazed if that flew ever again!

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by wezgulf3
Tue May 08, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO
Replies: 74
Views: 15887

Re: Volga-Dnepr to withdraw from An-124 freighter contract for EU and NATO

Yes I do. In fact I started counting them and stopped because there were too many. Really? Count again. The USAF has only five (soon four) major bases in Europe nowadays: RAF Lakenheath RAF Mildenhall (due to close in 2023) Spangdahlem AB Ramstein AB Aviano AB Only three of those bases host combat ...

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by wezgulf3
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse
Replies: 50
Views: 73291

Re: Boeing 787 suffers nose gear collapse

Any updates on this? Damage? Or if it’s back on it’s nose gear.

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers
Replies: 29
Views: 6361

Re: Algerian Military Il-76 Down Near Algiers

First, unreliable witness statements warning! We often get reports of "was on fire" and similar statements in early stages, only to find out that they were completely wrong or even that no such statements were ever made. That being said, losing an engine + overweight or losing an engine +...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 (CSeries) orders and possible orders for 2018
Replies: 102
Views: 24125

Re: CSeries orders and possible orders for 2018

YXXMIKE wrote:
There seems to be some speculation from Flieger Faust that Ilyushin Finance have found a client for their 20 frames and he specifically mentions an airline with lots of red in their livery. Thoughts?


Could Redwings be a candidate?

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 34475

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

Looks very Azores Airlines to me!

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 807
Views: 219148

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Boeing press release just out with the official roll-out of the 10 000 737. https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/653910/Boeing_10000th_737.jpg Boeing is recognized by Guinness world records for most produced commercial jet aircraftmodel Full press release here: http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-03-13-Bo...

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by wezgulf3
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board
Replies: 194
Views: 52183

Re: An-148 crash near Moscow kills all 71 people on board

How would anyone know what the pilot did so soon? Are cockpit voice recordings already been listened to?? Doubt it? Lots of speculation being posted on various websites, but I just cannot see how anyone knows anything for fact yet.

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by wezgulf3
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 4925

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project

I wonder what costs Safran will have to pay to Dassault, I was really looking forward to the 5X. Wes.. Were you planning on purchasing one? Ha! Not in the slightest, I live two minutes from TAG Farnborough and have been a Bizjet fan for a number of years... my inner geek loves a new Bizjet!! Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project
Replies: 21
Views: 4925

Re: Dassault ends Falcon 5X jet program with Safran, turns to Pratt & Whitney for new project

I wonder what costs Safran will have to pay to Dassault, I was really looking forward to the 5X.

Wes..

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by wezgulf3
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator
Replies: 353
Views: 118706

Re: First Airbus A380 parked amid search for new operator

So what happens if they find a operator and the engines are hanging under another A380?

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by wezgulf3
Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer
Replies: 281
Views: 63415

Re: Bombardier announces LoI for 31 (+30 Options) CSeries from an unnamed European Customer

Can’t believe this has gone to three pages already, what on earth would happen if AA or UA Order some!!

What about WIZZ???

Wes...

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by wezgulf3
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG could take up to 12 A321LRs for EI
Replies: 83
Views: 17163

Re: IAG to take up to 12 A321LRs for EI

The phrase used in the article is 'COULD' , so the thread title is wrong. Also these might be leased, as the last announcement was of a lease. 'He said that Aer Lingus could raise the number of A321LR jets it would take into its fleet from eight to 12.' As if the good people on A’net are going to l...

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by wezgulf3
Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAAG - Angola Airlines Il-62s
Replies: 9
Views: 1958

Re: TAAG - Angola Airlines Il-62s

The 134 is the Government machine )D2-ECC I think)

Oh to have been able to walk that ramp with a camera!!!

Wes...

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