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crownvic
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IL-62... current interesting routing

Mon May 16, 2022 4:14 pm

There is an IL-62 a long way from home right now. Flew Libya nonstop to Bridgetown Barbados onward to Venezuela and now Mazatlan Mexico.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RDA ... /HLLM/TBPB
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RDA ... /TBPB/SVMI
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/RDA ... /SVMI/MMMZ
 
phugoid1982
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Mon May 16, 2022 6:26 pm

Looks like Rada airlines which is Belarussian cargo airline I believe. There's a great video of one of their Il-62's clippping trees on take/off literally rotating at the very end of the runway at Nis in Serbia (8500 ft long).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv13eeRh2-c
 
TUGMASTER
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Mon May 16, 2022 6:44 pm

Libya-Venezuela….
Nothing to see here…
FFS
 
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Gonzalo
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Mon May 16, 2022 7:27 pm

Belarussian cargo flying Libya - Venezuela - Mexico. Who would think this is a flight for smuggling drugs, weapons or dirty money? No, let's think they are subcontractors of Santa Claus delivering joy to the children of the world...
 
cedarjet
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Tue May 17, 2022 7:32 am

Gonzalo wrote:
Belarussian cargo flying Libya - Venezuela - Mexico. Who would think this is a flight for smuggling drugs, weapons or dirty money? No, let's think they are subcontractors of Santa Claus delivering joy to the children of the world...

No one is smuggling drugs to Latin America so we can cross that off the list for starters
 
SpoonNZ
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Tue May 17, 2022 11:13 am

cedarjet wrote:
No one is smuggling drugs to Latin America so we can cross that off the list for starters

Not an expert, but I assume they don’t just abandon the plane at the end of the route, and will instead turn around and head back to Europe…
 
LCDFlight
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Tue May 17, 2022 11:45 am

Somebody wanted to pay an awful lot of money to keep something secret. Something that needed to travel fast.

Alternatively, the people paying for the trip are under sanction right now.
 
BusBlitz
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Tue May 17, 2022 11:43 pm

It's now on its way to Casablanca. What does this mean?
 
CMA727
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Wed May 18, 2022 12:18 am

That the plane was chatered by one Humphrey Bogart.
 
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Wed May 18, 2022 3:19 am

CMA727 wrote:
That the plane was chatered by one Humphrey Bogart.


Only after the exit visas were found in Sam’s piano.
 
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Wed May 18, 2022 3:40 am

CMA727 wrote:
That the plane was chatered by one Humphrey Bogart.


"We'll always have Paris."

*scream of four Soloviev D-30s intensifies*

"WHAT?"

"I SAID WE'LL ALWAYS HAVE PARIS!"
 
MDC862
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Wed May 18, 2022 3:56 am

Victor Lazo is on the manifest.
 
crownvic
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Wed May 18, 2022 11:19 am

So to summarize, it flew cargo from Libya to Mexico (via the Caribbean and Venezuela) and now on its way back again thru Venezuela to wherever via Morroco. Certainly not for humanitarian relief..
 
washingtonflyer
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Wed May 18, 2022 11:23 am

MJI - BGI. Not a routing you see every day.
 
mark1484
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Wed May 18, 2022 2:19 pm

EW-450TR Has not flown since early this year, it's airworthiness certificate ran out around this time.
EW-505TR is the only one flying at this time.
EW-564TR (ex C5-RTG) has not been seen since it's transfer from Banjul via Djerba to Vitebsk last August.

Fascinating airline!
 
Noshow
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Wed May 18, 2022 2:24 pm

Second hand prices for Il-62s must go up by the minute.
 
avianca707359b
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:14 pm

After stopping in Casablanca a few weeks ago, she flew on to Ahmedabad, India. Looks like she just left Ahmedabad and is flying west. I can follow her on FlightRadar24 by tracking "IL62".........
 
avianca707359b
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:52 pm

Just landed at Sharjah (SHJ/OMSJ).......... hmmmmm..........
 
KlimaBXsst
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:12 pm

Long live the VC-10 knock off!
Nothing like fake Gucci! (;

In all seriousness, what a uniquely awesome feat of engineering. Russian people can be proud of this aircraft if they cannot be proud of their head of state right now.
 
LCDFlight
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Thu Jun 09, 2022 2:17 pm

Sharjah used to be the place where you could see IL-76 freighters land. Definitely a crossroads
 
avianca707359b
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Re: IL-62... current interesting routing

Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:11 pm

6/10 Update: She left the Cairo area and is now heading in the direction of Tripoli, Libya.....

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