Arriving at Riat 2003.
Taken from a UAL 777.
Pairs take off 06.
The rear end of Shvetsov power. Shvetsov later became Soloviev.
The IL-14 and all license built 'Crates' were powered by two Shvetsov ASh-82T-7 engines of 1900 hp each. Fuel consumption per engine was 665 kg per hour. Max rpm was 2600.
This AV-14, (C/N 913145) is now in use as "Air Bistro Zdena". The door was locked so I couldn't get inside.
Having a goulash and a glass of the real Budweiser under the wing of an Avia-14 is a good proposition.
While topping up the old Land Rover at a gas station near the town of Libhost I saw the nose of an aircraft peeking from behind the building. So... I took my camera and went to investigate. And ta... (more)
My 60x zoom binocular didn't show the last digit of the number...
The Royal Jordanian Falcons.
Making a wide turn flying around Moscow.
Speedbird 269 heavy from LHR slows after landing 24R. A slower shutter speed was required due to the aircraft being almost an hour late!