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IL-76 inbound?
« on: December 16, 2013, 12:18:49 PM »
Monday 16th December


12:15z


RA-76503 IL-76 Volga Dnepr; VDA4023 is over IOM descending towards Belfast  :)

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2013, 12:25:12 PM »
Tracking it now on FR. Hope to catch a glimpse from work.

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2013, 12:36:54 PM »
Passed Carrick 5 minutes ago.... Is it a charter / parcel plane / other?

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2013, 02:32:08 PM »
And its up ;D

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2013, 04:29:54 PM »
Video of it leaving on youtube! This was taken from BIA facebook page..:-) [http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQB7MMpDxQoWTVZkJaEKjxw]

No sound sadly, but awesome non the less!! :-)

 

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 04:32:36 PM »
You must have your sound muted :) Sounds great ;)


Any ideas on its visit?
« Last Edit: December 16, 2013, 04:33:24 PM by casper »

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 04:48:08 PM »
Ooops!!

Will give it another go, mind you I did drop my speaker earlier :-(

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 04:52:19 PM »
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The massive Ilyushin aircraft with a 50m wingspan took off this afternoon carrying aircraft components - en route to Guadeloupe in the Carribbean.

Found this on BFS facebook page.

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 04:59:07 PM »
Speakers working now, dropping one dislodged the cable, fab sound! :-)

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 08:16:45 PM »
Taken from BIA Facebook page

'The massive Ilyushin 76 departing for the Carribbean this afternoon with aircraft components on board'

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2013, 11:00:08 PM »
I saw it today at around 1440 heading towards Lurgan direction. 8)

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 11:12:12 PM »
I saw it today at around 1440 heading towards Lurgan direction. 8)
cool!! You were indeed very lucky :-)

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2013, 11:24:34 PM »
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'The massive Ilyushin 76 departing for the Carribbean this afternoon with aircraft components on board'

This may sound stupid but is it nonstop to the Carribean? Surely an IL-76 doesn't have the range?
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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2013, 04:46:32 AM »
This may sound stupid but is it nonstop to the Carribean? Surely an IL-76 doesn't have the range?

It's a good question.

Great-circle distance from Belfast to Guadeloupe is 6,400 km, so if we add 15% for routing and reserves we obtain 7,400 km.

RA-76503 is a 76TD-90VD with much more efficient PS-90 engines.  Per this chart:

http://www.brinkley.cc/BCImage/aci/IL76F/il76f90_p.gif

it should be able to lift about 35,000 lb ( the scale is odd, hard to tell ) over that distance.  Fuel consumption cruising is around 7.2 tonnes / hour, or  twice that of a 757 which could carry more than that farther if it weren't an awkward load.

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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2013, 08:14:56 AM »
Thanks for the info Smudge! ;D
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Re: IL-76 inbound?
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2013, 08:35:48 PM »
Was off the ground pretty quick!