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IL-76 Crews ??

bafanguy

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Anyone heard of a company called North American Aviation, based in TX ? They are advertising for IL-76 crews for a FL-based operation. You don't see much call for crews qualified in Russian cargo airplanes. What's this all about ? What's an IL-76 type rating cost anyway ?
 

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Many, many rubles.

But hey, those guys will sell you a ticket to the space station, so I'm sure they're willing to discuss terms...
 

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Rogue5 said:
Many, many rubles.

But hey, those guys will sell you a ticket to the space station, so I'm sure they're willing to discuss terms...
Yeah, but maybe I could get the senior citizen discount...Kroger gives it to me.

Actually, this same ad ran back in April. It is kind of intriguing. Are there really guys around with time & ratings in this airplane who have the right to work in the USA, Comrade ?
 

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T-Gates said:
Was it the IL-76? Because there was a company at OPF running AN-12's and AN-26's with Ukrainian crews on charters. I think the company was called Avialeasing.
It was for IL-76 crews. It's the second time this ad has been posted in the last 6 months.

I wonder how the certification works for a foreign airplane model to be flown by a US operator with US crews. Does the IL-76 have US certification ?
 

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T-Gates said:
Was it the IL-76? Because there was a company at OPF running AN-12's and AN-26's with Ukrainian crews on charters. I think the company was called Avialeasing.
Man if you see the state the An-12s and 26s are in, boy o boy...the 12 is pitchblack from all the exhaust soot. I don't think they could find a local crew with the cojones to fly those things, hence the ukraine guys (paid in vodka!). I've never seen any 76s though, but it would be interesting to know we have a small soviet airforce in our backyard!

OPF is a very cool place to visit, a lot of mothballed classics here.
 

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Flyer74 said:
could be worst, An-2
Yeah, but the AN-2 is a monster airplane. Got a chance to look at a couple of them in SSI where some broker took them in trade from a South American relief outfit that traded them for a DC-3 or two.

Also read an article in AOPA Pilot magazine about some guy who had one for his toy. The airplane is HUGE. Quite a toy, as toys go.
 

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bafanguy said:
Anyone heard of a company called North American Aviation, based in TX ? They are advertising for IL-76 crews for a FL-based operation. You don't see much call for crews qualified in Russian cargo airplanes. What's this all about ? What's an IL-76 type rating cost anyway ?

Where do you send the resume? Anything is better than flying for USAir....:D


PHXFLYR:cool:
 

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Flyer74 said:
could be worst, An-2
And they gots one of those down here too! A plain beige colored An-2, here at FXE. Don't know whose it is, but doesn't look like it's going anywhere fast.

You guys ever see the videos with the An-2 being tumbled and looped around? Quite a site....

sorry for thread hijack.
 

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IL 76 in Iraq

I saw these planes a lot in Iraq. They were coming into Mosul airfield everyday. Also An 12's and An 24's. I believe they have a contract with DHL, some used the call sign DHX.
 

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crash-proof said:
I've never seen any 76s though, but it would be interesting to know we have a small soviet airforce in our backyard!
Well especially out there at a certain test range in Nevada, also Ft Bliss and Ft Polk too, plenty of ex warsaw pact planes, and some from afterwards.

I took a few illicit photos of aircraft in India last year. Got some of Il-76, Il-78 tanker version, also SU-30 MKI, MiG-21
 

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What kind of routes do these guys fly? There website shows destinations but not solid routes.... I get the feeling they do alot of domestic flying here in the US, I'm surprised the FAA allows them to operate here. If I see any of them I hope I got my camera handy :)
 

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tex,

What is their website ? Googled around but couldn't find anything. Thanks.
 

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texarkana said:
Hey I think the link is www.avialeasing.com
tex,

Thanks...interesting website but that's not for North American. They're going to be strictly a US-based operation with the IL-76/78 from the guy I talked with.
 

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Wow, really? Thats interesting... Im guessing thats going to be a destination for eastern european pilots who want to get out of the cold and move over here!
 

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bafanguy said:
It was for IL-76 crews. It's the second time this ad has been posted in the last 6 months.

I wonder how the certification works for a foreign airplane model to be flown by a US operator with US crews. Does the IL-76 have US certification ?
Ask any operator who flies an Embraer, Canadair, Airbus, or Dassault product, and they should be able to tell you about the certification process for a foreign airplane model.
 

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bafanguy said:
It was for IL-76 crews. It's the second time this ad has been posted in the last 6 months.

I wonder how the certification works for a foreign airplane model to be flown by a US operator with US crews. Does the IL-76 have US certification ?
smell,

I didn't state my question very clearly. I guess what I was wondering is if the IL-76 is currently certified by the FAA as the other airplane types you mentioned. Obviously, many foreign-made airplanes are flown in the US.

I don't know how many Russian-made airplanes are currently certified under FAA authority. Since, to my knowledge, the IL-76 has not been operated in the US before I just wondered if it has FAA approval.

I recently talked to a guy forming a cargo operator and planning to use surplus C-17s. He told me the airplane is NOT certified for use under Part 121 and getting this approval is key to the plan working.

The operator using the IL-76 here will not be a 121 operation so maybe the certification issue isn't too big a deal. The whole thing is pretty interesting nonetheless.
 

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I recently talked to a guy forming a cargo operator and planning to use surplus C-17s
I dont think there is such a thing as a surplus C-17.
 
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