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Monday, 1 August 2011

IL 76 departure from Fairford 2011

Filmed in dv courtesy of jetnoiselover via youtube ---- the much debated departure of the Ukraine AF Il -76

Did he retract the gear too soon or did the tyres burst before the gear went up?
Here is your chance to decide. Clip also features the  " rolling" departure of the Su-27ub. The crew were very friendly! Thaks to them for the tour round the Flanker. BTW, they mentioned that to have the Flanker even in the static cost £250,000  - not sure if something was lost in the translation!