Sunday, 29 November 2009

Candid photography

Once again, it was Eddie who first spotted this from the kitchen window. A very rare visitor to Okęcie indeed! This is an Ilyushin Il-76, NATO reporting name Candid. At first sight to me it looked like a giant BAE Avro RJ 146, taking off lower, slower, more noisily than the far smaller regional jetliner. Comparable in size, though slightly shorter than the C-17 Globemaster III.

This heavy lift transporter (reg. 4K AZ100) belongs to Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines. What was it doing in Warsaw?


oppollo said...

Very curious indeed.
And more generally - I've just found you blog, and I think it's great. Keep on writing it. As a Warszawiak living abroad I miss the sort of small, local news you're giving!

Michael Dembinski said...

Many thanks! I shall indeed keep on writing.