Archive | March, 2017

Belavia Tupolev Tu-154 Final Phase Out – End of an Era

Study of gear, flaps and slats as the Belavia Tu154 sits at rest on the Saint Petersburg apron. Our Tupolev was pretty much the only iconoclast Soviet classic on the field that day. Sterile, plastic western types of sadly permeated the Russian scene. What a sad state of affairs.

Airliner World Magazine February, 2017 Story and photos by Henry Tenby For fans of Russian aviation, October 9, 2016 marked a major milestone when the last ever scheduled flight of a Tupolev Tu-154 took place, bringing an end to 44 years of scheduled airline service for the reliable, classic Russian tri-jet. Belarus national airline Belavia […]