01 April 2010
A Volga-Dnepr (Волга-Днепр) Airlines Ilyushin Il-76 (Илюшин ИЛ-76ТД-90ВД) is en route to HNL as VDA6202 from FHU (Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, Fort Huachaca, Sierra Vista, AZ). Its ETA to HNL is 13:00HST.
The aircraft arrived around 1220HST, and taxied to HIK ... so much for the photo op! The cargo jet sure looked small.
The above photo courtesy of team member MKU ADX, shows RA-76951 (msn 2073421704), an Il-76TD-90VD. The -90VD series is the new-build, re-engined (Perm PS-90A-76 engines) variant of the classic Soviet-era freighter. In fact, Volga-Dnepr was a financier and launch customer of the Il-76TD-90VD.