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Vologda Air - Yakovlev Yak-40 VKO-UUOS Passenger Flight Experience

Mon May 15, 2017 2:45 pm

This is a photo report of my fligh on rare type Yak-40 from Moscow Vnukovo airport to Stariy Oskol.

2017-03-06
VKO-UUOS
Vologda Air, flight VGV2395
Departure: 09:15
Arrival: 10:35
Actual Block Time: 1h20 (Real Flight time - 1h)
Seat: 3D Economy Class
Yakovlev Yak 40 (RA-88251)
Distance: 476 km

That was a first scheduled passenger flight to Stary Oskol in recent years. Now that route served 4 times a week. Tickets from 50 USD OW.
I was the only passenger on this flight. In addition to me flew several representatives of media from Stary Oskol.
This is the second route where you can fly by Yak-40 from Moscow. First - Vologda (VGD) - Moscow Vnukovo (VKO).
My flight can be viewed on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ULQNjFwqRs&


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The weather in Moscow was disgusting - drizzle, fog and low clouds, but the area of ​​Stary Oskol cleared up and I was able to take some photos.

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Soft drinks during the fligh :)
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Yak-40 in Stariy Oskol:
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Stariy Oskol airport.
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Re: Vologda Air - Yakovlev Yak-40 VKO-UUOS Passenger Flight Experience

Mon May 15, 2017 6:49 pm

How cool is that :D! What did you pay for that flight?
 
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Re: Vologda Air - Yakovlev Yak-40 VKO-UUOS Passenger Flight Experience

Mon May 15, 2017 7:07 pm

Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

What a quirky airline this is. I just did a quick bit of research and found out that this airline operates 12 aircraft dates back to 1931 - quite an achievement to still be operating today. And also to be operating such interesting vintage aircraft.
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Re: Vologda Air - Yakovlev Yak-40 VKO-UUOS Passenger Flight Experience

Tue May 16, 2017 5:28 am

Robisintheair wrote:
How cool is that :D! What did you pay for that flight?

I paid for that flight 4600 rub (~$80), but now it's twice cheaper - about $40.
 
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Re: Vologda Air - Yakovlev Yak-40 VKO-UUOS Passenger Flight Experience

Tue May 16, 2017 5:39 am

KLDC10 wrote:
Great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

What a quirky airline this is. I just did a quick bit of research and found out that this airline operates 12 aircraft dates back to 1931 - quite an achievement to still be operating today. And also to be operating such interesting vintage aircraft.


Thanks!
1931 - the year the airline was founded.
Now they have 5 Yak-40, 2 An-2 and 8 Mi-8 helicopters (at least 4 of them are active). Oldest plane - Yak-40 (reg, RA-87494) - it was built in 1976.

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