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    Wish I could have seen the Yak-110. Saw it fly during one of the air shows, but was not able to find it to view up close. I attended the forum on the Yak-110 build on Wednesday at the IAC building, and I know one of the guys said where it was parked, but still was not able to find it.

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    I would like to see the BIG 6 engine Russian Cargo plane at Oshkosh .

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyranger View Post
    I would like to see the BIG 6 engine Russian Cargo plane at Oshkosh .
    I second that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyranger View Post
    I would like to see the BIG 6 engine Russian Cargo plane at Oshkosh .
    As I recall, it was scheduled to come a few years ago, but the payload they were bringing over cancelled and they couldn't afford to feed those 6 engines for the trip without paying cargo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyranger View Post
    I would like to see the BIG 6 engine Russian Cargo plane at Oshkosh .
    I recall an awesome moment in time many years ago when the Soviet Unions AN124 was sitting on the west ramp nose to nose with the C5 Galaxy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psvinny View Post
    I recall an awesome moment in time many years ago when the Soviet Unions AN124 was sitting on the west ramp nose to nose with the C5 Galaxy.
    That was 1989 - my first trip to Oshkosh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal Bryan View Post
    That was 1989 - my first trip to Oshkosh!
    I still remember the tears in my eyes when the AN124 taxi'd back in with Hoot Gibson holding the Soviet flag and the Soviet pilot holding the US flag. I saw a lot of hankies up and down the flight line.

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    Some Soviet humor: A friend who is an EAA and warbird member some years back was in the Navy and flying intercepts off a carrier of the Russian "Bear" turboprob long range bombers that routinely cruised off the U S coast and probably were packed with electronic spy gadgets and recon radar etc. It was pretty routine, the Russian crews knew the U S fighters were coming and we knew and no one wanted to do something dumb and start a war. In fact they had a common radio frequency and could talk to each other, plane to plane. The Russians were still a bit full of it during the cold war, and blustery. So my friend pulls up of the wing of the Bear, and their pilots are looking out the window and he says on the radio. "Are you guys lost, you're a long way from home," the Russian comes back, " You soft Americans, you go home every night and drink Coca Cola." This trash talk goes on for awhile, could be Barkely and Magic, until the American pilot says, "If everything is better in Russia, How about the Russian women? " The Russian pilot comes back, now in a subdued tone, "You got me there Yank, Russian women not too good."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Greenwood View Post
    ...until the American pilot says, "If everything is better in Russia, How about the Russian women? " The Russian pilot comes back, now in a subdued tone, "You got me there Yank, Russian women not too good."
    I guess they both forgot about or were ignorant of those famous, amazing Russian female fighter pilots of WW2 known as the Night Witches.

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