HISTORY

Memories
Victor Khodko - Checking the state of CCCP-77115.

After the press conference celebrated on May 31, 2006 by the “Club of Heroes of the City of Zhukovsky”, former members of the testing crew and local authorities with the aim to save the last build TU-144, a visit to the Air Base of Zhukovsky is scheduled for to review the current state of the TU-144D registered CCCP-77115.

Yury Doroshenko - Restoration of CCCP-77110.

As complement to the works that allowed the opening to public visits of the whole cabin of the TU-144S on display at the Museum of Civil Aviation in Ulyanovsk, in the second half of the year 2008 the aircraft was fully externally restored. The original Aeroflot livery was painted again and now the plane looks like in her better days at Paris Air Show.

Nikolay Chekanov - Taking care of the CCCP-77107.

The graphic testimony of how a group of TU-144's enthusiasts travelled from Moscow to Kazan for to help in the task of cleaning the snow of the aircraft. But that's not all; they have already prepared the whole project of the plane restoration and her transformation in a museum. All of us are wishing to see how CCCP-77107 recovers her former glory.


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