I had a great time at the Hermeskeil museum. The sun was warm, the planes were superb and the view of the countryside from the hill was impressive. Just to walk around and under these these old planes taking lots of detail shots made for a thoroughly worthwhile trip.
DDR-STH landing on runway 06, with construction work for the new R-apron going on in the background. The carrier mostly used the Tupolev 134 on their services to Amsterdam, but every now and then Ilyushin 18s and 62s could also be seen. This aircraft did not have am eventful career. It was delivered to Interflug in 1964, and remained in use with them until 1990. It then went on display in the Flugausstellung L + P Junior museum near Hermeskeil, Germany in 1994, and was still there in good condition by 2016.
Originally operated by the NVA Nationale Volksarmee (East German Air Force) with a VIP interior, this IL-18 was converted with a regular airline interior around 1964. First registered DM-STH, the airliner was withdrawn in 1990 and placed in the Flugausstellung L + P Junior in Hermeskeil, Germany.