EK21 from DXB to MAN was an early morning diversion into DUS due to heavy snowfall in the North West of England. After an eight hour delay on the ground the flight was given the green light to continue on to Manchester.
This Il-18 was delivered on 22nd June 1967 and made its final commercial flight on 25th January 1989. It then was flown to Pápa AB in August 1989 and towed to Abda near Györ to serve as a restaurant (note the prominent slice through the rear fuselage so that the tail could be mounted on the restaurant roof). Fortunately it was dismantled and moved by road in November 2014 to the super Múzeum Letectva Košice where it is now on display.
This 743 was delivered to South Afican in May 1983 and served with the airline until January 2004. It then went to Air Atlanta Icelandic as TF-ARU and was sub-leased to various operators before finally being scrapped at Manston in November 2013.
This A300 was originally delivered to Eastern as N228EA in December 1982. It was sub-leased by Pegasus from Carnival from May until November 1996 and it ended up flying with quite a few airlines before freighter conversion, and a seconf life, in March 1998. The frame was eventually scrapped at Greensboro, NC sometime after October 2009.
Argentinian 707s were fairly regular visitors to GLA in the mid- to late 1970s in connection with their Type 42 destroyers (?) being built on the Clyde. C-130s also used to visit occasionally to pick up spares and engines for their Canberra fleet from Rolls-Royce. The serial and date given are not confirmed but appear to be most likely. T-01 was re-registered TC-91 sometime in 1977 and only later was the serial painted in large letters on the forward, lower fuselage.
The basic Su-25 model was used as the basis for a commercial export variant, known as the Su-25K (Komercheskiy). A total of 180 Su-25K aircraft were built built at Factory 31 in Tbilisi, Georgia between 1984 and 1989. The Slovak Air Force received 12 Su-25Ks and one Su-25UBK following the dissolution of Czechoslovakia. The aircraft were based at the Slovak 33rd Air Base in Malacky-Kuchyna with this example now being on display at the super Múzeum Letectva Košice
This Yak-40 was delivered to the Czechoslovakian Govt. in December 1974 and transferred to the Slovaks on 1st January 1993 (although it had been and continued to be operated, at least in part, by Tatra Air). It was placed onto the Slovak register in April 1994 and finally wfu sometime after January 2015 and placed on display at the wonderful Múzeum Letectva Košice in December 2016.
This 154 was delivered to the Czechoslovakian Govt. in May 1989, transferred over to the Slovaks on 1st January 1993 and placed onto the Slovak register in April 1994. It spent 4,5 years at the Aviakor factory in Samara awaiting an overhaul that finally started in Spring 2008 with the plane returning to Bratislava in October. Its last flight was on 27th September 2017 from Bratislava to Košice for preservation at the wonderful Múzeum Letectva Košice.
This 762 was delivered to Aeromaritime in July 1990 and then went to Air France just over a year later. It was leased by Balkan from April 1992 until January 1999, after which time it flew with El Al as 4X-EAE. The frame was wfu on 17th May 2013, ferried to and stored at TUP before being eventually scrapped.
The Slovak Air and Air Defense Forces inherited 18 Su-22M4 and three Su-22UM3K aircraft from Czechoslovakia in 1993. Some were later sold to Angola while rest of the fleet was grounded and are being used for ground instruction or museum exhibits, such as this example now on display at the super Múzeum Letectva Košice.