ILYUSHIN IL-76 using almost the full Runway for DEPARTURE + Sunrise LANDING
ILYUSHIN IL-76 using almost the full Runway for DEPARTURE + Sunrise LANDING This Ilyushin IL76 of Volga Dnepr Airlines operated a special cargo charter flight from Düsseldorf to Russia and although I expected a fast and powerful rotation which is quite normal for the Il76 with modern engines the aircraft remained on the ground for quite a long time. Sadly the Ilyushin departed with a delay of almost 1 hour which resulted in a departure without sunlight. The Atc controlers even had to tell the IL76 crew to hurry up cause 5 minutes after the departure the airport would have been closed for departures.
I also filmed the arrival of the IL76 in the early morning hours around 06:10am. The sun just appeared behind the clouds which caused this interesting sunrise effect. The silhouette of the IL76 during sunrise is quite impressive.
I also included a few other airplanes I filmed during the morning and evening hours. Traffic is slowly returning to normality and especially during the summer holidays we can see plenty of charter flights to holiday destinations. Quite nice to see Düsseldorf Airport come back to life after several months without the normale traffic.