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The Vodka Burner Is Rolling

By johnboy 9 January 2010 12

This is a bit of a corker that’s been pointed out to us. It’s a Ilyushin Il-76 heavy lifter (allegedly with the legendary pilot “Ivan UseTheFknLot” at the stick) making maximum use of the tarmac at Canberra Airport in 2008.

The footage appears to have been shot from the control tower and features so very amusing commentary from the shocked air controllers.

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Maxxiz 11:36 am 12 Jan 10

Thats awesome, who cares if its a repost 🙂

Ivan76 3:33 pm 11 Jan 10

I first saw this clip on my induction to Airservices Australia which was almost 4 years ago now and yes it is from the control tower.

Any more old clips to be featured as the main story on Riot Act??

2 girls one cup maybe!!

Skidbladnir 9:33 am 11 Jan 10

I think this is the third time I’ve seen this on RiotaCT as a featured video. 🙁

H1NG0 8:29 am 11 Jan 10

This has been around for yonks. Great video though. I think the airstrip was extended since this.

Mordd 6:47 pm 10 Jan 10

why is this the featured article if its such old news?

andym 11:29 am 10 Jan 10

Yes – been around a while. I believe circa 2000, middle of summer and fully loaded with charity donations / supplies.

Anna Key 10:33 am 10 Jan 10

Maybe it wanted to visit Tralee

DodgyBoys 8:38 am 10 Jan 10


takahe 8:53 pm 09 Jan 10

Well. There’s more runway now, isn’t there? COME BACK!

Awesome. (Aircraft nerd over here.)

basketcase 2:55 pm 09 Jan 10

There are a few videos of the Ruskies using the entire runway before lift off. It seems to be their speciality. See for example

The most logical reason postulated that fits with the Russian mentality is that they are paying for the full length of the runway, so they will use it!

Adza 1:44 pm 09 Jan 10

That clip has been around for long time… WELL before 2008. Note there’s no buildings built around the airport… Brindabella Park doesn’t even exist so it’s longer than 18-24 months ago.

And yes, it was posted on The RiotACT a long time ago…

Gungahlin Al 10:46 am 09 Jan 10

I’m sure they’re used to taking off from grass airstrips…

(I think this was posted here at the time.)

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