March 11, 2014
In this AirlineHobby.com DVD feature, airline videographer Henry Tenby takes us for a January, 1995, round-trip flight between Budapest and Prague, aboard Malev Tu-143 HA-LBR. Malev’s Tupolev Tu-134s were retired shortly thereafter, and this DVD presents the viewer with the ultimate onboard experience of flying on this classic Russian short-haul jetliner. Seated in the back row for both Tupolev Tu134 flights, where the engine noise is at its loudest, you’ll also sample Malev’s onboard service, and visit the flight-deck. The Tupolev Tu134’s howling Solovyev D-30 turbofan engines provide a truly magnificent flight experience. A music to the ears, which no current-day western aircraft can compete with!