This post is made just to invite you to discover Russia on IF!
Since I was born in Russia, (I don’t live there anymore) I like to fly there. I’ve noticed that it is a very unpopular region to fly in. Sometimes there are IFATC events, but not to often. There are usually 2-3 planes flying to the country’s largest airports.
I think that people are scared of Russia in real life, since this country may seem very unfriendly and strange. But actually, there are many cool airports and regions you can fly in. For example, Moscow airports are close to the city, so there are many interesting and difficult approaches ment to avoid flying over the downtown.
I think, it would be really great if more people would fly to Russia from times to times, since there’s not only the Expert Server and people might fly there more often and host ATC in this region to make it a little bit more alive.
I know, that flying in popular countries is more funny, but for the people who like exploring new places and love feeling themselves like local pilots (I don’t know if I am the only one imagining that), Russia is a cool choice.
Unfortunately, there are not many Russian liveries and airlines available on IF, but there are some of them. Maybe some people might not even know that those airlines were Russian. I list all of the liveries below and write some information about the airline, so you can know a bit more:
-Aeroflot - the largest national airline. The only national airline to fly over the ocean. Liveries on IF: A320, A330, B77W/-300, B739 and evening the A350. In real life also has B738, A321 and the Russian made SU95.
-S7 - is the second largest airline, btw it’s private! It’s more based on regional flights, but also provides some international flights. On IF has only the A319 livery, but in real life it has all the A320 family (except the A318) and the gorgeous B738. It was the first airline in Russia to have the A320Neo and the A321Neo
-UT-Air - recently a big airline, but some years ago was nearly bankrupt. During it’s best times, It was specified on very high quality regional flights. Has CRJ-200 on IF.
-Yakutia - is the Eastern airline, based in Siberia, provides regional short-haul flights. Has the Dash-8 on IF.
-Nordwind - the largest Russian low-cost airline. Provides the most popular touristic directions. Has the brand new B77W on IF. In real life also has A320s, B737s and B757s.
Of course, there’s are much more airlines, but those are the only existing on IF, so now you can try flying them.
Thank you for reading! I hope you will like to explore Russia! Good landings to everyone!