The 30 Year-Old Airline That's Never Flown

Publicat pe 21 mar. 2019
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    • fake video, 80% of all info given here is fake. It was a NWA plane for starters.

    • Half as Airworthy huh? I guess your only going to buy Boeing 737 Max planes then?

    • wendover guy = subscribe

    • +Michael Kite you mean eye sis?

    • As in not from That Wikipedia List?

  • Islip is pronounced like I-slip with the I sounding like eye

  • The red at the beginning made me think: *COMMUNISM*

  • Gee, those exclusive air rights to USSR ought to have cash value. Couldn't have they sold these to, you know, an ACTUAL airline? If USSR wouldn't acknowledge the right to sell, they could have had an established airline do it as a "code share" of sorts.

  • It’s pronounced ice-lip not is-lip

  • 1:36 the plane that ran out of fuel

  • just walk

  • Soooooo they got 30 year advanced deliveries of 737 MAX8s?

  • Stealing money from the wealthy, and no prosecution for this long. Investors must be foreign.

  • I'm going to (eventually) have their planes flying above my house, I only live like 10 miles from Stewart...

  • just wanted to let you know as a native Long Islander, the town is pronounced EYE-slip, not ISS-lip...don’t feel bad though, virtually every town on Long Island is some form of Native American language. it IS pretty damn funny to watch visitors/tourists who have never been here before try to pronounce town names like Ronkonkoma 😂

  • 1:09 Brooklyn Nine-Nine? 😂

  • That’s not how you say Islip

  • Soooooo, Baltia is a money laundering scheme?

  • I thought this was Wendover productions for a sec

  • Islip is actually pronounced ice-lip instead of is-lip. Its small but it bugs me because I actually live in Islip. Hope this helps

  • baltia states

  • Wendover sure loves his planes, doesnt he? If you think you like planes as much as he does, though, I strongly recommend subscribing to this channel: @

  • I got worried and thought normal airlines flew

  • I honestly hate airplanes so I won’t be stepping on any airplanes at all regardless of how it looks.

  • It’s not Islip. It’s I S L I P

  • Cathay Pacific should buy the airline XD

  • Baltia had their 747 parked at Willow Run Airport in Ypsilanti, MI for years. It was only about a year ago the plane was flown out to who know where.

  • Had to check and make sure this wasn’t uploaded on April 1 because it was so unreal. 😂

  • so anyone know whats the name of the background music between 0:00 - 2:00

  • In new york, not Near new york. you know that whole state above new york city. 4:18

  • I lost it when he said : Metal cylinder organism transport business ... Lmao

  • Filling a 747 on that route is not difficult but it would need to be a split of passengers and cargo.

  • It’s Islip (ice-lip) not Islip (is-lip). I’m from Islip and I have not heard that kind of pronunciation before lol

  • I'd still rather fly Baltia than Malaysian Airlines

  • love you HAI, at 3:35 it’s pronounced ice-lip.

  • That transition to the sponsor was so smooth.

  • When you're sitting there waiting for the joke to end, but it keeps going.

  • I literally had to fly from St Petersburg to JFK 2 weeks ago and had to do it through Moscow with almost 180 degrees turn there

  • When you're the CIA, and have millions to launder, you'd do the same.

  • 0:32 Slavic squat !!

  • Their logo is a chicken, a bird that doesn’t fly...Genius!

  • Dot ComCordski We have no revenue, but we are going public. The only thing flying is your money into a black hole... and our management fees. I wonder how much they took in from government funding.

  • Nah, ill use nordvpn

  • It’s pronounced EYEslip

  • I live in Riga.

  • safest Airline ever

  • Having been born in Trenton an currently living in the same county, I'm hurt that the only time an airline other than frontier wanted to fly to Trenton only did it because of the T in their name.

  • I would invest in ur airline

  • It's not "IZ-lip," it's pronounced "I slip."

  • Hard "I" in Islip. eye-slip.

  • #Hai

  • half as airworthiness... that was awesome!

  • ICE-lip, not IS-lip

  • They fucking Keysersoze their flight routes

  • Most ridiculous example of selling planes cheap when no one wants to buy them in an era where super jumbo jets like the a380 and 747 simply arent profitable is when a chinese seller who couldnt afford to upkeep the jet sold a 747 for 10 usd. not ten million, not ten thousand, just ten. ten bucks. one-zero. The company that the chinese airline sold to broke the plane down and sold the engines for 7 million each. ludicrous.

  • What is their logo? A chicken? They don't fly either.

  • its pronounced eye-slip not ee-slip


  • I know why they never flew there logo is a chicken one of the birds that can't fly

  • Talk about carpatho ukraine!! The country that lasted 13 hours

  • Islip is literally pronounce as {I Slip}

  • whats the difference between hai and Wendover productions

  • Half as Wendover

  • Janet airlines is better

  • "Half as Airworthy" I chuckled for a while

  • I flew into Stewart International yesterday. Comically small international airport

  • Trump own it??? Flus to his favorite spots! In 1st Class the Stewardess PEE on you!!!

  • another airline that hasn't flew a single commerical flight is AL MAHA

  • This is the least important comment ever: I live on Long Island near Islip, and it's pronounced Eye-slip, not Iz-lip. Again, this is not important. Nobody should care about Long Island

  • Seems like this has much more of a Bill Wurz feel. Although he is great, think your previous videos are spot on with humour already :)

  • Meanwhile I start a legitimate business and can’t find a dollar and have to close it down. Give me money. I dont even need that much. Just a third of what a used 747 costs.

  • Long Island native here. Small correction in pronunciation- I SLIP, like as if it were two legitimate words.

  • I'm from long island new york and Islip is pronounced "ICE-lip"

  • I don't know if this is still true or not. I remember years ago hearing about a shipping company that transferred packages from one airport to another for air shipping. But because of rules at the time they had to register as a airline like UPS and FedEx to be able to carry the cargo. Even though they never had any airplanes themselves.

  • An airline company with no planes. Think of that.

  • I actually sent my Resume to this company several years ago to be an Aircraft Dispatcher in their Flight Operation Center which was going to be located in Ypsilanti, Mi (Willow Run Airport KYIP) (of course there was no response) The 747's they leased was painted and stored up at Kalitta Air's main maintenance base in Oscoda, MI (KOSC). They have since been broken up and sold for scrap metal.

  • They should just call themselves "Potemkin Airlines".

  • The ussr, only country where you have enough room to write ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • "Cool cool cool"🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Islip is pronounced "Ice-lip". Take it from a local; you're making me cringe

  • Important events in the history of the Soviet Union: Freedom Communism Man with silly mustache tries to take over the world Cold war Freedom Death.

  • Don't worry guy we'll fly somewhere someday

  • 737 max spotted at 1:40

  • What "basically" means please, im french so my english is...bad

  • "iTs eYE-sLiP nOt iS-LiP"

  • I live about 15 minutes from Islip and it is pronounced “I-SLIP” not “Is-Lip” and that little airport could never support commercial aircraft, even though recently it got told it “could”

  • the Obaika Racing of Airlines

  • Why is there a chicken?

  • Cool Cool Cool no doubt no doubt no doubt


  • Wendover Productions would like to know your location.

  • Are you the guy from Wendover Productions?

  • The cou is the war of Chechnya What a brutal horrific time

  • "Half As Airworthy" is an airline I would fly on. As long as they meet FAA minimums, it would still be pretty safe, and the tongue in cheek factor is epic. 🤣

  • Hmm something like a safe haven for money laundering seems more in order as to why this happened. Is this someone's thesis or what?

  • A rooster as a company logo? I wouldn’t feel very confidant flying on one of their planes! Also, just FYI - the plural of boys is boys. Not boyses.

  • What kind of cartoonish/childish subpar type narration is this shyt? I stopped listening after 44sec

  • Reminds me of The Lord's Airline, a Christian/ Observant Jewish charter service that would have flown from Miami to Israel. By 1987 their only plane was an engineless hulk in a forgotten corner of MIA.

  • The reason of Soviet Coup is because the Soviet Union almost become an US Puppet since Gorbachev came to power.

  • On videos about Islip, NY do people repeatedly complain about how it’s pronounced? Asking for a friend.

  • hi

  • Starting to sound a little like Bill Wurtz and Sam O’Nella with the comical interjections.

  • its not a airline , call it as groundline.

  • Good try but you say Islip "eye - slip " not "is-lip". Still one of the better ways I've heard a longisland town name said.