The 30 Year-Old Airline That's Never Flown

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  • Half as Interesting
    Half as Interesting  Month ago +560

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    • solarflere
      solarflere 5 days ago

      fake video, 80% of all info given here is fake. It was a NWA plane for starters.

    • Ushio01
      Ushio01 Month ago

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

    • Psittac20
      Psittac20 Month ago

      wendover guy = subscribe

    • SGG
      SGG Month ago

      +Michael Kite you mean eye sis?

    • denelson83
      denelson83 Month ago

      As in not from That Wikipedia List?

  • Michael L
    Michael L Day ago

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

  • Kirblue-
    Kirblue- 2 days ago

    The red at the beginning made me think:


  • bcubed72
    bcubed72 5 days ago

    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.

  • Lord Toxicity
    Lord Toxicity 5 days ago

    It’s pronounced ice-lip not is-lip

  • Singapore Response
    Singapore Response 9 days ago

    1:36 the plane that ran out of fuel

  • Roman Barnes
    Roman Barnes 9 days ago +1

    just walk

  • Tom McGlone
    Tom McGlone 9 days ago

    Soooooo they got 30 year advanced deliveries of 737 MAX8s?

  • Klint Maurer
    Klint Maurer 13 days ago

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

  • Electric Boogaloo
    Electric Boogaloo 14 days ago

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

  • Zach Brown
    Zach Brown 15 days ago

    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 😂

  • Zach Brown
    Zach Brown 15 days ago

    1:09 Brooklyn Nine-Nine? 😂

  • Balistic 120
    Balistic 120 17 days ago

    That’s not how you say Islip

  • The Mad Gentleman
    The Mad Gentleman 18 days ago

    Soooooo, Baltia is a money laundering scheme?

  • Rami Hamzeh
    Rami Hamzeh 18 days ago

    I thought this was Wendover productions for a sec

  • James Latini
    James Latini 18 days ago

    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

  • _jeff _
    _jeff _ 19 days ago

    baltia states

  • Coby Explanes
    Coby Explanes 19 days ago

    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: @

  • MatryoNihon
    MatryoNihon 20 days ago

    I got worried and thought normal airlines flew

  • Chronically Vlogging
    Chronically Vlogging 20 days ago

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

  • RG Firebuff607
    RG Firebuff607 20 days ago

    It’s not Islip. It’s I S L I P

  • Typical Mapping
    Typical Mapping 20 days ago

    Cathay Pacific should buy the airline XD

  • Jim Lyons
    Jim Lyons 20 days ago

    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.

  • Audrey Nguyen
    Audrey Nguyen 20 days ago +1

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

  • mo mo
    mo mo 21 day ago

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

  • Srafa Orasp
    Srafa Orasp 21 day ago

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

  • Rohan Shekhawat
    Rohan Shekhawat 21 day ago +1

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

  • MyTech
    MyTech 22 days ago

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

  • Jasey Rae’s Cosplays

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

  • Miguel Dominic
    Miguel Dominic 22 days ago

    I'd still rather fly Baltia than Malaysian Airlines

  • James
    James 23 days ago

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

  • Bob McBob
    Bob McBob 23 days ago +2

    That transition to the sponsor was so smooth.

  • Heckin Memes
    Heckin Memes 23 days ago

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

  • ShadowTheAge
    ShadowTheAge 23 days ago

    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

  • Happy Days
    Happy Days 23 days ago +1

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

  • anonymous D
    anonymous D 24 days ago +1

    0:32 Slavic squat !!

  • HomesteadOC
    HomesteadOC 24 days ago

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

  • Kevin Moore
    Kevin Moore 25 days ago

    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.

  • Clint Whalley
    Clint Whalley 26 days ago

    Nah, ill use nordvpn

  • Jewmanjones
    Jewmanjones 26 days ago

    It’s pronounced EYEslip

  • Kārlis Vorslavs
    Kārlis Vorslavs 26 days ago

    I live in Riga.

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith 26 days ago

    safest Airline ever

  • macaron3141592653
    macaron3141592653 26 days ago

    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.

  • Real Ganstas
    Real Ganstas 26 days ago

    I would invest in ur airline

  • Bruce Schneider
    Bruce Schneider 26 days ago

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

  • Dennis Farrell
    Dennis Farrell 26 days ago

    Hard "I" in Islip. eye-slip.

  • Loel Azarcon
    Loel Azarcon 26 days ago


  • gerald talley
    gerald talley 26 days ago

    half as airworthiness... that was awesome!

  • David Plass
    David Plass 26 days ago

    ICE-lip, not IS-lip

  • Deathless
    Deathless 26 days ago

    They fucking Keysersoze their flight routes

  • wambachju
    wambachju 27 days ago

    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.

  • hokkaidodaze
    hokkaidodaze 27 days ago +35

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

  • JupiterRising
    JupiterRising 27 days ago

    its pronounced eye-slip not ee-slip

  • Dainiel Maldo
    Dainiel Maldo 27 days ago


  • Luqi Majam
    Luqi Majam 27 days ago

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

  • Loren5
    Loren5 28 days ago

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

  • ed tomaselli
    ed tomaselli 29 days ago

    Islip is literally pronounce as {I Slip}

  • Mason Hornbuckle
    Mason Hornbuckle 29 days ago

    whats the difference between hai and Wendover productions

  • Southwick Specials
    Southwick Specials 29 days ago

    Half as Wendover

  • steamfans
    steamfans 29 days ago

    Janet airlines is better

  • Eric Sjöström
    Eric Sjöström 29 days ago

    "Half as Airworthy"
    I chuckled for a while

  • Jamct97
    Jamct97 29 days ago

    I flew into Stewart International yesterday. Comically small international airport

  • David Boudreau
    David Boudreau Month ago

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

  • Sivan10
    Sivan10 Month ago

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

  • Garmaggio Dominations

    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

  • Inigo Moore
    Inigo Moore Month ago

    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 :)

  • Travis Newton
    Travis Newton Month ago

    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.

  • jtn2002
    jtn2002 Month ago

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

  • MrSuperpiff4
    MrSuperpiff4 Month ago

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

  • E Robinson
    E Robinson Month ago +1

    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.

  • Jasper L. Ferini
    Jasper L. Ferini Month ago

    An airline company with no planes. Think of that.

  • Aaron Harvey
    Aaron Harvey Month ago

    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.

  • Carl Ewen-Lewis
    Carl Ewen-Lewis Month ago

    They should just call themselves "Potemkin Airlines".

  • sibtain ali
    sibtain ali Month ago

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

  • Nomad Equipment
    Nomad Equipment Month ago

    "Cool cool cool"🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Harrison Balduf
    Harrison Balduf Month ago

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

  • Blue-Maned Hawk
    Blue-Maned Hawk Month ago

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

  • Jacob Banerjee
    Jacob Banerjee Month ago

    Don't worry guy we'll fly somewhere someday

  • geet gupta
    geet gupta Month ago

    737 max spotted at 1:40

  • Cayde-6
    Cayde-6 Month ago

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

  • Trap Daddy
    Trap Daddy Month ago

    "iTs eYE-sLiP nOt iS-LiP"

  • ZuroxTV
    ZuroxTV Month ago

    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”

  • jabber1990
    jabber1990 Month ago

    the Obaika Racing of Airlines

  • Kevin R
    Kevin R Month ago

    Why is there a chicken?

  • zZAZzIL
    zZAZzIL Month ago

    Cool Cool Cool no doubt no doubt no doubt

  • applegate96
    applegate96 Month ago


  • Nelson S
    Nelson S Month ago

    Wendover Productions would like to know your location.

  • TricaGamer
    TricaGamer Month ago

    Are you the guy from Wendover Productions?

  • 고등 지능 ODINS trash

    The cou is the war of Chechnya

    What a brutal horrific time

  • Brandon Taitano
    Brandon Taitano Month ago

    "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. 🤣

  • jason morgan
    jason morgan Month ago

    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?

  • Robin Auras
    Robin Auras Month ago

    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.

  • Sprat-Lane
    Sprat-Lane Month ago

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

  • Paul Cooper
    Paul Cooper Month ago

    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.

  • TheSovietComrade
    TheSovietComrade Month ago

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

  • Mitch Winder
    Mitch Winder Month ago

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

  • Darksoft
    Darksoft Month ago


  • Come On
    Come On Month ago

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

    DTH FRESH FOOD Month ago +1

    its not a airline , call it as groundline.

  • Thomas Schulz
    Thomas Schulz Month ago

    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.