The 30 Year-Old Airline That's Never Flown

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    1. Half as Interesting

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      1. solarflere

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

      2. Ushio01

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

      3. Psittac20

        wendover guy = subscribe

      4. SGG

        +Michael Kite you mean eye sis?

      5. denelson83

        As in not from That Wikipedia List?

    2. the.abhiram.r

      you should colab with wendover productions tho...

    3. Michael L

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

    4. Kirblue-

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

      1. the.abhiram.r

        yeah no shit 😂

    5. bcubed72

      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.

    6. Lord Toxicity

      It’s pronounced ice-lip not is-lip

    7. Singapore Response

      1:36 the plane that ran out of fuel

    8. Roman Barnes

      just walk

    9. Tom McGlone

      Soooooo they got 30 year advanced deliveries of 737 MAX8s?

    10. Klint Maurer

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

    11. Electric Boogaloo

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

    12. Zach Brown

      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 😂

    13. Zach Brown

      1:09 Brooklyn Nine-Nine? 😂

    14. Balistic 120

      That’s not how you say Islip

    15. The Mad Gentleman

      Soooooo, Baltia is a money laundering scheme?

    16. Rami Hamzeh

      I thought this was Wendover productions for a sec

    17. James Latini

      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

    18. _jeff _

      baltia states

    19. Coby Explanes

      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: @

    20. MatryoNihon

      I got worried and thought normal airlines flew

    21. Chronically Vlogging

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

    22. RG Firebuff607

      It’s not Islip. It’s I S L I P

    23. Typical Mapping

      Cathay Pacific should buy the airline XD

    24. Jim Lyons

      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.

    25. Audrey Nguyen

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

    26. mo mo

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

    27. Srafa Orasp

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

    28. Rohan Shekhawat

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

    29. MyTech

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

    30. 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

    31. Miguel Dominic

      I'd still rather fly Baltia than Malaysian Airlines

    32. James

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

    33. Bob McBob

      That transition to the sponsor was so smooth.

    34. Heckin Memes

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

    35. ShadowTheAge

      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

    36. Happy Days

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

    37. anonymous D

      0:32 Slavic squat !!

    38. HomesteadOC

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

    39. Kevin Moore

      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.

    40. Clint Whalley

      Nah, ill use nordvpn

    41. Jewmanjones

      It’s pronounced EYEslip

    42. Kārlis Vorslavs

      I live in Riga.

    43. Daniel Smith

      safest Airline ever

    44. macaron3141592653

      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.

    45. Real Ganstas

      I would invest in ur airline

    46. Bruce Schneider

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

    47. Dennis Farrell

      Hard "I" in Islip. eye-slip.

    48. Loel Azarcon


    49. gerald talley

      half as airworthiness... that was awesome!

    50. David Plass

      ICE-lip, not IS-lip

    51. Deathless

      They fucking Keysersoze their flight routes

    52. wambachju

      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.

    53. hokkaidodaze

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

      1. the.abhiram.r

        wait a minute...

    54. JupiterRising

      its pronounced eye-slip not ee-slip

    55. Dainiel Maldo


    56. Luqi Majam

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

    57. Loren5

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

    58. ed tomaselli

      Islip is literally pronounce as {I Slip}

    59. Mason Hornbuckle

      whats the difference between hai and Wendover productions

    60. Southwick Specials

      Half as Wendover

    61. steamfans

      Janet airlines is better

    62. Eric Sjöström

      "Half as Airworthy" I chuckled for a while

    63. Jamct97

      I flew into Stewart International yesterday. Comically small international airport

    64. David Boudreau

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

    65. Sivan10

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

    66. 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

    67. Inigo Moore

      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 :)

    68. Travis Newton

      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.

    69. jtn2002

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

    70. MrSuperpiff4

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

    71. E Robinson

      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.

    72. Jasper L. Ferini

      An airline company with no planes. Think of that.

    73. Aaron Harvey

      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.

    74. Carl Ewen-Lewis

      They should just call themselves "Potemkin Airlines".

    75. sibtain ali

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

    76. Nomad Equipment

      "Cool cool cool"🤣🤣🤣🤣

    77. Harrison Balduf

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

    78. Blue-Maned Hawk

      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.

    79. Jacob Banerjee

      Don't worry guy we'll fly somewhere someday

    80. geet gupta

      737 max spotted at 1:40

    81. Cayde-6

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

    82. Trap Daddy

      "iTs eYE-sLiP nOt iS-LiP"

    83. ZuroxTV

      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”

    84. jabber1990

      the Obaika Racing of Airlines

    85. Kevin R

      Why is there a chicken?

    86. zZAZzIL

      Cool Cool Cool no doubt no doubt no doubt

    87. applegate96


    88. Nelson S

      Wendover Productions would like to know your location.

    89. TricaGamer

      Are you the guy from Wendover Productions?

    90. 고등 지능 ODINS trash

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

    91. Brandon Taitano

      "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. 🤣

    92. jason morgan

      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?

    93. Robin Auras

      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.

    94. Sprat-Lane

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

    95. Paul Cooper

      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.

    96. TheSovietComrade

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

    97. Mitch Winder

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

    98. Darksoft


    99. Come On

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


      its not a airline , call it as groundline.