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An-124 At DEN Tomorrow.  
User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4833 times:

Ok, guys, here's the deal. Today, we already had Antonov 124; it sits at the usual spot, but it's faced North. The reason is, that on 06/10/04, we'll have both Volga Dnepr and Polet at the same time! I will be nailing them from the ramp; I hope you guys can make it out there and nail them both from outside. Oh, and by the way - Polet's registration is RA-82077, and Volga Dnepr is coming at around 10 am.

Alex.


Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4572 times:

Cool Alex... thanks for the heads up!

User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4567 times:

Question: Is Volga Dnepr the name of one specific AN-124? If that is the case then I have actually photographed it myself.  Smile

Just thought I'd point it out... Big grin

Thom@s



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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4566 times:

Alex

Flytecomm.com has it at:

San Diego, CA Volga-Dnepr 4806 11:07 AM Planned

35L/R in for arrivals...

-Jeff


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4557 times:

Thanks, Jeff, I'll be on the inside and I'll see what I can do  Big grin

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4542 times:

I assume these birds don't stay much more than one day if that?

Also - does anyone know why they seem to come in to DEN pretty consistently?

Regards

[Edited 2004-06-10 20:05:55]


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

Who are those guys anyway??



 Big grin
Jeff


User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 4530 times:

Why I do believe that looks like our very own Alex Kroychik (on the right)

That must have been fun



User currently offlineClickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9654 posts, RR: 68
Reply 8, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4525 times:
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nothing like high noon sun

User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4518 times:

Can't help but notice that the other guy looks like a younger unbadged brother? Looks like you guys had fun though!

I just watched it from the tower, taxi between B and C and takeoff on 34R. It rotated VERY early... Must have been empty or close to it.

Is that a lav truck Alex?



User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4515 times:

Indeed, it was my unbadged brother and we were near the lav truck. I kept threatening to put some rubber gloves on Vitaly's head  Big thumbs up, and yes, we did have a lot of fun. Pics will be in the queue shortly.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4506 times:

That is awesome you got to do that. Ive been out at the fuel farms a few times when 747s landed and it is amazing to be that close. Very fun stuff!

Did anyone give you a hard time and question you guys about being out there?

I'm jealous! Can't wait to see the pics! Too bad the queue is sooo long it will take weeks probably to get them through!


User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 12, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4500 times:

Tim,

We were escorted out there by a certain individual  Big grin, plus, I am badged, so it would have never been a big deal anyway. Now I'll know the schedule and post it for everyone in DEN to see!

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4496 times:

Unbadged???

HAH! ...yeah, well, you guys are right...

It was kind of nerv-racking because of the possibility of being caught...

Oh well, I had fun, except for the nasty Lav truck gloves...

One of my pics came out FLAWLESS! That picture looks like it was taken with a nice 1,500 Camera (10D) and some L glass, none of that I have...

(I use a Sony F707)

Pics will be up as soon as the screeners get to them...



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4489 times:

Well, as far as I know there is nothing wrong with you being escorted out there. As long as you are with your escort there shouldn't be a problem. Also as long as you don't cross the "active" line out there you are fine too.

The only time I have ever had any problems inside the fence was when Bush was here and when the F-16s were here last summmer. Other than that, if you are badged you should be fine as long as you dont get on the taxiways/runways.

The thing is though, as we all know, DIA has a way of changing the rules when they feel fit to do so.


User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4481 times:

Generally how long do the Volga Dnepr An-124's stay for?

There is one in Calgary right now, and I always miss them arriving and departing.



Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

Look at the size of the director ! Yikes. It was fun, but the light sucked...




-Jeff


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4467 times:

Awesome pic Jeff!

I got mine in the queueueueueueueueueueueueueue right now, so you'll guys see it in a while...

It was a nice combo of the sun, with a white body that gave us some cool reflections! SPOTLESS A/c as well...



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 18, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4465 times:

Thanks Vitaly, can't wait to see those shots from where you were standing! I think I uploaded one of the landing shots, and one other. Personally, I would have preferred either a much earlier, or much later landing. 12 noon is about as bad as it gets light wise.... That is one spotless bird though.

The stats for the AN-124 and C-5:

Contractor: Antonov
Crew: Six
Length: 226 feet, 8 inches
Wingspan: 240 feet, 6 inches
Height: 68 feet, 2 inches

Contractor: Lockheed-Georgia Co.
Crew: Six
Length: 247 feet, 10 inches
Wingspan: 222 feet, 9 inches
Height: 65 feet

I was surprised to see the overal length of the C-5 was that much longer, and only 3 feet shorter, but that extra 9 feet on each wing helps a lot.

-Jeff

[Edited 2004-06-11 06:20:22]

[Edited 2004-06-11 06:22:46]

User currently offlineAtomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4460 times:

I was amazed at how quick it rotated. It was gone right around the 6000' mark. We were taking bets up here in the tower... I lost!

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4424 times:

Tim,

Antonovs usually rotate early, but they climb kinda like A-340 on a hot day  Big grin. Anyway, I think Polet leaves on 16th; I'll try to get more info out of my contacts. Hope to see some more tower shots.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4406 times:

Great pics guys!

I think the DEN-SAN flight with the An-124 has something to do with ferrying defense equipment (something to do with rockets I think) from what I've heard...


Greg



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User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4395 times:

Greg,

The flights don't come from SAN, they come from NZY. Just a friendly correction  Big grin.

Alex.



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4392 times:

The schedules on those things are awful unpredictable, last year RA-82077 sat around YQG for a whole week, only to depart within 15 minutes of another An-124 (that one from ADB), good times, good times... No Ruslans at YQG since.


LY744.



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User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4383 times:

I think the DEN-SAN flight with the An-124 has something to do with ferrying defense equipment (something to do with rockets I think) from what I've heard...

I've heard that too, Greg. If you've seen Bowling for Columbine, Michael Moore mentions that Lockheed Martin ships missile parts from their JeffCo plant to the airport at least once a month. I'm assuming this is at least one reason the An-124's come here...


25 Post contains images USAFHummer : "The flights don't come from SAN, they come from NZY. Just a friendly correction." What's a mile or two across a bay amongst friends? Greg
26 Brick : I was on a United 733 taxiing to runway 25 when I saw this beast holding on runway 34R waiting for departure. Was a little after 4:00pm. Too bad the s
27 F9Widebody : Was that the Volga-Depner plane or the Polet plane Brick? I thought the Polet one was still in DEN - I am out of town until tommorrow so hopefully I c
28 Brick : It was the Volga-Depner one I saw departing off of 34R. At least I believe that's the one...sorry I don't know the Russian aircraft very well. I could
29 DLKAPA : Yeah, sounds like the Volga-Dnepr that you saw, Mark
30 Thom@s : I'll try again: Volga Dnepr is a spesific An-124? We will have a visit from an Antonov 124 tomorrow here, and I think it'll be Volga Dnepr... Thom@s
31 Post contains links and images Zege : Well, no View Large View MediumPhoto © Jeff Miller View Large View MediumPhoto © E.S. / FAP - Finnish Aviation Photography at least two are
32 Vafi88 : I'll try again: Volga Dnepr is a spesific An-124? Volga Dnepr is a Cargo Airline. The Antonov An-124 is an aircraft... Antonov design bureau has An-12
33 Post contains links and images Vafi88 : Thanks Vitaly, can't wait to see those shots from where you were standing! Here you are: View Large View MediumPhoto © Vitaly Kroychik
34 JeffM : Great angle, and a great shot Vitaly! Any others? -Jeff
35 Vafi88 : Jeff - I got that Polet An-124 that I'll end up uploading today or tomorrow, other than that I haven't worked on any other 25 shots that I took of the
36 Post contains images Thom@s : An-124 is an aircraft... yeah thanks, I gathered that much... Ok, then we had a Volga Dnepr An124-100 at the airport yesterday. I got a descent shot o
37 Post contains links and images An-225 : I got a nice welcome home gift from the screeners. View Large View MediumPhoto © Alexander Kroychik More to come, enjoy. Alex.
38 Numloxx : http://home.comcast.net/~jwckmiller/anetstuff/RA82081turnVertxxCustom.jpg Fantastic photo. A An124 is coming to Perth next week. Imagine marshalling t
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