An-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3952 posts, RR: 36 Posted (11 years 11 months 2 days ago) and read 5547 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.
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Atomother From United States of America, joined May 1999, 440 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5203 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.
JeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (11 years 11 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5179 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.
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 5106 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.
Nosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (11 years 11 months 4 hours ago) and read 5097 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...
: "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
: 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
: 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
: 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
: Yeah, sounds like the Volga-Dnepr that you saw, Mark
: 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