Alessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1321 times:
So what´s your favorite Antonov (people you have nothing else to say than,
"none", please don´t post).
Mine is the An-225, amazing size, I would love to put GE/RR engines on this bird and see how big difference it would make....
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
I'm a fan of their new developments including the AN70, 140, and the new RJ program....But of course the 225 is an amazing airplane. I have read in an international cargo magazine that an AN124-300 is in the development stages, and it will include western engines and avionics...This aircraft will be quite an leap forward for Antonov...
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
Ln-kgl From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 947 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1242 times:
My favorite Antonov is the An-22! First and only time I've seen one live was on May 25th this year at Schiphol. You'll find one of the photos I took that day here http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=39947. The spot this was taken from is at the end of Aalsmeerderweg, when the Antonov was about to enter apron S in front of the Matrinair Cargo building. More photos of the An-22 and the trip report from Schiphol, you can find here http://www.plane-spotter.com/Reports/index.htm
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7918 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1211 times:
My favorite Antonov-designed plane: the An-124 Ruslan. The Ukrainian government has been very happy the An-124's are earning lots of hard currency revenues for carrying outsized cargo all over the world on behalf of companies like Air Foyle HeavyLift. It's getting quite mundane to see Volga-Dnepr An-124's parked on the ramp at Moffett Federal Airfield in Mountain View, CA.
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1194 times:
Forgot to mention.. since someone already has a thread on it- would it be possible to ever ride on an AN-124 inflight? I'm assuming not in the states since they have to get DOT approval for a "one time freight flight" and all that.. I wonder how much it would cost if you could do it somewhere else in the world...
Antonovman, are you reading this? (want to thank you again too if you're the crewmember that showed me around the Richmond to Bismarck charter on June 7th)
SILVERSTREAK From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 281 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
I live in the San Francisco and occasionally see a An-124 at Moffett Field. It is owned by the Antonov Bureau. I don't know what it does there, but it is impressive sitting there bigger than everything! My favorite Antonov? That's hard for me to say, but I'd have to say the An-24. Rough and tough, they all just keep goin' on and on. I thought I'd read somewhere that an An-22 was going to be put back in service! That would be something to see!