Rkmcswain From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3055 times:
So where does the An-225 fit in terms of being the "largest aircraft" currently flying. If it's not, what is? What was it doing in Houston? When will it be back? How could they spend the money to design this, tool an entire factory, and then only make 1?
HlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3001 times:
**The AN-225 was in GDL to pick up some cargo to Turkey via IAH, it is said that maybe it can come back to return the cargo, but not sure if via IAH.**
It was picking up powerplants for the Army Corps of Engineers. It was at MCO two weeks ago picking up similar equipment. I am assuming that the powerplants will be going to Baghdad eventually but they didnt want to risk flying it into Iraq for fear of it getting shot down.
I spoke with the man who was in charge of the shipping of the equipment and he said that it would be heading to IAH in a couple of weeks then and should be making a return to MCO again sometime late December.
Mattg21iah From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 55 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2902 times:
I saw this morning on flytecomm that it was back and went out there about 12pm and it didn't look like any cargo was being moved. I'm guessing it will be leaving Monday some time. It was definitely worth the drive to see something that huge. It dwarfs the UPS 727 that was next to it. The funny thing is when I got home there was a show on the travel channel talking it.