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AN-124 In Denver (KDEN)  
User currently offlineMdundon From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 41 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2730 times:

I flew into Denver on 23-05 and flew back home on 24-05. On both days, I spotted an AN-124 on the field. Do any of you Denver-based guys know why it was/is there and were there any pictures taken?

Thanks,

Michael

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User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2714 times:

Polet or Volga operate the Antonovs. They look awesome

User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2711 times:

It was Volga today if I saw correctly. I know they were here previously hauling rockets for Lockheed-Martin. There are pics in the database of the AN-124 being loaded here.


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User currently offlineMdundon From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2677 times:

Thanks guys. I looked at the DB to see if anything was uploaded in the last few days. When I arrived on 23-05, a major thunderstorm had just passed through, and I could see that the AN-124 was taxiing amongst the backed-up traffic. I thought that it was leaving (and stuck around for a while to see if it did), but it was still there this afternoon. Just seeing it made may day--the vertical stabilizer is enormous....

Regards,

Michael


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 2):
I know they were here previously hauling rockets for Lockheed-Martin. There are pics in the database of the AN-124 being loaded here.

Sadly, the An-124's days visiting DEN are probably numbered as Lockheed Martin is shutting down its facility here, and production of the rockets is being moved to a plant in Decatur, Alabama...

Greg



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User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2648 times:

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 4):
Sadly, the An-124's days visiting DEN are probably numbered as Lockheed Martin is shutting down its facility here, and production of the rockets is being moved to a plant in Decatur, Alabama...

Greg, was that the only purpose of the AN-124's in DEN? Any other "clients" here besides Lockheed-Martin?

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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2600 times:

Quoting WorldXplorer (Reply 5):

Greg, was that the only purpose of the AN-124's in DEN? Any other "clients" here besides Lockheed-Martin?

To my knowledge they are the only one...could be wrong though...

Greg



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User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Nope, Lockheed was the only reason the AN-124 visited DEN.

We also had a Cargolux freighter come in once carrying luxury cars, but I don't know if that was a one time deal or if it'll happen again. Hopefully it comes in again, cause I botched my shots the last time it came in  banghead 


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