Myt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 8332 times:
Hey guys and gals (Lew),
I got word from OLY720man, in the Manchester UK News 7 thread, that the AN225 was coming to MAN this afternoon so I made the mad dash down to the airport to go and see this beast of an aircraft.
Anywho, I didn't have my DSLR with me but I got a few pics that I can share now. Of course, expect to see a hundred decent photo's in a few hours/days but for now, three of mine plus a video I made with my little camera!
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 18, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7432 times:
oh cock. thats too early. It would mean having to fly up tonight to see it, which would then mean a hotel room, or if I drove I would have to leave in the early hours of the AM !!!.
Umm decisions decisions - do I really want to see it that much that I would drag my lazy a$$ out of bed in the middle of the night to drive over 200 miles.........umm. I'll have a think about it today.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
Dougloid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7329 times:
You guys are in for a treat when you get to see that big iron mutha. It came here in the middle nineties along with one of the four engined jobs, they were carrying some equipment for a rebar mill that IPSCO was building up in the northeast corner of the state. Apparently it was from an Austrian mill and it was reconditioned over there.
I was sitting at home when I heard what sounded like the biggest washing machine ever invented loaded with scrap iron going overhead. I knew what it was immediately and as I headed for the door a shadow blocked out the sun and I saw its underbelly going over the house. Later on i went down to the airport and it was parked out by the UPS terminal on the south side. I did not have a camera, dammit.
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (8 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 7314 times:
Quoting Myt332 (Reply 15): Well I think it's leaving on 03OCT and I have an interview so probably not, otherwise I'd be over there. Even if I finish early I doubt I can go traipsing through the woods in a suit!
Go ahead and tell your interviewer about the AN225, I know they will understand... I expect you at the end of the runway..No excuses, play like a champion