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Biggest Plane In The World At RDU-now?  
User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14865 times:

WRAL news in the RTP area just reported that the biggest and heaviest plane in the world is in the triangle (RDU)?

What type of plane?
Why is it here?
How long will it be here?

FM III

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User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14849 times:

If they're doing their homework, they mean the An-225. If they're idiots, they mean the A380-800 or even 747-400.


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User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14841 times:

Its a 6 engine plane on its way to Tanzania with a electric power station for delivery.. not A380 nor B747....

User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14842 times:

Its suppose to take off around midnight tonight...Anyone with more details please let me know.. would love to see it. take off.

FM III


User currently offlineN328KF From United States of America, joined May 2004, 6491 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14845 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Reply 2):
Its a 6 engine plane on its way to Tanzania with a electric power station for delivery.. not A380 nor B747....

Oh, General Electric has a major turbine plant (both power systems and aircraft engines) at RDU. I guess that makes sense. 6 engines == An-225 Cossack.



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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14846 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Reply 2):
Its a 6 engine plane on its way to Tanzania with a electric power station for delivery..

Thats the one and only AN-225. Literally... ONE... and only. lol

I think they did complete the second one didn't they?



KPAE via KBVY
User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14825 times:

Ok just checked my DVR its an Antonov 225.

User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14800 times:

Schedule for AN-225:

> 26OCT06 ADB414F 2200 GML SNN 0200/27
> 27OCT06 ADB414F 0500 SNN RDU 1330
> 28OCT06 ADB1414 0100 RDU YQX 0500
> 280CT06 ADB1414 0700 YQX SNN 1100
> 29OCT06 ADB1414 0100 SNN CAI 0630
> 29OCT06 ADB1414 0900 CAI DAR 1430
> 30OCT06 ADB414F 0500 DAR CAI 1030
> 30OCT06 ADB414F 1300 CAI GML 1700


User currently offlinePilottim747 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14768 times:


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User currently offlineKangarooMAN From Ireland, joined May 2006, 127 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 14748 times:

Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
An-225 Cossack.

Last time I checked it was called the AN-225 Mriya Wink  duck 

Roo



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User currently offlineBeech19 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 936 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 14721 times:

Quoting KangarooMAN (Reply 9):
Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
An-225 Cossack.

Last time I checked it was called the AN-225 Mriya

The proper Russian name is Mriya. NATO name for is it Cossack.



KPAE via KBVY
User currently offlineFRAspotter From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2361 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 14680 times:

Quoting Beech19 (Reply 5):
I think they did complete the second one didn't they?

I don't think so. I remember reading that the second one had been under construction since the late 80's or early 90's, but that construction was halted for many years. If it did get finished, don't you think that at least SOMEONE on a.net would have heard about it and started a thread?



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User currently offlineBOE773 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 14610 times:

I doubt if the world will ever see another 6 engined megalifter like the AN225.
Hopefully she remains in service for a long time as I'm a fan of her.
With the engines that are available today, 6 are not needed.


User currently offlineSATX From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2840 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 14581 times:

Quoting Philb (Reply 7):
Schedule for AN-225:

Is there any way for a normal human to get this kind on information easily? It would seem like this guy would really get around, yet if it ever makes it to SAT I don't see how I'll ever know about it.



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User currently offline747hogg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 14419 times:

The plane is a charter to get Queen Latefa and Monique off to a health spa someplace.

User currently offlineCasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4792 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 14093 times:

Well here is the writeup from the News & Observer in Raleigh, with Pics.

AN-225 Lands at RDU



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User currently offlineGo3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3267 posts, RR: 16
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 14002 times:

I'm highly annoyed I couldn't be there to see it. RDU is only a few hours away, but it looks like it would have been tough to get there with the way they reported the traffic trying to get it.


Yay Pudding!
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13198 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13972 times:

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 15):
Well here is the writeup from the News & Observer in Raleigh, with Pics.

AN-225 Lands at RDU

Very good story and pics about this aircarft and it's visit. I didn't realize that being a crew on this aircraft was like being on a water ship, in that you are often away from home for months at a time, doing your job. More amazing is that RDU (at least as to this aircraft) is spotter friendly, especially in this case.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1937 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 13962 times:
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Quoting 747hogg (Reply 14):
The plane is a charter to get Queen Latefa and Monique off to a health spa someplace.

I guess they got the idea after they used it to transport Chris Farley's remains.



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User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13898 times:

Quoting Fbm3rd (Thread starter):
What type of plane?

Look here... http://www.airliners.net/info/stats.main?id=389

Quoting Fbm3rd (Reply 3):
would love to see it. take off.

Watch this... http://www.flightlevel350.com/Aircra...e_Antonov_Aviation_Video-4935.html

 Smile

Rgds.


User currently offline747hogg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13842 times:

Saw this tiny thing at Williams Gateway Airport near Phoenix 2 years ago, it was hauling some giant transformers for the power co. in Phoenix. To say it's big is an understatement! "WTF IS THAT" is what most people say as their jaws drop! Just the most enormous plane that will ever fly, makes the C5-A and 747 on the ramp look normal.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4164 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 13806 times:

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 15):
Well here is the writeup from the News & Observer in Raleigh, with Pics.

The headline reads: Jumbo jet rumbles in to RDU, leaving some dumbfounded.

I guess 'dumbfounded' is probably an apt description for how the media views aviation.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 13711 times:

Quoting KangarooMAN (Reply 9):
Quoting N328KF (Reply 4):
An-225 Cossack.

Last time I checked it was called the AN-225 Mriya

Roo

"Cossack" is its NATO reporting codename (all cargo aircraft have a code beginning with "C")...Mryia ALSO the Ukrainian name; not Russian....


User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 12034 times:

Quoting FlyDeltaJets (Reply 18):
I guess they got the idea after they used it to transport Chris Farley's remains.

And dont forget John Candy's...


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 11320 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB1414
Off to Shannon now...



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
25 BigJimFX : Most of the jet's 21 crew members disembarked with their suitcases and left for a 12-hour rest at a nearby motel. They were due to take off at midnigh
26 Afay1 : Those apocryphal stories about jeans are about 15 years out-of-date, which is also the last time Ukraine had a "the" before it. While they are probabl
27 Concentriq : You are joking, right? I take it you havent been there.
28 Concentriq : I second your thoughts SATX. how can mere mortals knows this info?
29 Philb : By having contacts in the industry. Currently the aircraft is on the ground at SNN. It arrived at SNN at 14.06 local this afternoon after being delaye
30 Theweave33 : I was once in a terminal at ORD where a 747 was parked near by and a group of people were amazed to see, as they described, the new A380 sitting righ
31 Post contains images JayDavis : Speaking of carrying things back with them. I had a chance this year to go aboard the private 747-400 that a prince in Saudi Arabia owns, while it was
32 Post contains images SATX : Having this thing do a barrel roll while circling the Tower of the Americas is pretty much the only way a complete novice like me is going to get a p
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