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AN225 In CGN Right Now  
User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3559 posts, RR: 29
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2625 times:

Just in case any of you wants to know, the AN 225 arrived in CGN today to pick up some heavy equipment. It is supposed to take off tomorrow noon, as far as I know.

This is not the first time the AN 225 visits cologne. The reason is that CGN has by far the longest runway around, with its 3800 metres it is long enough for all needs.

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User currently offlineOldeuropean From Germany, joined May 2005, 2084 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Years ago, I saw this monster on approach over the city of Cologne. Alone the sound of the engines is impressing.

Axel



Wer nichts weiss muss alles glauben
User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 3559 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

Unfortunately, I have no time going there. Writing my final legal thesis  Sad

Maybe next time...


User currently offlineSEPilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 6874 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2579 times:

I understand that the Russians have a second AN-225 that was never completed that is now being finished. But I gather that there is no overwhelming demand for large numbers of these magnificent planes.


The problem with making things foolproof is that fools are so doggone ingenious...Dan Keebler
User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 3):
I gather that there is no overwhelming demand for large numbers of these magnificent planes.

The operator of that second AN-225 would probably be the Antonov Design Bureau, which has its own cargo division, so I'm sure that if the second Mrya is finished, it will supplement the first one and all the other AN-124s currently flying for Antonov.


User currently onlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2602 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Quoting SEPilot (Reply 3):
I understand that the Russians have a second AN-225

When you guys finally learn to distinguish between Russia and Ukraine? Antonov design bureau is not a Russian company.


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Quoting WildcatYXU (Reply 5):
When you guys finally learn to distinguish between Russia and Ukraine? Antonov design bureau is not a Russian company.

It was at one time (well, Soviet - close enough!) so many Europeans refer to Antonovs as being 'Russian'.

Karl


User currently offlineAfay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

That is ridiculous as any number of European countries would take offense to having parts of their territories routinely referred to as their former occupier; not to say this doesn't happen, but at least make some effort! And people complain about American geography knowledge...

User currently offlineTommyBP251b From Germany, joined Apr 2006, 459 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2221 times:

Quoting Afay1 (Reply 7):

The same reason we think Boeing is a European aircraft, better an English-French -Spanish aircraft.  Wink

Just kidding you. You are right with this. I live and Hungary and they really get offended.

Regards Tom



Tom from Cologne
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