TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1106 times:
I was out golfing this morning here in Dhaka, Bangladesh (DAC) and at about....noon, a big military transport climbed out from the airport and turned west. It looked like a C-5 or Antonov AN-124. But it had winglets, which i don't think either of these planes have. It was a very dark grey, with military marking and some sort of a yellow squadron marking on the tail. What kind of plane was this? What was it doing in Dhaka? And from what country is it probably from?
TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 951 times:
COOL, thank you all very much for the speedy replies, yup 9A-CRO, that is almost exactly it, with the yellow in the same spot. But my question remains...WHAT ON EARTH WAS IT DOING IN DHAKA, BANGLADESH???????
Dadoftyler From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 320 posts, RR: 11 Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 941 times:
Heard on local (Dallas) news that emergency supplies were pre-positioned in Turin, Italy and Guam. So--it could be emergency supplies hop-scotching its way from Guam to the Indian earthquake relief effort. Dhaka sounds roughly in that line of flight...
TurbineBeaver From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 932 times:
Yes, that sounds like a good assumption Dadoftyler. It did climb out and head west. (The runway runs North/South) Well, hopefully I'll see more flying out of here in the next few days! Though it is surprising that they would stop here, as Bangladesh has been rated as the most expensive fuel in the world. But, i guess the US donates so much aid, and help to this country, they have some (hehe) authority and can "lower" the prices....hehehe...good 'ol uncle sam!!!