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User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2733 times:

I bet this is a first for spotting at MLB but looks like on Monday 6/22/09 there will be an ANTONOV 225 here to pick up a few choppers. The time is some where around 1900 or so and we don't know the exact time it will leave if it will be that same night or later the next day.
Just thought I would let you guys know that live in the MLB area.

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User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5494 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Hey Jose, any updates? Are you sure it's the 225 and not the 124? Thanks!

User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2564 times:

Thanks Jose. I will have the camera handy.


MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2511 times:



Quoting Dazed767 (Reply 1):

From what I understand its the 225 but could be wrong. I was told 6 engines so that leaves me to think its the 225. One co-worker said just picture the C-5 but with 6 engines lol. But I'll try and find out sometime on Monday on which A/C it will be.

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 2):

Anytime we can get some real planes in here I'll try and let you guys know.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2503 times:

Jose,

See my IM. I want to see this one for sure.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Maybe have a MLB meet and greet?

I can't wait for the Embraer facility. We should see more traffic from that.

And in another thread someone mentioned that a MIA-MLB flight on Eagle would make sense.

Anything for competition.



MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Still not sure of the A/C but talks are both the 225 or the 124 so guess we will see....

User currently offlineBatonops From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2403 times:

Looks like an AN-124...sorry.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA1685


User currently offlineOffshoreAir From United States of America, joined May 2009, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2397 times:

Are they coming to pick up Silver State's defunct R-22's? I use to work at both FBO's on the field and would have had a great view if I was still around.  Sad


OffshoreAir
User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

So I guess the best place to watch this come in would be the east end of the runway near Apollo Blvd.


MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

If it was the A225, I would have taken off

Quoting Beefstew25 (Reply 9):

Yes it would be. The tower would not have it fly over wickham rd for a number of reasons. It is easier to fly out over the ocean and make a straight in approach.

Hunter



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineOffshoreAir From United States of America, joined May 2009, 177 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Yeah, but where is the plane going to after the pick-up? If its going back to Minsk, its going to be pretty heavy and won't be able to spare a headwind for flying over Wickham.


OffshoreAir
User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2333 times:



Quoting OffshoreAir (Reply 11):
Yeah, but where is the plane going to after the pick-up?

Good question. Only GA planes and CRJ's come over wickham. Too many obstacles and much easier to come via the atlantic. My guess is she will stop in gander NF.

KH



Never be afraid to stand up for who you are.
User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2325 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 12):

Good question. Only GA planes and CRJ's come over wickham. Too many obstacles and much easier to come via the atlantic. My guess is she will stop in gander NF.

I have landed many times in MD80's and back when Delta brought in the 732's from the west over Wickham.

Not to mention the 707's that take off and land over Wickham.



MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Landing has to do with the winds only but today it looks like a 27L landing and yes its a 124 sorry I was told a 225 early in the week looks like it will be a 124 at 1930lcl

User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2266 times:

Well flightaware saying 1811

User currently offlineTWAL1011727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 626 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Latest poop.....It is an AN124 est arr @ 1800-1830l...
spends the night in MLB and then goes to Ft Bliss TX(El Paso) at about 1200L 22JUN

After Ft Bliss then it goes to Detroit(which airport I did not get) then on to Leipzig Halle.
All I was told is they were to be used over in Pakistan...

KD


User currently offlineBeefstew25 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 675 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Came in over Wickham and parked at the Liberty Aerospace ramp.

I took some awful cell phone pics.

Pretty big.

Main gear can pivot. Pretty cool.



MLB: Where you are always number one for takeoff.....
User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Yeah its a prett nice bird and I wish I was told right that it would be a 225 but oh well the 124 is nice but to get a 225 in here would of been great!!!

Quoting TWAL1011727 (Reply 16):
Latest poop.....It is an AN124 est arr @ 1800-1830l...
spends the night in MLB and then goes to Ft Bliss TX(El Paso) at about 1200L 22JUN

23 you mean right KD.


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