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AN-225 Peoria, IL To Ontario, CA!  
User currently offlineFlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 409 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 9520 times:

Antonov Airlines' AN-225 just departed Peoria, IL (PIA) for Ontario, CA about 30 minutes ago. It's carrying Caterpillar generators for Tsunami relief.

http://www.flightarrivals.com/cgi-bi...Stn62nn4Nn8pgMv5J1/5.7.3.10.13.2.3

There's some video here, but some mistakes (Airport Director's last name is Olson, not Wilson)

http://centralillinoisproud.com/content/video/?cid=81601

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User currently offlineBorism From Estonia, joined Oct 2006, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 9517 times:

What is the routing from Ontario? Non-stop to Samoa?

User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9401 times:



Quoting Borism (Reply 1):
What is the routing from Ontario? Non-stop to Samoa?

No routing filed yet.

Arrival time into ONT is 0830.



Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun.
User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9406 times:

Why Ontario? Is UPS flying it the rest of the way?

User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9376 times:



Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 2):
No routing filed yet.

Arrival time into ONT is 0830.

Looks like they are filed for PHNL now -- EDT 1300 PDT


User currently offlineCsturdiv From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1424 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9376 times:

I wish I would've known about this ahead of time, I would've made the drive down to Peoria to see this!


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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9370 times:

BTW KONT is on liveatc.net, you can catch them shortly

http://www.liveatc.net/search/?icao=kont


User currently offlineMbm3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9370 times:
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Quoting 413x3 (Reply 3):
Why Ontario? Is UPS flying it the rest of the way?

I am guessing that the landing fees are cheaper and that ONT has more room for this beast on the tarmac while it refuels.



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User currently offlineFlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9359 times:

After ONT, the plane is going to HNL. The generators are for Tsunami relief.

User currently offlineLAXIntl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 24326 posts, RR: 47
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9360 times:

PIA-ONT-HNL-PPG on behalf of FEMA.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 9359 times:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...8/history/20091011/2004Z/KONT/PHNL

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15489 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 9216 times:

Dang. If I'd known about this earlier I'd have told my dad to go down there and see it. As far as I know the next largest plane to fly there was Air Force One, and the largest planes there regularly are the ANG C-130s.


Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
User currently offlineFlyPeoria From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 9097 times:

PIA has had visits from USAF C-5's and Volga Dnepr AN-124's. Not recently, though. Air Force One visited in January 2007, July 2008 and February 2009.

User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 9080 times:

I would love to see the AN-225 in person. It's still in ONT, but I'm a pretty far drive, over an hour from there, and ONT is far from the best airport for spotting unfortunately.

If only this plane had flown in 2 years ago when I was working on the ramp!  Smile



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User currently offlineBorism From Estonia, joined Oct 2006, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8940 times:

Should be departing to HNL right about now. Flightaware says filed FL180. Huh?

User currently onlineGoldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8907 times:



Quoting San747 (Reply 13):
I would love to see the AN-225 in person. It's still in ONT, but I'm a pretty far drive, over an hour from there, and ONT is far from the best airport for spotting unfortunately.

I touched it, and got to walk inside of it when it stopped in ONT for gas back in 2000. It's an awesome plane to behold.



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User currently offline76794p From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8740 times:

according to flightaware its delayed 2 hours and 40 minutes.


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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2525 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8456 times:



Quoting 76794p (Reply 16):
according to flightaware its delayed 2 hours and 40 minutes.

They'd better hurry up if they're going to beat the massive departure rush from the Nascar race which is about to end.


User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 8042 times:

On flightaware, another flight plan was filed for tomorrow, so I guess they are flying to PHNL 4pm tomorrow evening?

User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 7913 times:
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It picked up more equipment while it was here in Ontario. A Northwest 742 was here yesterday as well and continued to HNL, was it transporting troops for this as well?

-Charlie


User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7250 times:
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Update: It was ready to depart ONT for HNL, however after an extended delay while in position on runway 26R it returned to parking due to an FMS failure. It looks like it will be here at least overnight. The crew just deplaned with all of their baggage and were taken to an area hotel.

-Charlie


User currently offlineAndrewUber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 41
Reply 21, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 7043 times:



Quoting Syncmaster (Reply 19):

WOW - lots of cool traffic at ONT this weekend! Did you get any pics?!

Drew



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User currently offlineSyncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2015 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5423 times:
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Departed for HNL at 8:05 this morning.

-Charlie


User currently offlineAlphaZulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 20
Reply 23, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5267 times:
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Hi Everyone,

This morning while getting ready to leave the house (8:10A) I heard something BIG overhead. I rushed outside and looked up and to my surprise there she was busting through the clouds. (about 4500 feet) I had no idea she was in So. Cal. and just so happened upon the unexpected event. Traffic departing to the north or down to the South Pacific turn off the Brackett / Pomona VOR and fly right over my home in San Dimas. Well guys..... this was a first for me and brought a BIG smile to my face!

Paul


User currently offlineKRIC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5267 times:
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Quoting Corey07850 (Reply 17):
They'd better hurry up if they're going to beat the massive departure rush from the Nascar race which is about to end.

Interestingly, former CART / F-1 / current NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya snapped a picture of the beast while departing ONT after the race yesterday and posted it to his Twitter (Twitpic) account. He (correctly) captioned it "world's biggest cargo airpane". I know JPM is big into flying model R/C planes, so he probably knows a bit about aviation.


25 HaYnFlyer : She's in HNL now! Took a drive down to see it land but she came in early.....Just as well b/c they parked her at the hardstand closest to the UA emplo
26 Pohakuloa : HaYnFlyer, I went down this morning too and got a glimpse of her. Raining on this side of the island, but under blue skies and sunshine out there she
27 413x3 : Can you link us to his picture?
28 Post contains links KRIC777 : http://twitpic.com/l7337
29 T prop : Checked out the behemoth on the ramp here in HNL. Talked to one of the pilots, they are departing for Samoa at about 0200. The gensets are inside 2 co
30 Ha763 : Darn, I forgot about this. I meant to drive out to the hardstand to check out this aircraft. I've been up close to the AN-124 many times, but never wa
31 Post contains links HaYnFlyer : Pictures (better than the ones I took) are here: http://hnlrarebirds.blogspot.com/ Beautiful bird!
32 Rampguy : I had no idea that PIA had a runway long enough to handle this beast.
33 Post contains links FlyPeoria : PIA runway 13-31 is 10,104' X 150' in length. We also have 4-22, which is 8,003' X 150'. http://204.108.4.16/d-tpp/0910/00597AD.PDF
34 413x3 : It also didn't have that big of fuel load, probably the reason for the stop in ONT to fuel up for the 5+ hour trip to HNL
35 BMI727 : Many airports have runways that can handle the beast. Parking it may have been more of a challenge.
36 FlyPeoria : Yeah, it parked on 4-22, which, of course, was closed for the duration.
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