BMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16270 posts, RR: 27
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10338 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.
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Goldenshield From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 6148 posts, RR: 13
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10029 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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Syncmaster From United States of America, joined Jul 2002, 2068 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 8372 times:
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.
AlphaZulu From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 266 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6389 times:
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!
KRIC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6389 times:
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.
: 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
: 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