GCT64 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 1573 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5193 times:
It departed EMA for Kiev Gostomel on 27 Oct 09 (routing was HNL-YEG-EMA-Kiev)
After that confirmed sighting and movement, the only other report I can find is that it's ModeS code was reported as being detected from Cyprus about 1 week later.
Can't find any reports of it from late Nov or from Dec.
A342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4816 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4881 times:
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 4): Quoting AirNovaBAe146 (Reply 3):
Out of curiosity, how many hours does the AN 225 fly in a typical month.
I would be curious myself. Is it demand or supply constrained?
Due to being such a unique aircraft, it is very hard to guess. One month, it may not fly at all. The next month, it might be in the air whenever available (usually happens after large-scale natural disasters).
NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3187 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4696 times:
When I get back to work tomorrow at GOAA, I will check to see if there was a cancellation or just if this operation was postponed until after the Holidays - that is my theory, that they might just postpone this until January, but not sure what the load was supposed to be as it was flying through MCO both times empty and just here for a tech/crew rest stop.
AirNovaBAe146 From Canada, joined Jun 2008, 371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4581 times:
Hi Crownvic -
Thanks for the schedule, very informative.
Is it just one flight crew operating the entire trip (GML - VSP).
Reason I ask is because on several legs (ANC, MCO, VVI), the aircraft appears to have already flown 6-8 hours for the day and then "stops" for 11-12 hours or more, which presumably is limitation of the human body more than a mechanical one.