flyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2391 times:
So tonight as I was leaving work I saw an Antonov landing at BHM. This is a really rare sighting. Just curious as what it could be doing in the middle of no where? Never thought I'd get to see this beauty in person! Very excited to say the least!
PWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2023 times:
Most likely bringing in some heavy industrial equipment to somebody? Generators, turbines, vehicles, etc. Or perhaps airlifting something for the military? The air force has been chartering Antonov's from Russian operators for a few years to transport equipment and supplies to the middle east as part of a deal to allow our air force planes to transit their airspace.
Although, if coming from IAH, I'd assume it's either NASA or oil industry related?
We see the -124 fairly often up here at BGR. The -225 came in last week. They stop here for refueling and customs when they fly to places within the USA.