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User currently offlineflyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 2491 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!


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User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6845 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2432 times:

Looks like this is the one

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA1932



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User currently offlinePILOTALLEN From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 656 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

Dont they make a bunch of rocket stuff in AL? perhaps something to do with that?? Just a thought...I know airnet makes runs with their lears full of rocket stuff...


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User currently offlineRussianJet From Belgium, joined Jul 2007, 7719 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

'An Antonov'?? AN-2? AN-12?   


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User currently offlinePWM2TXLHopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2123 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.

[Edited 2010-10-14 12:57:31]

[Edited 2010-10-14 12:59:46]

User currently offlineflyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1920 times:

Quoting PILOTALLEN (Reply 2):
Dont they make a bunch of rocket stuff in AL?

They do but They would have gone to HSV as Huntsville is closer to all of those places.



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