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Antonov 225 Coming To ATL Next Week  
User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3092 posts, RR: 4
Posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7156 times:

According to this article, next week the Antonov 225 will be in ATL next week to pick up and transport the world's largest concrete pump to Tokyo and, ultimately, Fukushima. http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-...te-pump-heading-japan-nuclear-site

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User currently offlineboeing772lrfan From United States of America, joined May 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6958 times:

Thanks for the heads up.   Is any more information available about the date and time she will be in KATL? I'd love to try to get a picture if the timing works out for me. Any suggestions for which spot to try for and how long the window of opportunity will be open?


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User currently offlinecatiii From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 6716 times:

Quoting boeing772lrfan (Reply 1):
Is any more information available about the date and time she will be in KATL? I'd love to try to get a picture if the timing works out for me. Any suggestions for which spot to try for and how long the window of opportunity will be open?

No idea (unfortunately) beyond what was in the news. I'm going to keep tracking FlightAware and see. I am going to be passing through ATL next week and hope to check it out.


User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6269 times:

Good catch CatIII. I was just about to post this myself.

The CHS Post and Courier says it'll be April 9.

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/2...ry-pump-going-japan-cool-reactors/

Wonder why it's leaving from ATL and not CHS. We get A124's, C-5's, 744F's all the time...surely we could support an A225 for a few hours.

[Edited 2011-04-02 08:14:18]


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User currently offlinegocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4364 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6125 times:

Bring that beast quickly to Fukushima so I can get back home and re-start my life all over.
Back on topic, with the range of an AN225 appears to suck, how many stopovers would it require to get to Tokyo? 10?
By the time it reaches to Japan, it'll be another month or so. :/



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User currently offlineNewark727 From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 1368 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5696 times:

Where is it going after ATL? I assume a fuel stop or two will be needed along the way...

User currently offlineTigerguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 5649 times:

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 3):
The CHS Post and Courier says it'll be April 9.

Ooh, I'm going to be in ATL on the 9th. It'll be my luck that it leaves before I get there...



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5500 times:

Quoting Newark727 (Reply 5):
Where is it going after ATL? I assume a fuel stop or two will be needed along the way...

If I had to guess I'd say it will make it all the way to ANC in one hop.

Quoting Tigerguy (Reply 6):
Ooh, I'm going to be in ATL on the 9th. It'll be my luck that it leaves before I get there...

It usually takes awhile on the ground, at least in my experience. I've seen it at CLT....absolutely unreally huge. Good luck!



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User currently offlineatlturbine From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 158 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

The article says....

"The truck is bound for Atlanta, where it will be loaded on the largest cargo plane in the world, scheduled to be flown out April 9."

I wonder how long it will take to load and secure the pump and when should we expect her to arrive in ATL?



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User currently offlineFerpe From France, joined Nov 2010, 2805 posts, RR: 59
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

Quoting gocaps16 (Reply 4):
Back on topic, with the range of an AN225 appears to suck, how many stopovers would it require to get to Tokyo?

If WP is any fraction of true the pump takes 70 tonnes of the 250 tonnes payload. Range with max payload is 2500 nmi and max fuel 9300 nmi so there should be a decent range left with only that pump in the bay.



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User currently offlinemichiganatc From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 144 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 5024 times:

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my sources at ATL tell me that it is NOT the An-225 coming in....it is actually the smaller An-124, and there will be (2) of them on separate days this week. Even though the media is reporting the An-225, my internal source, who I apologize can not be named, say's it's (2) separate An-124's.

Even if you don't believe it and want to believe the media, that's fine. I really hope my source is wrong, because I had plans to drive hours to ATL to see the 225 and I am so bummed now!!!!


User currently offlineboeing772lrfan From United States of America, joined May 2008, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 4950 times:

Quoting michiganatc (Reply 10):
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but my sources at ATL tell me that it is NOT the An-225 coming in....it is actually the smaller An-124, and there will be (2) of them on separate days this week. Even though the media is reporting the An-225, my internal source, who I apologize can not be named, say's it's (2) separate An-124's.

Even if you don't believe it and want to believe the media, that's fine. I really hope my source is wrong, because I had plans to drive hours to ATL to see the 225 and I am so bummed now!!!!

I wonder if that is why this link mentions two An-225's...

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/31...huge-pumps-from-us-to-help-in.html

It would be cool to see the An-124 as well, but I was super excited about possibly seeing the Mriya. I've checked FlightAware for any activity on A225 but do not see any just yet.



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User currently offlineKPWMSpotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 457 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4364 times:

A Volga-dnepr AN-124 landed in Atlanta last night as VDA2507 from Gander, and is scheduled to depart under the same flight number to Puebla, Mexico at 11:15 this morning.

Does anyone know where this flight parked on the airport? I wasn't able to find it on my drive in this morning, but I'm tempted to take my lunch break to chase it down in an hour. If there's any chance that the AN124 is heading to the north runways for departure, I'll try my best to get some photos.



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User currently offlineN757KW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3946 times:

The AN-124 was parked at South Cargo. The first one has departed and the second one has not arrived. It is hard to see from Loop Road because of the wall at South Cargo. I am willing to bet that the AN-124 uses 9L/27R. I have only seen it take off once it it took the almost the entire runway.

N757KW



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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3905 times:

Quoting N757KW (Reply 13):
The AN-124 was parked at South Cargo. The first one has departed and the second one has not arrived. It is hard to see from Loop Road because of the wall at South Cargo. I am willing to bet that the AN-124 uses 9L/27R. I have only seen it take off once it it took the almost the entire runway.

The only time I saw it land when I worked out there years ago, it used the 9/27s. I never got to see it take off, as it was always in the mornings before I got to work.


User currently offlineoly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6843 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3810 times:

As in the An225 to SoCal thread, there are two VDA An124s en route, one to ATL, the other to LAX

http://flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/A124

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA2403 eta ATL 1440
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA2403 eta LAX 0740



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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2614 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3588 times:

Saw the An124 land in ATL at about 230pm today. Just happened to walking out of work and saw it on final over I-75.

User currently offlineKPWMSpotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 457 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3506 times:

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 16):
Saw the An124 land in ATL at about 230pm today. Just happened to walking out of work and saw it on final over I-75.

Which runway was it on?

I swung by South Cargo an hour ago and managed to snap a couple shots through the fence. Not great photography, but at least you can see the aircraft. There were a few TV news vans setting up at the gate, so I expect there will be at least a couple stories in tonight's news about the plane and its cargo.





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User currently offlineskymiler From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3490 times:

The AN-124 is on the ground at South Cargo! Taxied past her 10 minutes ago!


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User currently onlineunattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2342 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3205 times:

Quoting oly720man (Reply 15):
there are two VDA An124s en route, one to ATL, the other to LAX

you used the same flight number for both flights in your links...


outbound flights -

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA2576

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA2578



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