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SF Bay Area Folks -- What Is This Plane?  
User currently offlineSjsharkie From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

On my daily commute down 101 past Moffet, the last 2 days there has been a large cargo (?) plane parked on the far taxiway. Speeding by at a blissful 45-mph, I can't get a good look at this jet. Can someone possibly identify it for me? I'm curious.

It's a large overwing jet (sort of like an Anotov or a blown-up EMB-145) with 4 engines. Painted white with a blue trim and I can't make out the flag or ID from 101.

Thanks!

...Dillon

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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1375 times:

I haven't seen it, but from your decription, it sounds like an Antonov An-124.

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User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 675 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

I was in San Jose two years ago and during the week I was there an An-124 was at Moffet for 3 days. I think that NASA may use it for heavy lifting in and out of the reseach center.

User currently offlineSjsharkie From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

I just returned from Moffet to get a closer look off of Mary Ave. (behind Lockheed Martin off of Mathilda) and there are now two of these bigguns parked on the ramp. Great photo opportunities abound if some of you south-bay'ans want to go by.

You were correct also, they are AN-145's.

...Dillon
 Wow!


User currently offlineSjsharkie From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1261 times:

Oops, AN-124's, hehehe...still got the EMB-145 on my mind.  Smile

User currently offlineFlygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

They are regular visitors at Moffett.

User currently offlineSJC>SFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Sharks are gonna rock this year. Selanne Damphousse Nolan Nabby............wait what was the topic?

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1224 times:

WOW that's cool!  Smokin cool

Had I known there would be a AN-124 here in the Bay Area, I would have drove down to take some photos.



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