speedbrds From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 98 posts, RR: 0 Posted (3 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4396 times:
I passed by Ontario Airport (sorry, excuse me LA/ONT Airport) today and saw two Volga-Dnep or Polet Airlines Antonov AN-124s parked where the old terminals are. Does anyone have any information as to why they are in SoCal? It was a bit of surprise to see two as I have seen one on a couple other occasions. They seem to frequent Ontario quiet a lot.
tb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1976 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3479 times:
Quoting Beardown91737 (Reply 4): Why do they leave El Centro? Insufficient space at the facility for them to stay there?
Typically after you are done at an air base with a charter, they don't want you hanging around waiting for your next trip. It can be a hassle getting out to the aircraft once you leave it as well. It may also have to do with space at some of them. ONT is a good airport to hang out at waiting for your next assignment.
It was cool seeing them both there though, I came in Monday and left early this morning and they were still both sitting there.
Bluewave 707 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3160 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3331 times:
The An124 charters are primarily for USN and USMC ops. Since the C-5 Galaxy is a USAF bird, USAF cargo flights come 1st. The An124 charters are frequent visitors to NGF (MCB Hawai‘i at Kane‘ohe Bay) and HNL with many CH-53 deployments and returns.
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