DTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1578 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
You will see them in RIC on occasion. I nearly drove off I-64 one day when I saw it turning onto final. A friend of mine that works for one of the big cigarette manufacturers says they fly it in, pack it to the ceiling with cartons of cigarettes and fly it home. It bulks out way before it hits max gross weight.
Wonder what the resale value on all those cigarettes would be? Might jumpstart my 401.
Qualified on Concorde/B707/B720/B727/B737/B747/B757/B767/B777/DC-8/DC-9/DC-10/A319/A320/A330/MD-88-90
FlyingSicilian From Italy, joined Mar 2009, 1301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2769 times:
Quoting type-rated (Reply 12): Didn't there used to be one of these based at IAH for awhile? Or was that a 224?
Fly North Central Airlines..The route of the Northliners!
Volga-dnepr's main North American office is in Houston (and another office satelite in THe Woodlands suburb).
An-124s are regular visitors at IAH and the 6 holer is no stranger relatively speaking.
From their website:
VOLGA-DNEPR – UNIQUE AIR CARGO INC. (US BRANCH)
The US branch was established in 2000 to promote Volga-Dnepr services in the North and South American markets. It deals with Volga-Dnepr marketing and sales in the region. The branch is situated in Houston, Texas. At present Volga-Dnepr - Unique Air Cargo Inc. generates about 30% of Volga-Dnepr’s total global operations.
brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2558 times:
Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 1):
Saw it yesterday. An Antonov 124 I believe. Every once in awhile an Antonov visits MSP most likely for transport or a fuel stop.
It may have been chartered to transport heavy equipment or something like that. I have seen the program Mighty Planes and they did a story on the AN-124 and it was very informative about the operations of the AN-124. I like the program.
acidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
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When this came in several days ago I was standing at the parking lot at Citibank in FSD talking with a coworker at 5:00 and I see this really crazy wing-over 4-engine aircraft. Way too big to be an Avro (and those are long gone from this part of the world). Wasn't in military colors. It was none other than POT4736 on its way to MSP (per FlightAware iPhone app)... and *everyone* uses FSD as a waypoint to somewhere. So I called all my MSP airplane people and told them that it would be about 45-55 mins out and I think someone even went and took some photos.