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Russian 4 Holer Parked At MSP?  
User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 695 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6548 times:

Was driving on 494 and noticed a chunky 4 hole Russian Cargo plane on the ramp, engine covers on. Anyone have info on it? Couldn't get a reg.


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User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6481 times:

Saw it yesterday. An Antonov 124 I believe. Every once in awhile an Antonov visits MSP most likely for transport or a fuel stop.


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User currently offlineCalebWilliams From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 5544 times:

Glad I wasn't going crazy when I saw this. I nearly stopped on 494 to look. Was there Thursday night when I saw it near Hanger C.

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EDIT:

Looking at this photo: http://www.airliners.net/photo/Polet...tonov-An-124-100-Ruslan/0631785/L/

What do each of the four flight engineers do?

[Edited 2013-02-19 07:40:30]


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User currently onlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3191 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 5426 times:

Quoting CalebWilliams (Reply 2):

In the photo, I do like the curtain behind the pilots seats, they can pull them closed so its like F/Y  



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User currently offlineCalebWilliams From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5153 times:

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 3):
In the photo, I do like the curtain behind the pilots seats, they can pull them closed so its like F/Y  

I thought was so that the pilots can sleep without light filtering in from the flight engineer stations.



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User currently offlineSJCMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2012, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5139 times:

I saw it too on Friday upon landing on Runway 35. I later excitedly told my in-laws in the car on 494 what that plane was. They didn't share my excitement.

User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 922 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 4913 times:

Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 1):
What do each of the four flight engineers do?

There is a navigator and a couple of loadmasters in addition to the flight engineer.


User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1035 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4676 times:

Any word on what she's doing in MSP for such an extended period? The weather is reminiscent of her home, but still....

User currently offlinejethawk From United States of America, joined Feb 2013, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

Quoting VC10DC10 (Reply 7):
Any word on what she's doing in MSP for such an extended period? The weather is reminiscent of her home, but still....

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User currently offlineVC10DC10 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1035 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4124 times:

Quoting jethawk (Reply 8):

Delta Lube, new oil filter and tire rotation

Really? I didn't know Delta TechOps supported aircraft built in the former Eastern Bloc.


User currently offlineaf773atmsp From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 4030 times:

Looks like it will be heading to TLV this evening:
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/POT4736



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12341 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Quoting Stabilator (Thread starter):
Russian

I think you'd be better off saying Ukrainian, or former Soviet.

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleg_Antonov



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User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4951 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Didn't there used to be one of these based at IAH for awhile? Or was that a 224?


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User currently offlineStickShaker From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 753 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

Quoting aklrno (Reply 6):
Quoting af773atmsp (Reply 1):What do each of the four flight engineers do?
There is a navigator and a couple of loadmasters in addition to the flight engineer.

Do they really need 6 people on the flight deck or is it because you need 6 players for a round of Russian BlackJack ?


Cheers,
StickShaker


User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy 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.



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User currently offlineFlyingSicilian 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.



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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12341 posts, RR: 25
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2571 times:

FWIW, there was a good show about this aircraft - Might Planes on the Smithsonian Channel.

A description and a short clip is at:

http://www.smithsonianchannel.com/site/sn/show.do?episode=3361527



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User currently onlinebrilondon 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.



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User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1578 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

What is that big six engine monster, the A-225? Is that still being built?


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User currently onlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12341 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1956 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 18):
What is that big six engine monster, the A-225? Is that still being built?

One An-225 was completed and is still operated by Antonov Airlines, another was partially built but not completed.

There are various claims that it will be completed some day, but it seems less and less likely with each passing day.



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User currently offlineacidradio 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.


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