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Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?  
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3750 times:

Hi everybody,

in another thread the rumour that the AN-225 would come to STR tomorrow surfaced; is there any confirmation available by now? If there was a firm confirmation, I´d definitely be there. Any word on times? 1000 as estimated time of arrival was the last thing I herad.

Daniel Smile

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User currently offlineGeneralA From Germany, joined May 2001, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3547 times:

Hey Daniel

the Antonow 255 has been confirmed in an official press release by the Stuttgart Airport Authority (FAG):

http://www.flughafen-stuttgart.de/news/index_redesign.php3?action=shownews&mode=archiv&news_month=200112#1009449924

GeneralA


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3517 times:

Great, thanks a lot. Looks like I´ll have to make room for a short trip to the airport when I´m in Stuttgart tomorrow.
From where can the runway and/or parking position best seen? Is there a visitors´ terrace or something similar? Is it necessary to see her land because she´ll be parked out of sight?

Any other airliners.net members going to be there (Ndebele, B737-700...)?


User currently offlineGeneralA From Germany, joined May 2001, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

@airsicknessbag
You can send me an e-mail (->profile) and I´ll give you a description of the best spotting locations around STR by e-mail.

GeneralA


User currently offlineGeneralA From Germany, joined May 2001, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

I´ll be at the spotting hill near runway 25 when the An-225 arrives at STR. Afterwards I´ll drive to the REAL Supermarket near the airport tunnel to make some apron-pics of the plane.

GeneralA


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3457 times:


I might be there. Don't know for sure yet if I'll have a car as my brother might need it as well.
I sure hope I can be there around 10.00am. If I'll be there, I'll park at the Real Supermarket as well and walk towards runway 25.
How would I recognize you guys ?

Rgds,
B737-700


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

I will watch the landing from the ramp, but later I will surely be at the real,- supermarket. I'm the guy in the Corsa with "Flying together: Swissair/Crossair" seat cover. And when it starts snowing, I will wear a black Boeing cap.

Keep in mind, the An225 will be flying for USAF. So it might be parked at the USAF base south of the airport.

B737-700: If you should need somebody to pick you up, send me an eMail - hope you don't live in Albstadt  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineGeneralA From Germany, joined May 2001, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3434 times:

I´m the guy with the blue baseball cap. I´m driving a blue Ford Fiesta with loud Hip Hop music. As I´m 1.92m tall and of brown complexion you´ll find find me for sure.

C U tomorrow
GeneralA



User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1443 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3430 times:

Any idea where are they flying next (is this some kind of "show" flight)?

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineGeneralA From Germany, joined May 2001, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3426 times:

@ Joge:
It´s not a show flight ! This is the first commercial cargo flight of the AN-225.
It transports 380 palettes of relief goods from STR to Oman.


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3420 times:


Hey good news. I just got the info that my brother doesn't need the car tomorrow morning.
Thanks Ndebele. LOL, I live a bit closer than Albstadt  Big thumbs up

So I guess I'll be at the Real around 10.00 tomorrow morning.
See ya folks then. I'll only have binoculars with me. About 1,8 meters tall. So that's how you recognize me.


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3420 times:

LOL, GeneralA, according to your self-description you must look really stylish  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3411 times:

hehe

btw: Airsicknessbag will you be there ?


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1443 posts, RR: 40
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3407 times:

Wow,

So is the A380 going to be the biggest aircraft in operation or not?  Big grin

-Joge



Bula!
User currently offlineGeneralA From Germany, joined May 2001, 201 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3381 times:

@Ndebele

NO, DEFINATELY NOT !!!
Rather I´m a "Lulatsch"  Wink/being sarcastic

GeneralA

Wink/being sarcastic__|
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User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

I just phoned my ops agent. The aircraft will be delayed. "Next info 13:00" he told me.

User currently offlineVASI From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3356 times:

I'd like to watch this aircraft too, but unfortunately I have to work today.
Please put some of the pictures you take into this forum, that would be great!

I wish you good visibility and a great view on this aircraft!!!!!

Take care!


VASI


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 17, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Update:
I've been told that they "think" the An225 is now on its way from Ukraine to STR, but there is no confirmation (departure telex) yet. They are contacting LTN operations to get more information.
When the aircraft finally arrives, it will be parked between parking position 59 and 64 (probably more than one position will be needed  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ), these are the roll-out positions in the east part of the civil apron. So forget my speculations that it might be parked at the USAF base.

I'm going to leave for the airport now.


User currently offlineTu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 673 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Man, you guys are lucky!!! Apart from the An-225, don't you get somewhat regular Tupolevs, Yaks, Ilyushins, etc....? I'd love to get some variety at ATL!! I get excited when something besides a DL MD-88 shows up!!!!(There was a Volga An-124 this week).
Hope you get the An-225!!
Steve



CEOs should swim with cement flippers!
User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 19, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3332 times:

Estimated time of arrival at STR: 13:10 local time.
Need to hurry up now...


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 20, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Hi guys,

I´m sorry I didn´t respond any more - I was cut off from the internet the whole afternoon and evening yesterday. And this morning I was sitting in the train to Stuttgart from 0530 (*shudder*). What a bum - first he initiates this thread and then he disappears...

Anyway, I was there this morning ("only" at the airport itself) but when I was told she would not arrive before 1300 I had to leave Sad; 1000 would have been perfect between two appointments I had at Stuttgart and Heidelberg, but no chance with that delay.

I regret not having met y´all. BTW, I asked for Alex at the Aerogate counter, but a charming young lady told it was Alex´ free day today  Wink/being sarcastic.

I guess I just missed the easiest way to see the AN-225...

Daniel Smile

P.S.: Make sure to post what happened today, will you?


User currently offlineCrewChief32 From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 418 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3313 times:

The Antonov finally did arrive at 3.30PM!!

CC32


User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 22, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

The An225 won't leave Stuttgart today. I was even told that it might possibly stay at STR until Tuesday 01Jan.

After the landing, the Antonov stopped on a taxiway, opened its nose, ~10 crew members came out of the aircraft, off-loaded the towbar, the nose was closed again, and then they pushed the aircraft on parking position 62H, which is between 62 and 63. That took really long, landing of the aircraft was at ~15:40 local time, and it was "on block" at about 16:30.

I took some pictures during landing, but due to cheap photo equipment and a bad scanner, all my pics were rejected up to now. But I'm sure CC32 will upload his photoes asap?!

Daniel: Yes, today was a day off for me, that was bad luck. But I think I know what "charming young lady" you're talking about  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3285 times:


I was there this morning but I left after about an hour. Unfortunately I haven't seen Ndebeles post this morning that the plane would arrive late.
Now it's dark and I can't see the plane either but I hope I will be able to spot the AN-225 tomorrow morning if she'll still be there.
Where is this parking position ? Is it in the area where the Delta 767 parked during the days after September 11th ??

Thanks,
B737-700

btw: there were many spotters there today even with the drizzle.


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3283 times:


We usually do not get many of these birds here. How come you think we get them ?
STR has very strict regulations for old, dirty and/or noisy airplanes.
We occasionally get Tu 154s during summer from Balkan BUlgaria, etc. but other than that there's not really many such birds operating in and out of STR.


25 Ndebele : Well, it depends which airports you compare. In comparison to ATL, STR surely gets many Russian aircraft (Tu154, Yak42). But if you want to see really
26 Post contains links Ndebele : Just in case that anybody might be interested: http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/stz/page/detail.php/76955/
27 Planespotter : Hello there, are there any new infos about the Anotonov 225? Did it already leave STR? Are there new infos when it will depart? Would someone be able
28 Post contains links and images Konstantinos : THE BIGGEST AIRPLANE IN THE WORLD. (will it still be after the A380?) Click for large versionPhoto © Lolo And how about with the Russian Space Sh
29 Joge : Well, yes, that's what I also wondered on my previous message, but nobody seems to know. -Joge
30 Post contains images Airsicknessbag : With a length of 85 metres, wingspan of 88 metres and a MTOW of 600 tons not even the A380 will surpass her. (All numbers give or take some centimetre
31 Post contains images Joge : Yes!
32 Alessandro : Dear Konstatinos! Isn´t the Airbus Beluga bigger? Or the Spruce Goose, which only flew thanks to the "ground effect"? Anyway the An-225 is the champ
33 Post contains images B737-700 : I didn't even know the Russians had a space shuttle ! I was surprised when I saw the pics with it at first. Oh by the way, the plane seems to be gone
34 Post contains images B737-700 : Sorry I was wrong. The An-225 is still here. I couldn't see it because of the snow we got tonight.
35 Alessandro : The Buran (Russian space shuttle) only flew once, unmanned in 1988. Did a couple of orbits and landed as scheduled at the base in Kazachstan...
36 Ndebele : The An225 was scheduled to leave for CAI and TTH tonight, but the departure was delayed once again. I was told that they currently don't have enough p
37 Post contains links and images Alpha : An-225 @ STR : Click for large versionPhoto © Michael Watzke Click for large versionPhoto © Michael Watzke Steph
38 B737-700 : Hey thanks for those pics ! I drove past teh airport the other day and it looks really cool.
39 GeneralA : The AN-225 took off from Stuttgart Airport with 190 tons of freight at 20:30 CET. GeneralA
40 B737-700 : That must have been runway 07, right ?
41 Lj : Does Anybody know why all the relief flights with the An225 are flying from Germany to Oman? I just got the info that the An 225 is returning to Germa
42 Hkgspotter1 : So after stuttgart it went to Oman, then whats it doing ??
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