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Why Does The An-124 Visit Your Town?  
User currently offlineCannibalZ3 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 392 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 2 months ago) and read 2252 times:

If the An-124 or An-225 has ever visited your airport, why did/does it visit? How many of them are there, anyway? Is Antonov still making more?
-Zach

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User currently offlineBernard Shakey From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 560 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2235 times:

Saw it at CLE once to transport the National Christmas Tree to DC (it was grown in nearby Kent, Ohio).


Mindless drifter on the road, Carries such an easy load
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6280 posts, RR: 34
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

I've seen the An-224 3 times in Tucson. The first two were to pick up.....things from a large company on the SW side of the airport. The third was to pick of a load of ostriches for transport to Australia. Australia needs to import ostriches?

Many 124s were built but only 1 225 was completed. There are parts for one more 225 in Kiev but I doubt a second will ever be built.



Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
User currently offlineBh From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

It flies in quite often into BWI it has brought in old russian tanks,relief supplies to devastated countries,took out aerospace componets,did a fuel stop while taken volkswagon parts from germany to mexico and once took out tractor trailers of ice cream out to the middle east(some factory was on strike or something so a bussinessman took out a boatload of it to make some money off of it.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

Volga's has a US cargo base and office in Houston so the An-124 is at Bush-Intercontinental-IAH very often (EFD-Ellington field sometimes also)

Their website has some good info on their IL-76s as well
Don't have the link right here but look for Volga you can see some good pics.

Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

The 124 never came to ATL airport, but it did come to a military base in Atlanta. When that US spy plane crashed in China, eventually China allowed us to have it back and it was brought to an airforce base in Atlanta. The An-124 was used to transport it. Unfortunately I didn't see it. I don't even know if the base was allowing spectators.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

here is the Volga-Dnepr link


http://www.vda.com.ru/

Ciao and Hook 'em,
Lt-AWACS



User currently offlineGeotrash From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2194 times:

Lt-AWACS,

Thanks for the link. A handy feature of a.net is that enclosing a link in <> will make it click-able.

http://www.vda.com.ru/

Regards,
Geo


User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

In Denver, the AN-124 actually comes quite often. Every couple of months or so.

I am not 100% sure on this, but I believe it comes here to pick up some Norad employees and equipment (I'm guessing LARGE equipment) and flies them to Southern Florida, I believe the JFK Center.

Again, I am not 100% on this.

Regards



"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
User currently offlineInbound From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Sep 2001, 851 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

well I dunno what model Antonov it is
but it usually comes to Piarco International, Trinidad, to refuel on it's way to Brazil.



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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7991 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

The An-124 is a regular visitor to NUQ (Moffett Federal Airfield, Mountain View, CA). This is because the plane is often used to pick up satellites from Lockheed Martin for delivery to Cape Canaveral or ESA's Kuroru launch site in French Guiana.

User currently offlineHias From Germany, joined Sep 2000, 349 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

The AN124 has been to Nuremberg (NUE/EDDN)several times and loaded the following items:

cigarettes (yes, an AN124 full of cigarettes)

powerplant turbines

medical equipment

and probably many other things....


User currently offlineYago From Iceland, joined May 2002, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2150 times:

The An124 comes quite regularly to NCE (quite a small airport) to transport satellites for Alcatel.

When it came it took the parking space of 7 CRJ.

Yago


User currently offlineTreg From Estonia, joined Oct 2001, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

Volga-Dnepr An-124 was earlier this year several times in TLL (Tallinn, Estonia) for transporting humanitarian aid to Afganistan (mainly trucks and trailers for UN). I don't think they landed in Afganistan but somewhere in the neighboring countries.

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2119 times:

Now that the ban on them has been lifted, they should start dropping by regularly here in YQG (Windsor ON). RA-82045 (VDA) was the first and only one to visit so far a couple of weeks ago. Before the ban they would also come around every month or so to pick up auto parts mainly.

Some An-124's have been manufactured as late as the mid 90's. AFAIK the productions lines are still capable of producing further a/c provided there are customers (although for the past few years they have just been converting 124's to 124-100's for the commercial operators). There might even be some semi-completed units (like the 2nd An-225 in the ADB facility near Kiev) waiting for funds for work to be completed.

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineNZ767 From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 1620 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2117 times:

AN124 has never been to Wellington (NZWN).
Nearest it comes to us is Auckland (NZAA) and with the Americas Cup coming up again, it becomes a regular visitor transporting yachts in from around the world.


User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

I've seen AN-124's at ORD, IND, SDF, BDL, and at Airborne Express's airport in Wilmington, Ohio. The Ohio airplanes were picking big GE engines to take to Everett, WA for Boeing. In SDF, I've seen 2 at the same time; but I don't know why they were there. In the "Oh, by the way!!" department ; the AN-124 does not have a trimmable horizontal stabilizer, which should put restrictions on the max cruise Mach and max operating Mach numbers.

User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

the AN124 is at EMA regularly to transport Rolls Royce RB211's and Trent engines to Seattle for installment on to the 747's and 777's


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User currently offlineGnx99 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

MSP - I'm told it usually delivers an engine or misc. plane parts.

User currently offlineCabal From Colombia, joined Sep 2001, 58 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

The AN-124 comes to Colombia every now and then, to deliver MI helicopters to the Colombian army most of the times...Nice airplane, the whole airport just stops to look at it every time it comes...

User currently offlineN737MC From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 678 posts, RR: 17
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

Actually, here in Denver when the AN-124 or the IL-76 comes in they always arrive with a crapload of pallets, then leave empty. Everytime before I go out spotting, I make sure I check the flight tracker before, so I catch them landing.

The IL-76 that comes most often is 7T-WIE of Algerian Air Force. Always in with Pallets, but leaves empty for FLL. and the AN-124 lately has been arriving from CYUL. It is full of Pallets, dropping off things, but leaves empty for CYUL as well.


Thanks for looking.


Aaron,
Denver Colorado


User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

About 55 have been made.

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

The last time we got a service by the An-124, it was to pick up some printing presses and bring them to...Kazakhstan or Uzbekistan.

LH423



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User currently offlineMx727 From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Used to have regular flights in MEX

User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 815 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

The AN-124 often vists BDL on a weekly to monthly basis. They pick of P and W engines and Sikorsky helicopters.... Along with other various shipments including cars I believe.

25 Post contains images Mandala499 : If it goes to CGK - Someone asked for outsized cargo. Last time I saw it at CGK was for a Russian Trade Show in Jakarta, they piled all the stuff into
26 KAL_LM : Last time the -124 was in PDX is was delivering a trubine for one of the local utilities (I believe hydroelectric turbine to be exact...). Usually tha
27 Swissgabe : ZRH is not a really Cargo Airprot, just one scheduled Cargo flight with F27/AT4 But on charter basis quite a lot of russian planes visit ZRH, also the
28 Hkgspotter1 : HONG KONG (CLK) Only two have been here, the first was bringing equipment for the Ricky Martin concert and the second carried the first two of the Pum
29 L-188 : See them on a semi-regular basis here in ANC. Haven't seen the 225 though. would be neat.
30 PRM : OUA (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) Polet An-124 delivered construction materials for a new hotel last week (RA-82077) and returned to OST.
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