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Some AN-124 'heads Up'....  
User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Posted (12 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Volga Dnper (RA-82046) ATL-CHS-HHN
POT9229 (the cool blue one) KDEN-EHAM (arriving 330am my time, so add...6-7 hours...?)

I know there are a lot of AMS photographers, might be a good oportunity to catch it.

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Ahh, too bad I missed it leaving Denver. Do you have a schedule of these or is it just off a flight tracker?

User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Another one for ya:

FlightID: VDA933 (Commercial, Jet)
Status: DEPARTED, ENROUTE
Company: VOLGA-DNEPR
Country: RUSSIAN FEDERATION
Radio Call: VOLGA-DNEPR
Ground Spd: 492 kts (Assigned: 0430)
Altitude: 330(hundreds of feet) (Assigned: 330)
Type: A124 (Antonov An-124 Rusian)
Origin Apt: SEA SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL
Dest Apt: JAN JACKSON INTERNATIONAL
Departed: 2109Z ETA: 0106Z
Distance Fm: 830.48 NM To Dest: 897.2 NM

from fboweb.com

...Serge  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1522 times:

Thanks Serge, I saw that too, forgot about it (don't know too many spotters though in KJAN haha). I get these off flight tracker, but usually if I see it headed to a big airport I'll let the spotters know (post it or email). I still don't have a decent photo of one in the air on final or departing.  Sad Thought that POT9229 would be a nice one to nail.

User currently offlineDash 80 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

For those near OMA, we're expecting a Volga AN-124 on the 24th with a departure on the 26th.


...where the rubber hits the runway...
User currently offlineBR715-A1-30 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

Pardon me, but what is a russian aircraft doing in U.S. Airspace?

User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Probably delivering some stuff!! Why cant a Russian aircraft be in US Airspace??


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

"Pardon me, but what is a russian aircraft doing in U.S. Airspace?"

Well let's see, the An-124 (one of probably several in U.S airspace at any given time) could have been carrying a satellite from a production facility in California to a launch pad in Florida, it could have been carrying a spare engine for a stranded airliner, delivering an oversized load (such as a rail engine/car), picking up military hardware to deliver to a friendly nation (UH-60s for Austria, for instance), carrying humanitarian aid, or any other type of cargo that needs to be delivered somewhere who's owners/brokers chose the An-124 as their preferred method of transportation.

Not to mention the scheduled Aeroflot service etc.

P.S. Are you yet another one of those people who don't realize that the Cold War is over? And it's Russian for you buddy, I don't see you typing "u.s.", do I?

LY744.



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User currently offlineEBOS From Belgium, joined Jul 2001, 520 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

"Pardon me, but what is a russian aircraft doing in U.S. Airspace?"

The An-124's are even used to transport heavy US military equipment to the Middle East. Cold war must be over... Big grin

Sven



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User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (12 years 15 hours ago) and read 1387 times:

Hey BR715-A1-30,

Im dying to know why you think a Russian aircraft isnt allowed into U.S. airspace.

Please tell us!

Cheers,
Ben.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 hours ago) and read 1357 times:

I can answer it....the russians are spying on us  Big grin .

It's just about everyday where atleast 1 AN124 is over or in US Airspace (when I look at my tracker).


User currently offlineTsentsan From Singapore, joined Jan 2002, 2016 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 hours ago) and read 1347 times:

If I am not mistaken, this particular babe has arrived in ADL today.. after transitting SIN last night...

some pix..

http://www.vpmag.com/cgi-bin/yssy/msgboard/UltraBoard.pl?Action=ShowPost&Board=Sydney_Airport&Post=8944&Idle=7&Sort=0&Order=Descend&Page=0&Session=



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 9 hours ago) and read 1319 times:

Also the fact that they keep one in Houston much of the time, as it is one of their US bases. Go to Volga website you can see their US addresses. It is cool to see one at IAH- and Ellington field when I get home for leave and such. We even hire them to work for our depots sometimes. I saw them in Saudi several times in the last few months

Believe it or not, we in the Air Force own several F.S.U airplanes i.e. we call them Former Soviet Union aircraft. At Hurlburt in Florida we have AN-32, 2, and in other bases we have many many MiGs. We have them for Various reasons.

Ciao and Hook 'em Horns,
Lt-AWACS


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (12 years 8 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

When a Marine Expedionary Brigade came back from SW Asia at the begining of the year they were transported from there (Okinawa I think...) to Miramar in several AN-124's....Sort of ironic when I think about my military training at the height of the Cold War.  Smile

User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1260 times:

Check out www.supercars.net and look up European cars, they´re flying 35 Porsche Cayenne to the US from Halle airport with an Antonov-124.


User currently offlineHlywdCatft From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 5321 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1258 times:

An 124 heading to MCO tonight Volga Dnper

User currently offlineStrickerje From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 723 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1230 times:

I live in Jackson; anyone know if that AN-124 will be back? My dad noticed it when he was picking up my brother at the airport, but when I got there, it had already left. Thanks!

-Jeffrey


User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13253 posts, RR: 77
Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1218 times:

BR715-A1-30, it gets worse (for you), a US rocket (cannot remember what type) uses Russian engines left over from their abortive Lunar Programme.
These closed-cycle engines amazed US rocket engineers with their efficiency, 70 odd were built before being mothballed in the mid 70's.


User currently offlineBen From Switzerland, joined Aug 1999, 1391 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days ago) and read 1207 times:

Hi GDB,

From what Ive seen (and I dont claim to be a space expert), these engines are actually being produced new - and are a fairly new design/variation (10-15 years).

As I recall, it is the RD-180 project - Lockheed Martin have ordered about 80 of the engines and they are to be fitted to American rockets to increase their payload.

Anyway, thats what I can remember from the BBC documentary I saw a while ago on the subject.

Can anyone clarify this? Id love to know for sure.

Sorry, BR715, but Im still waiting for your answer.

P.S. All the RD-180 engines to be delivered to the USA via US airspace and using An-124-powered logistics of course  Wink/being sarcastic


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