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AN-124 Landed At Miramar Yesterday (8/6/07)  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 20
Posted (8 years 1 month ago) and read 3202 times:

I saw it come in from the east as I was driving to work in the morning around 740am. At first I thought it was a C-130 from about the 52, it was in approach. Then as I got closer and it passed across the Kearny Villa, I was like, I've never seen one before, it looked like a cross between a C-5 and a 747, the thing didn't even appear to flare at all as it came down.

Anyway, why was it there?

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User currently offlineUnattendedBag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Thread starter):
the thing didn't even appear to flare at all as it came down.

They never do. The idea is to put as much touchdown weight on as many sets of tires as possible when they land. If they were to flare before touchdown, it would put most of the weight on the last set of tires.

It left for Biggs AAF (Fort Bliss) 4 hours later.

Slower traffic, keep right
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

Quoting Lehpron (Thread starter):
Anyway, why was it there?

These have been used several times for transports to various military bases. Several times they've picked up shipments going out of the country to another, other times just doing normal shipping back and forth.

Pretty much the same reason you'll see Atlas 747's, or other commercial transport aircraft, popping out of bases as well.

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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 17243 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3165 times:

I've seen them at McGuire AFB, more airlift.

I wonder if they fly into Iraq?

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User currently offlineJakeOrion From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 1256 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

I see this aircraft often (at least once a month) at NAS North Island. The USAF also brings in a couple goodies like the C-130-30J and a couple C-17s. Last month an entire squadron of A-10s were here, that was an interesting sight to see. Too bad they are so anal about taking pictures here, otherwise I would take some for a.net.

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User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

We recently used them for one of our recently TDY's...amazing, whod'a thought that one day we'd be using ruskie equipment!

And I go out to Kelly AFB and see rows of C-5's just sitting around  bored 


User currently offlineMark5388916 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2994 times:

I've seen A124s over at March ARB a few times, presumly for heavy lifting.


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