airsicknessbag
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Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:21 pm

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
 
GeneralA
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Thu Dec 27, 2001 9:51 pm

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
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:26 pm

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...)?
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Thu Dec 27, 2001 10:40 pm

@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
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 3:26 am

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
 
Guest

RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 3:29 am


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
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 3:44 am

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
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:00 am

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

 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:14 am

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

-Joge
Bula!
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:23 am

@ 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.
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:30 am


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.
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:41 am

LOL, GeneralA, according to your self-description you must look really stylish  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:42 am

hehe

btw: Airsicknessbag will you be there ?
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 5:01 am

Wow,

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

-Joge
Bula!
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:46 am

@Ndebele

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

GeneralA

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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 4:57 pm

I just phoned my ops agent. The aircraft will be delayed. "Next info 13:00" he told me.
 
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All Those Who Are Spotting In STR Today!

Fri Dec 28, 2001 5:54 pm

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
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:07 pm

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.
 
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STR Spotters

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:14 pm

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
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:23 pm

Estimated time of arrival at STR: 13:10 local time.
Need to hurry up now...
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:37 pm

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?
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:17 am

The Antonov finally did arrive at 3.30PM!!

CC32
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 1:46 am

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
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 2:48 am


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.
 
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RE: STR Spotters

Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:07 am


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.
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 3:12 am

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 many Russian aircraft, visit HAJ (Hanover) on any Friday or Saturday.

B737-700: Yes, it's exactly where DL used to be parked.
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 7:42 pm

Just in case that anybody might be interested:
http://www.stuttgarter-zeitung.de/stz/page/detail.php/76955/
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 9:32 pm

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 to take photos from outside (I have never been spotting at STR so I do not know the photo and parkingpositions...).

many thanks and best regards,

Stefan.
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sat Dec 29, 2001 10:28 pm

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(will it still be after the A380?)

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Konstantinos

Sat Dec 29, 2001 11:39 pm

Well, yes, that's what I also wondered on my previous message, but nobody seems to know.

-Joge
Bula!
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sun Dec 30, 2001 12:05 am

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 centimetres/tons)

Daniel Smile
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sun Dec 30, 2001 12:13 am

Yes!  Big thumbs up
Bula!
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sun Dec 30, 2001 12:30 am

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 when it comes to cargo weight.
From New Yorqatar to Califarbia...
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sun Dec 30, 2001 3:35 pm


I didn't even know the Russians had a space shuttle !
I was surprised when I saw the pics with it at first.
 Big thumbs up

Oh by the way, the plane seems to be gone. I can't see it anymore.
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sun Dec 30, 2001 4:52 pm


Sorry I was wrong. The An-225 is still here. I couldn't see it because of the snow we got tonight.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Sun Dec 30, 2001 9:40 pm

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...
From New Yorqatar to Califarbia...
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 2:35 am

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 parking positions in Oman for an An225.. No idea about the new departure time/date, but definitely not before tomorrow afternoon.

I just thought I should tell you, as my brother told me that there were *many* spotters in Bernhausen today, waiting for the Antonov departure.
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 3:45 am

An-225 @ STR :


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Steph
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Wed Jan 02, 2002 3:53 am


Hey thanks for those pics !
I drove past teh airport the other day and it looks really cool.
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 5:34 am

The AN-225 took off from Stuttgart Airport with 190 tons of freight at 20:30 CET.

GeneralA
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 5:40 am


That must have been runway 07, right ?
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 7:06 am

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 Germany on January 4th (this time it will go to MUC) arriving at 18.00 and leaving the day after.

Regards
Laurens
 
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RE: Any Info On The AN-225 At STR This Friday?

Thu Jan 03, 2002 9:20 am

So after stuttgart it went to Oman, then whats it doing ??

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