Dazed767
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Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:37 am

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.
 
flyf15
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Sun Dec 22, 2002 7:52 am

Ahh, too bad I missed it leaving Denver. Do you have a schedule of these or is it just off a flight tracker?
 
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Sun Dec 22, 2002 8:10 am

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

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Dazed767
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Sun Dec 22, 2002 8:49 am

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.
 
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Sun Dec 22, 2002 4:09 pm

For those near OMA, we're expecting a Volga AN-124 on the 24th with a departure on the 26th.
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BR715-A1-30
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Sun Dec 22, 2002 9:59 pm

Pardon me, but what is a russian aircraft doing in U.S. Airspace?
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tsentsan
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Sun Dec 22, 2002 10:22 pm

Probably delivering some stuff!! Why cant a Russian aircraft be in US Airspace??
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LY744
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Mon Dec 23, 2002 12:21 am

"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?

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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Mon Dec 23, 2002 1:55 am

"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

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ben
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Mon Dec 23, 2002 6:27 pm

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.
 
Dazed767
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Mon Dec 23, 2002 11:23 pm

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).
 
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Mon Dec 23, 2002 11:47 pm

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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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Tue Dec 24, 2002 1:13 am

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.

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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Tue Dec 24, 2002 1:24 am

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
 
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Wed Dec 25, 2002 3:06 am

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.
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HlywdCatft
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Wed Dec 25, 2002 3:15 am

An 124 heading to MCO tonight Volga Dnper
 
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Wed Dec 25, 2002 8:01 am

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
 
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Wed Dec 25, 2002 9:22 am

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.
 
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RE: Some AN-124 'heads Up'....

Wed Dec 25, 2002 10:16 am

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