canoecarrier
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AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:08 am

Just saw it on my way into work, parked at aircargo. Any idea what she's picking up? First time I've seen it here.
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707437
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:25 am

The -124 is at KBFI all the time for carrying 777 engines as I remember. Which are inspected and put in sub assemblies and then trucked to KPAE for installation at the 777 plant. The engine trailers barely fit underneath the freeway bridges on I-5.

Did you mean to say it was at KSEA?
 
canoecarrier
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:05 pm

Yes, it is in KSEA. I'm sure she's a more frequent visitor to other airports, but a rarity here.
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clickhappy
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 12:37 pm

they only ship 777 engines via -124 when they ship them 'complete,' to save time, which isn't the case currently, and if it was they would land at either PAE or BFI.
 
lparky
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 1:17 pm

The an-124 in question did BFI-X28 (space shuttle launch runway) -SEA, so it was a NASA related flight. Saw it twice on flight explorer, man do I need a life!
 
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:41 pm

In SEA?!? Strange, they dont fly into SEA anymore. Not since the Aeroflot incident back in 1998 or 1999. Must be flying into BFI.
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canoecarrier
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:13 pm

Nope, I saw it while driving into the SEA airport. As of 6pm it was parked at aircargo. Just so everyone knows it's:


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I saw the tail above the cargo buildings, seems like it's very much taller than a 747? Very distinct.
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:36 pm

I dont know.....Ive never seen those fly into SEA, but Ive seen them fly into and out of BFI. Are you sure you saw this type in SEA? If it really was in SEA then I dont know what it would be doing there. If it was picking up engines or whatnot then that would normally be done at BFI or PAE.
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canoecarrier
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:39 pm

Absolutely positive, it's an AN124 and it is/or was at SEA. It was nice to see something different flying around here.
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AirframeAS
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 4:43 pm

Where exactly was it parked?
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canoecarrier
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:17 pm

It is still parked on the north end of Sea-Tac airport. Right across from the FedEx facility, where Cargolux and China Eastern park their aircraft. If you're around in the AM I bet you can catch it taking off.
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AirframeAS
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:45 pm

Probably the reason for the A/C parked there is because BFI doesn't have the accomodations for this A/C at the time. I could be wrong though. But still there wouldnt be any reason for this A/C to be in SEA.
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:48 pm

why do you keep saying there is no reason for a -124 to be in SEA? You aren't making any sense. During the dockworkers strike 18 months ago AN-124's were flying into SEA (and BFI) several times a week.
 
AirframeAS
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Sat Mar 06, 2004 4:00 pm

Its hard to explain. Those A/C never really fly into SEA much anymore. If one were to fly to Seattle, they would most likely be going to BFI or PAE. Remember those are cargo planes and the chances are that this A/C could be delivering aircraft parts or engines to Boeing. SEA isnt the place to deliver stuff to Boeing.
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RE: AN 124 In SEA

Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:59 am

AirframeAS
you seem to insist that an124 can not /will not /did not fly to SEA
i have done many flights in and out of SEA on the AN!24, it could be any kind of charter flight and nothing to do with boeing
and the BFI business of carrying B777 engines dried up years ago

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