i hate posting these kinds of things trying to get everyone to guess what kind of plane i saw tonight, but I am really curious what I had seen a couple hours ago.
I had arrived earlier at MCO
on Spirit and took one of the "reliable" LYNX busses back to my apartment off of Highway 436 just a couple miles north of MCO
. I was walking back to the apartment when I heard a more unusual sounding aircraft landing (a type I didn't recognize by sound). The engines were really whiney sounding and kind of whistling (hard to describe) and the light configuration I did not recognize.
The plane came in around 7:45- 7:50 pm. The plane was landing on 18R and looked to be pretty big. The lighting configuration had quite a few white landing lights, but the fuselage strobe lights on top and below fuselage were white instead of red.
My first thought was an Antonov 124 since I never seen one at night and only seen it land at MCO
a couple times. I went and looked at flytecomm and flightarrivals.com but I didn't see any unusual aircraft at that time on there.
Since nothing was posted, my next thought was military, since I seen a lot of military planes like C-130s with white strobes on fuselage instead of red for some reason. Could it have been a C-5? But why?