gkirk
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Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:06 am

Can anyone confirm that the single Antonov 225 (the biggest aircraft in the World - beat that you A380 fans  Silly ) Is either in North America (probably USA) or enroute to North America right now? Just a rumour I'd heard
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 6:33 am

Airline Volga-Dnepr
Flight Number 4843
Departure City (Airport) Sacramento, CA (MHR)
Departure Time 10/04/2005 10:19 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Anchorage, AK (ANC)
Arrival Time 10/04/2005 02:09 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:37
Aircraft Type A124
Current Altitude 32,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 448 mph
Flight Status In Flight

An Antonov 124 heading for ANC, but still don't know about the -225
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bond007
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:09 am

Yeah, plenty of An 124's in the USA at any one time.

The An225 went to Shannon past few days, so correct to assume it may be heading this way - don't know where yet!


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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:21 am

I know the 225 was at Vegas around the end of last month. Don't know its exact location right now though.
 
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:41 am

Quoting Runway23 (Reply 3):
I know the 225 was at Vegas around the end of last month

I bet that was an interesting takeoff and climb out!
 
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:52 am

The AN-225 Mriya, UR-82060 should be on it's way to North-America right now. I don't know the exact route but the aircraft is carrying big electric generators which are to be used in the disaster areas in the southern states.

The aircraft arrived in Keflavik, Iceland near midnight last night and was scheduled to depart again around midnight tonight. I also understand that 1-2 AN-124's came along, but they departed earlier.

I got a change today to go up to the aircraft where it was parked at a remote stand and managed to shoot some photos of it. The weather was not that good (a bit foggy) so they photos aren't that great.

http://asgeir.tristan.is/Myndir/UR-82060-KEF-04102005-1.jpg
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:13 am

Asgeirs,

you went spotting with Aero_145 right? he told me that it was in KEF today and he took some photos. BTW, the AN225 was scheduled to fly to BNA from KEF.

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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:35 am

BNA??!!??!!
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 11:50 am

I wouldnt mind seeing it in PIT, we get the -124 and C-5's every now and again. Would be a cool site to say the least.


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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 2:12 pm

As of 10:10 PM MT, fboweb.com is showing an Antonov 225 flying Keflavik-Mirabel using an Antonov Design Bureau callsign, ADB2995. ETA 03:10 ET.
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:51 pm

Then heading YMX to CWF Chennault Lake Charles, LA.

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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:17 pm

Appears to be on the way to Lake Charles,LA now.



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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:52 pm

Airline Antonov Design Bureau
Flight Number 2995
Departure City (Airport) Montreal, QC, Canada (YMX)
Departure Time 10/05/2005 07:27 AM
Arrival City (Airport) Lake Charles, LA (CWF)
Arrival Time 10/05/2005 09:44 AM
Remaining Flight Time 01:56
Aircraft Type A225
Current Altitude 28,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 497 mph
Flight Status In Flight

Airline Antonov Design Bureau
Flight Number 2995
Departure City (Airport) Reykjavik, Iceland (BIKF)
Departure Time
Arrival City (Airport) Montreal, QC, Canada (YMX)
Arrival Time 10/05/2005 03:06 AM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type A225
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
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KCWF Chennault International Airport
Lake Charles, Louisiana, USA

Runway 15/33
Dimensions: 10701 x 200 ft. / 3262 x 61 m
Surface: concrete, in good condition
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:53 pm

ACTC, I'd like to see one in PIT, too! Well, from the picture above, at least it'll fly over us!
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:10 am

Leo,

That's right. I went to KEF together with Aero_145 to get photos of the aircraft (if you look closely you can see him standing by the wheel boogies in the photo above). There are currently some photos in the queue from at least 3 Icelandic A.net photographers, but they haven't been screened yet (and the screeners apparently didn't reply to the priority requests we sent).


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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:07 am

There was an Antonov in DEN the past few days - saw it with my own eyes.

It was parked on the south de-ice ramp, couldn't get a good pic tho sorry.


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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:38 am

She's currently at IAH on the UPS ramp. Arrived yesterday from Lake Charles, LA carrying a power plant for the hurricane relief effort. I was lucky enough to catch her arrival...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/CAL764/bz_an225_teaser.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/CAL764/bz_ur-82060_4_100505.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/CAL764/bz_ur_82060_xx_100505.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/CAL764/bz_ur-82060_xxx_100505.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/CAL764/bz_ur-82060_xxxx_100505.jpg

Enjoy...  Smile
 
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:38 am

Its in Houston right now. Flew into IAH yesterday at about 4:15p
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:51 am

Good pics IAH777. Any idea where the next movement is?
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:43 am

No clue. One of the -124 crew once told an IAH spotter that they usually leave them in whatever city they stop in until the next mission. I'd imagine that applies to the -225, as well.
 
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:26 pm

it does, we are sitting here waiting for the next job
 
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:34 pm

Quoting Antonovman (Reply 20):
it does, we are sitting here waiting for the next job

Could your next mission be a tour of the aircraft for our spotter group? Heck, we'll even cater it!
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:38 pm

Quoting Antonovman (Reply 20):
it does, we are sitting here waiting for the next job

I'm going out to IAH tomorrow!
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:00 am

hahaha dont you think we see enough spotters on that plane
anyway you'd need to get access to the ramp area, youd need a ramp pass
 
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 3:55 am

Any info about its possible route and destination after IAH?
 
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:37 am

Quoting Antonovman (Reply 23):
hahaha dont you think we see enough spotters on that plane
anyway you'd need to get access to the ramp area, youd need a ramp pass

How about bringing it to Ellington Field (EFD) this weekend for the Wings Over Houston airshow?
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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:09 am

I hope she comes up to SWF again on her way out!


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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 7:14 am

I get a kick out of the phone numbers on the fuselage, as in "Call 380-44-442-53-66 to have the Antonov 225 appear at your next corporate function or kids birthday party."

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RE: Antonov 225 In The USA Just Now?

Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:15 am

I thought I saw one of the Antonov 124s on short final for runaway 5-Left at IND yesterday at around 4:45PM local time. I was about 4 miles away and did not have any binoculars handy.
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