hypersonic
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Antonov AN-22 - Is It Still Flying?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 6:19 pm

Hi community,
Just curious about the status of one of my favourite aircraft, the mighty Antonov AN-22.

I know Antonov Airlines were using this plane (one of the last few flying), however when browsing through the AN-22 pics on this site, unless I'm mistaken NO NEW pics of this aircraft in operation/flying etc have appeared in months! -except for several of the mueum example at Speyer etc.

Have Antonov Airline retired their bird?? (hence why no new pics of her operational etc...) & if so, is that it.... no more AN-22's in the air anywhere?

Hyper

P.S. I'll be asking a similar question about the Shorts Belfast in another thread.
 
A342
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RE: Antonov AN-22 - Is It Still Flying?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:01 pm

Go to www.airfoyle.co.uk and you´ll see the pics, one of them is titled "newly refurbished An-22 seen here at Ostend", dated 2003.
Exceptions confirm the rule.
 
tsnamm
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RE: Antonov AN-22 - Is It Still Flying?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 9:51 pm

I love this plane too...I have a shot of it as my wallpaper!!
speaking of large propeller driven aircraft, do you know if the restoration of the only C-99 has taken place? It was sitting somewhere in Texas rotting away...but they were supposed to move it to the USAF museum in Ohio and restore it...
 
 
whitehatter
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RE: Antonov AN-22 - Is It Still Flying?

Mon Oct 10, 2005 10:33 pm

It gets chartered to move engines around occasionally, seen here on that duty last year..
http://ringwayreports.fotopic.net/c273638.html
Lead me not into temptation, I can find my own way there...
 
hypersonic
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RE: Antonov AN-22 - Is It Still Flying?

Tue Oct 11, 2005 3:09 am

Hi All
Precisely, most of the pics you're pointing to are from last year. There are a few of her flying earlier this year, but none in recent months.

So this has me asking, is she still in service?

Hype
 
hypersonic
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RE: Antonov AN-22 - Is It Still Flying?

Fri Oct 21, 2005 5:55 pm

Hi, again,
Just returning to this topic from last week, as No-One actually managed to give me an answer.....

I.E. Is there an AN-22 Still flying NOW anywhere??? Either with Antonov Airline or another organisation?

It is a shame that NO new pics of her, dated in the last few day's week, showing here in active service are appearing...

A difinative answer to her active status would be most welcome.
Cheers

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