Unlike BHXDTW was fortunate enough to be at NEMA to see the An-225 go out - I was right at the end of the runway when the giant came towards me with just over 100 tonnes of gifts for under priveledged children on board.
The An-225 was no more than 50ft above my head - the sight was awesome, the whole sky filled with aeroplane - and the noise!!!
I only live 10 minutes away from NEMA and I must have gone to see this aircraft half a dozen times. It doesn't matter how often you see it, you still can't believe it! We have An-124's in all the time from Polet, Antonov and Volga Dnepr but they pale into insignificance in comparisom.