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An-124 @ PBI!

Mon May 14, 2007 4:52 am

So there I was...laying out in the pool at my folks' home northwest of PBI, when I hear a massive roar shatter the skies above the house...looking up, I see a massive 4 engine plane roar overhead pretty low, no higher than about 2500 feet, at its highest...it was easily identifiable as an An-124...I immediately got out of the pool, shouted a couple of expletives (which caused my folks to come running outside, thinking I was about to drown or something) as I watched the beauty fly overhead as it made a graceful right turn just after passing over...I hastily dried off and went to flightaware, and it seems this bird was coming in from Leipzig and it was a Volga-Dnepr bird...any idea what it's bringing in or picking up and how long it's staying??

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA4633
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Falcon Flyer
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Tue May 15, 2007 11:53 am

Looks to be flying to Amman via Gander...
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA2334
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Rhodylee
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Tue May 15, 2007 1:20 pm

Blackhawks maybe? Sikorsky has a plant near West Palm.
 
bimmerkid19
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Tue May 15, 2007 5:30 pm

Quoting Rhodylee (Reply 2):
Blackhawks maybe? Sikorsky has a plant near West Palm.

makes sense, the Omani Government already has a few and it looks like they might be receiving more still.
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CV580Freak
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Tue May 15, 2007 7:59 pm

Quoting Falcon flyer (Reply 1):
Amman via Gander

Amman = Jordan
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Sinlock
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Tue May 15, 2007 10:20 pm

If it's not Blackhawks, I'd put my money on Polo horses.

We had an Emirates Cargo A310F here at FLL to pick up some Polo ponies about 2-3 weeks ago.

[Edited 2007-05-15 15:22:28]
 
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Wed May 16, 2007 12:17 am

Why would they use an Antonov to carry horses? How many horses would you have to ship to need an Antonov that an A310 or DC-10 couldn't do?
 
bimmerkid19
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Wed May 16, 2007 2:16 am

Quoting Bimmerkid19 (Reply 3):
the Omani Government already has a few and it looks like they might be receiving more still.



I think i meant to say Jordanian maybe.. i dont know.. lol Big grin
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Wed May 16, 2007 3:46 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 4):
Amman = Jordan

Yeah. I know.
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rb211tristar
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Wed May 16, 2007 3:59 am

Just saw one out of IAD... I guess I should have read this post first.  Silly
 
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RE: An-124 @ PBI!

Tue May 22, 2007 3:21 pm

Snapped a lucky photo at PBI May 11, 2007 dusk.
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May 11, 2007 @ PBI
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