jepstein
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Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:26 am

Has anyone ever seen the AN-225 in flight? This means from the ground or the air, when it's high up or on approach.

Does it cruise high enough to make contrails?

If it does, what do they look like?
 
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RE: Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:00 am

I've never seen one in real life. Yes it does cruise at altitudes where contrails are formed. The contrail from an AN-225 must be large as it is powered by six engines.
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RE: Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:00 pm

I've seen it in-flight, and have even gone up close to one several times back when I worked the ramp. They like using ONT as a fuel stop.
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RE: Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:47 am

I've seen it during Paris Air Show (1989??), I'll post some pictures.

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RE: Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:09 pm

Here it is. The only time I saw the Mryia. Photos taken during the Paris Air Show 1989.
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jepstein
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RE: Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:19 am

Cool pics Alphafloor!
 
 
iRISH251
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RE: Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:39 am

I have seen the An-225 at cruise level and, yes, it was contrailing. As far as I remember it was at about FL310 or maybe higher.
 
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RE: Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:35 pm

Nice videos Cmd777300er, thanks for the links.

And cool pictures Alphafloor, ty.
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RE: Seeing The An-225 In Flight

Sun Jul 24, 2005 9:38 pm

Saw it fly at Farnborough (1994, I think) and remember it taking an age to lift off the ground. Very graceful once it was up, though.

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