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AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:29 pm

Anyone care to guess where it will go from Bangor today?? It has been a while since it paid a visit to the lower 48.... It usually goes on to Caribbean or S. America from here..
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:36 pm

Supposedly Glasgow Prestwick Airport

https://twitter.com/BoardingPassRO/stat ... 2987665408
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:14 pm

Strange that Bangor is its final destination before returning back across the pond..
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:08 pm

Anyone know what she's hauling from Bangor?
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Antonov A-225 in Bangor, ME today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:28 pm

This is so exciting for me and my kids - we live about two hours south, in Portland, Maine. We can't make it there today but are planning to drive up tomorrow, but I'm afraid it might be gone. I called the airport to find out if there's an ETD, but no luck. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to determine when it will leave, or how long it will stay? Thank you! (Would also love to figure out why it's there...)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB373F

https://www.wabi.tv/2020/07/31/largest- ... gor-today/
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:35 pm

Another curiosity is that I think it stays in BGR till Sunday.
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Re: Antonov A-225 in Bangor, ME today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:49 pm

soulbarn wrote:
This is so exciting for me and my kids - we live about two hours south, in Portland, Maine. We can't make it there today but are planning to drive up tomorrow, but I'm afraid it might be gone. I called the airport to find out if there's an ETD, but no luck. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to determine when it will leave, or how long it will stay? Thank you! (Would also love to figure out why it's there...)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB373F

https://www.wabi.tv/2020/07/31/largest- ... gor-today/

There’s a Facebook group of a225 Mirya spotters that usually have luck tracking this info down. https://www.facebook.com/groups/AntonovAN225/?ref=share
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:38 pm

So it appears to be picking up some type of load at Bangor and heading off to Tel Aviv with two tech stops on the way. That's a lot of lobsters LOL !
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:05 pm

crownvic wrote:
So it appears to be picking up some type of load at Bangor and heading off to Tel Aviv with two tech stops on the way. That's a lot of lobsters LOL !

Load could have been trained or shipped to the coast
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:28 pm

crownvic wrote:
So it appears to be picking up some type of load at Bangor and heading off to Tel Aviv with two tech stops on the way. That's a lot of lobsters LOL !


As a pilot for 45 years and airlines for 30 I have never heard of a tech stop. We have fuel stops and maintenance stops. Sometimes logistical stops, diverts and emergencies... is this new, unique to the 225 it has a tech which I believe it’s a technical which means something technical needs to be done to the plane like maintenance . Interesting term. Is it fad lingo used by non pilots? Then again, I could just be old.....which is usual and the language has been rewritten and I am still flying old 4 gen airliners...

Help the old airline pilot, mechanic,military, instructor on this new term....

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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:55 pm

Wondering about the cargo. According to this account, it’s last swing into North America was to deliver (a lot of) PPE.

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/local/montreal/ ... 22002.html
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:06 pm

reltney wrote:
crownvic wrote:
So it appears to be picking up some type of load at Bangor and heading off to Tel Aviv with two tech stops on the way. That's a lot of lobsters LOL !


As a pilot for 45 years and airlines for 30 I have never heard of a tech stop. We have fuel stops and maintenance stops. Sometimes logistical stops, diverts and emergencies... is this new, unique to the 225 it has a tech which I believe it’s a technical which means something technical needs to be done to the plane like maintenance . Interesting term. Is it fad lingo used by non pilots? Then again, I could just be old.....which is usual and the language has been rewritten and I am still flying old 4 gen airliners...

Help the old airline pilot, mechanic,military, instructor on this new term....

Cheers


I think it tends to be an European linguistic difference. Just a stop not for benefit of passengers. Could be fuel or any number of driving reasons. From ICAO: Technical stop. A stop most commonly used to refuel the aircraft, to make unexpected essential repairs or to respond to some emergency need to land the aircraft. No traffic is unloaded or loaded during a technical stop. https://www.icao.int/dataplus_archive/D ... SSARY.docx

Even NBAA is onboard. https://nbaa.org/flight-department-admi ... ech-stops/
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:09 pm

Sometimes pilots and HQ employee types do not use the same words also. Pilots tend to use nautical miles. The rest of the business uses statute miles, or km outside the US. Frequent flier miles are statute miles and not nautical miles. one example. Passengers, travel agents etc use the word "tech stop" as a business term. Pilots may or may not use the same term.
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:37 pm

reltney wrote:
crownvic wrote:
So it appears to be picking up some type of load at Bangor and heading off to Tel Aviv with two tech stops on the way. That's a lot of lobsters LOL !


As a pilot for 45 years and airlines for 30 I have never heard of a tech stop. We have fuel stops and maintenance stops. Sometimes logistical stops, diverts and emergencies... is this new, unique to the 225 it has a tech which I believe it’s a technical which means something technical needs to be done to the plane like maintenance . Interesting term. Is it fad lingo used by non pilots? Then again, I could just be old.....which is usual and the language has been rewritten and I am still flying old 4 gen airliners...

Help the old airline pilot, mechanic,military, instructor on this new term....

Cheers


It’s in the FOM, FCOM, and even has its own definition in the pilot contract at an airline with which I am familiar. There’s also a divert/tech stop guide in the FCOM. The definition for it in the pilot contract is a landing at an airport planned by dispatch the day of operations for refueling operations.

Edited to add: NBAA seems to use it as well. https://nbaa.org/flight-department-admi ... ech-stops/
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:44 pm

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FYI the 225 comes to Houston and thru an oil field buddy, I have taken my aviation friends out at 2 in the morning to IAH and have crawled all over that thing. Massive is a correct term...


Yes, I live more or less under one of the northern flight paths into IAH and when the 225 comes over at a fairly low altitude it's an amazing thing to watch/hear.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit today...

Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:34 pm

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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:39 pm

Just saw it. Nose open, and now fueling. Is it normal to fuel the day before takeoff?
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:27 pm

soulbarn wrote:
Just saw it. Nose open, and now fueling. Is it normal to fuel the day before takeoff?


With how much fuel they load they are possibly pre-loading it so it doesn't take so long on the day of flight.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:04 am

Just departing to PIK as I write, due 1509L, I'll be heading along later for pictures.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:31 pm

JannEejit wrote:
Just departing to PIK as I write, due 1509L, I'll be heading along later for pictures.


BigJetTV is doing a live broadcast of that tech stop...I wonder if anyone will be on hand for the second tech stop a short hop to CHATEAUROUX...curious as to why its stopping there on its way to Tel Aviv its final destination? Tha AN 225 along with the ultra rare AN-22 have visited there before multiple times..
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:11 pm

We're hoping that it'll make it to TLV, last visit here was 12 years ago...!
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:31 pm

crownvic wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
Just departing to PIK as I write, due 1509L, I'll be heading along later for pictures.


BigJetTV is doing a live broadcast of that tech stop...I wonder if anyone will be on hand for the second tech stop a short hop to CHATEAUROUX...curious as to why its stopping there on its way to Tel Aviv its final destination? Tha AN 225 along with the ultra rare AN-22 have visited there before multiple times..


No tech stop, delivering military cargo
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:00 pm

It has already landed at Prestwick landed about ten minutes ago, A7-MAP C17 landed a few minutes before the AN225
 
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Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:00 pm

LCDFlight wrote:
Sometimes pilots and HQ employee types do not use the same words also. Pilots tend to use nautical miles. The rest of the business uses statute miles, or km outside the US. Frequent flier miles are statute miles and not nautical miles. one example. Passengers, travel agents etc use the word "tech stop" as a business term. Pilots may or may not use the same term.


Good point. Kinda how the pilots, dispatchers, etc. use ICAO airport codes, while at the ticket counter we use IATA.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:48 pm

b747400erf wrote:
crownvic wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
Just departing to PIK as I write, due 1509L, I'll be heading along later for pictures.


BigJetTV is doing a live broadcast of that tech stop...I wonder if anyone will be on hand for the second tech stop a short hop to CHATEAUROUX...curious as to why its stopping there on its way to Tel Aviv its final destination? Tha AN 225 along with the ultra rare AN-22 have visited there before multiple times..


No tech stop, delivering military cargo


Well I am watching it live, its been on the ground for an hour and only fuel trucks present and nose still down. Scheduled out in one hour...
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:02 pm

Just seen it vapour-trailing over Sussex at 33000 ft on it way to CHR.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:32 pm

crownvic wrote:
b747400erf wrote:
crownvic wrote:

BigJetTV is doing a live broadcast of that tech stop...I wonder if anyone will be on hand for the second tech stop a short hop to CHATEAUROUX...curious as to why its stopping there on its way to Tel Aviv its final destination? Tha AN 225 along with the ultra rare AN-22 have visited there before multiple times..


No tech stop, delivering military cargo


Well I am watching it live, its been on the ground for an hour and only fuel trucks present and nose still down. Scheduled out in one hour...


I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there two hours early ! Cops on every junction and plenty of non AV geeks, families & kids etc. Just like the good old days of the Scottish International Airshow, sigh...

Here she is departing PIK to Chateroux.

ImageAntonov-225 at Prestwick 2Aug20 by Jann Eejit, on Flickr

ImageAn-225 @ PIK 2Aug2020 by Jann Eejit, on Flickr
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:58 pm

saw her as clear as day over Cannock this evening
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

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JannEejit wrote:
crownvic wrote:
b747400erf wrote:

No tech stop, delivering military cargo


Well I am watching it live, its been on the ground for an hour and only fuel trucks present and nose still down. Scheduled out in one hour...


I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there two hours early ! Cops on every junction and plenty of non AV geeks, families & kids etc. Just like the good old days of the Scottish International Airshow, sigh...

Here she is departing PIK to Chateroux.



I totally agree with you..I always stated that it was just a tech stop for fuel. My comment was in dispute of what was claimed in post #22 above by another a.netter.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:07 pm

crownvic wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
crownvic wrote:

Well I am watching it live, its been on the ground for an hour and only fuel trucks present and nose still down. Scheduled out in one hour...


I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there two hours early ! Cops on every junction and plenty of non AV geeks, families & kids etc. Just like the good old days of the Scottish International Airshow, sigh...

Here she is departing PIK to Chateroux.



I totally agree with you..I always stated that it was just a tech stop for fuel. My comment was in dispute of what was claimed in post #22 above by another a.netter.


Gotcha ! :bigthumbsup:

I did see the bold Jerry atop his Big Jet TV van eventually. Nice set up he has, I take it he ditched the other guy ? :lol:
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:35 pm

Agreed nice van! yes that was his nephew who help start BigJet TV they have separated for about 2 years now as he went on to be a production manager for Just Planes Videos. Jerry does all the shooting on his own.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:47 pm

crownvic wrote:
JannEejit wrote:
crownvic wrote:

Well I am watching it live, its been on the ground for an hour and only fuel trucks present and nose still down. Scheduled out in one hour...


I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there two hours early ! Cops on every junction and plenty of non AV geeks, families & kids etc. Just like the good old days of the Scottish International Airshow, sigh...

Here she is departing PIK to Chateroux.



I totally agree with you..I always stated that it was just a tech stop for fuel. My comment was in dispute of what was claimed in post #22 above by another a.netter.


The flight to Chateroux is not a tech stop I thought that was the question. The flight to PIK is to refuel because of military contracts/cheap fuel and political actions by the American government to bring tech stops to the city and have crew stay at a certain hotel...
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:08 pm

Chateroux appears to have been a tech stop too... according to this article it was carrying US Army Oshkosh trucks, which are due to be fitted with Israeli made Iron Dome anti-missile technology.

World's largest cargo plane to land in Israel carrying Iron Dome trucks
https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/world ... ael-637284
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:38 pm

Is this the first time the An-225 has landed in Scotland?
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:59 pm

Breathe wrote:
Is this the first time the An-225 has landed in Scotland?


It's previously landed at Prestwick in 2003, 2007 (x3) and 2012. All of which I managed to miss.

https://www.airliners.net/search?aircra ... lay=detail
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:04 pm

b747400erf wrote:
crownvic wrote:
JannEejit wrote:

I don't think they were ever going to open the nose up ? It was a fast turnaround ! Great crowd along at PIK today, road traffic was crazy, and I got there two hours early ! Cops on every junction and plenty of non AV geeks, families & kids etc. Just like the good old days of the Scottish International Airshow, sigh...

Here she is departing PIK to Chateroux.



I totally agree with you..I always stated that it was just a tech stop for fuel. My comment was in dispute of what was claimed in post #22 above by another a.netter.


The flight to Chateroux is not a tech stop I thought that was the question. The flight to PIK is to refuel because of military contracts/cheap fuel and political actions by the American government to bring tech stops to the city and have crew stay at a certain hotel...


Are you talking about the Trump-Turnberry resort in Ayrshire, near Prestwick ? I thought there was a current ban on US service personnel staying there (and anywhere else in the area) owing to Covid-19 control ? USAF aircraft have been overflying the area instead with minimal (if any) refuelling stops.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:07 pm

DUPLICATE POST.
 
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Re: AN-225 lower 48 visit 31JUL2020

Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:42 pm

b747400erf.......Im not sure where you are getting your information from, but all along this was a flight from Bangor Maine to Tel Aviv with 2 scheduled tech stops.

If I had to guess, Prestwick was for fuel and Chateroux was a crew change...

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