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Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:46 am

Flew home to IAH today and landed around 12:00. There was an AN-12 on the cargo ramp. Didn't have anything but my phone camera, but waited around to watch it depart around 12:47. I've never seen an AN-12 at IAH or at all really. Anyone know the story on this plane?
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:52 am

The AN12 is a fairly regular visitor to IAH. Not really rare but not common like the 124. I remember seeing one for the first time playing football at school in 7th or 8th grade, my school was under the 27 approach. That thing was super smokey! I've been away from Houston now for just over 3 years but it was becoming more frequent there as well before I moved and I've seen some pictures in the database of it in IAH after I moved.
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:23 am

Cavok Air has been flying MGA-IAH-SBD round trips for months now. I'd definitely be curious to know what they're carrying...
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:34 am

It is regular visitor at IAH. It flies between Latin America/ Caribbean, Houston and St Bernardino as well. It is Cavok Air UR-CKM An-12 in orange/navy colors that replaced UR-CKL which was flying between these airports since Christmas.
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:53 am

Seen and heard (above the clouds) a few times in the last few months here in Central Texas en-route to IAH from SBD..unique sound usually about 20-23, 000 ft or less.
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:01 am

gabik001 wrote:
It is regular visitor at IAH. It flies between Latin America/ Caribbean, Houston and St Bernardino as well. It is Cavok Air UR-CKM An-12 in orange/navy colors that replaced UR-CKL which was flying between these airports since Christmas.


The San Bernardino flying has been going since around last July or thereabouts, and usually continues from IAH to Managua (MGA.) I've recorded UR-CJN, UR-CNN, UR-CKL, and once, UR-CNT (Ukraine Airalliance instead of Cavok.) I'm impressed that it's been regular enough flying that they've rotated different aircraft in and out, and curious about what the cargo onboard is.

One day by chance there was a civilian C-130 visiting SBD on the same day - kind of an interesting comparison.
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:26 am

there were two AN -12s parked together at MIA yesterday as well..
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:29 am

Saw a Cavok Air AN-12 at YYZ last December, flying in from SBN. is that airport some sort of hub for them?
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:17 pm

I heard an An-12 that had just left IAH a few minutes ago. At 4500 feet about half a mile from my house. Very noticeable compared to the rest of the traffic I hear (and see when I bother to walk outside). I imagine it would have been loud if I had actually been under the flight path!
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:57 pm

Definitely strange times with Soviet-era turboprops flying around America. I remember this one time in the 90s (NOT band camp) I was out at Stapleton (DEN) and three Russian aircraft were cruising overhead at high altitude. I think it was 2x TU-95 and an IL-76. Most likely during one of their visits to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana. It was sooooo cool! 8-)
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:26 pm

Let me know when the 225 is in town. That’s real news
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:39 pm

Threads like this should be forbidden without pics...
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:17 pm

ojjunior wrote:
Threads like this should be forbidden without pics...

Posts like these should be forbidden without the "thumbs up/like" option! ;)


How many AN-12's are still flying around nowadays?
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:32 pm

crownvic wrote:
there were two AN -12s parked together at MIA yesterday as well..


Here's a clue. The AN-12's are owned by SRX Group which is based in MIA, with branch offices in Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan.

http://www.srx.aero/about/srxgroup

Here's some descriptions of the aircraft in their fleet:

http://www.srx.aero/services/charters/fleet
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:37 pm

ojjunior wrote:
Threads like this should be forbidden without pics...


Can't help with IAH since I don't live there, but here are some shots I've taken of them at SBD:
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Outbound for Houston in August - smoky!
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Ukraine Air Alliance ship in December
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On the ramp in February - behind it is a Norwegian 787 on lease return that landed earlier in the morning.
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:13 pm

Newark727 wrote:
ojjunior wrote:
Threads like this should be forbidden without pics...


Can't help with IAH since I don't live there, but here are some shots I've taken of them at SBD:
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Outbound for Houston in August - smoky!
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Ukraine Air Alliance ship in December
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On the ramp in February - behind it is a Norwegian 787 on lease return that landed earlier in the morning.


That's what i'm talking about!
Nice catches bud.
Thx
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:35 am

molitvic20 wrote:
Let me know when the 225 is in town. That’s real news


If you don't like an AN12 you are in the wrong group.
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:03 am

code176 wrote:
Cavok Air has been flying MGA-IAH-SBD round trips for months now. I'd definitely be curious to know what they're carrying...

I get the MGA end of things, as Houston has many connections with Central America. But what on earth is at or near SBN that would require such an aircraft?
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Fri Apr 16, 2021 1:58 am

KSBD, San Bernardino, CA, old Norton AFB.
 
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Re: Antonov AN-12 out IAH today

Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:07 am

The An-12 is a beast. When I see one, I always think about that story in 1986 when the crew of an An-12 that took off from Chelyabinsk has lost consciousness on climbout because of hypoxia (as discovered later, an escape hatch was not properly closed). The An-12 was not on autopilot when the pilots passed out. It continued to climb on its own, stabilized somewhere between 7000 and 8000 meters and has flown over Siberia for 1 hour 10 minutes totally uncontrolled, changing directions at the whim of wind currents. Fortunately, the second pilot (=FO in the Soviet system) woke up and managed to bring the plane to a lower altitude to allow the rest of the crew to recover and land.

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