Aviation Photo #0952832 Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan - Volga-Dnepr Airlines

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Landing on strong crosswind to Rwy 15. [Nikon D70 + Sigma 80-400]
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    Teemu Heikkonen
    Volga-Dnepr Airlines
    Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan
    Antonov An-124 Ruslan
    Antonov An-124 Ruslan
    Antonov
    9773052062157
    RA-82079
    Helsinki - Vantaa
    Finland
    October 21, 2005
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Comments (81)

Anonymous
15 years ago
Oh my!... What a great moment to get this shot!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Very hard landing, great shot!!!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Nicely captured in a thrilling moment!!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Wow!!! looks awesome, wish i would have been there
Anonymous
15 years ago
Wing down would be the standard landing procedure under crosswind, pls note the a/c is level.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Awesome
Anonymous
15 years ago
See... it's dancing
Anonymous
15 years ago
Wow, great pic Teemu and great landing captain!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Wow... That babe truely was in danger.. great~!
Anonymous
15 years ago
"rudder, RUDDER!" Great shot. I guess you can really do the "wind down" technique in these can't you!
Anonymous
15 years ago
What a brilliant photo.. Right place.. right time... I think the PIC will have a shot or two of Vodka to calm his nerves...
Anonymous
15 years ago
Awesome moment and photo!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Full Marks to Captain!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Looks a bit scary... But great shot! :)
Anonymous
15 years ago
Spectacular ground shot.
Anonymous
15 years ago
WOW! WOW! WOW! I love crosswind landing shots and I love the An124. This shot combines both! Great job! Tony
Anonymous
15 years ago
One of the best shots I've seen of this aircraft, good work!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Great Photo, I love those big planes!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Nicely captured in a thrilling moment!!
Anonymous
15 years ago
I like Antonovs and the crosswind sure moved it!
Anonymous
15 years ago
What a great shot.....showing the main strong landing gears supporting the whole Antonov.......
Anonymous
15 years ago
Nice shot
Anonymous
15 years ago
Big transports have c hallenging landings too.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Most dramatic crosswind landing shot I've seen! Perfect timing, Teemu! Looks like the forward gear will touch way before the left main gear!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Gr8 pic
Anonymous
15 years ago
Very good !. So, each main gear has to be calculated to resist the impact of the landing individually, isn't it ?
Anonymous
15 years ago
Oh, cool!!! strong crosswind can't make the pilots give up the game...
Anonymous
15 years ago
Beautiful!!!!!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Fantastic shot love the 124
Anonymous
15 years ago
Right moment!
Riht place!

BIG PLANE and BIG SHOT!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Lucky shot.
Anonymous
15 years ago
This is what i call a moment of suspense ... great foto
Anonymous
15 years ago
Great shot! The Anhedral (?) on the wings makes the whole a/c look like its more tilted than it actually is!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Firstly, this is a giant aircraft, almost as big as the A380. The Antonov 124 is a versatile aeroplane and I'm sure this landing on such a low landing gear did not cause much discomfort to the crew....great photo for viewing though.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Great Picture Teemu
Anonymous
15 years ago
Hats off to the Captain!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Look Ma, right landing gear first!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Must have been a very strong wind to tilt this big beauty! Great shot!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Getting a crosswind of such a heavy and great plane does not much seem to be familiar
Anonymous
15 years ago
WOW!!!! I love these wings at this aircraft and then this perfect shot in the right moment of this great touch down. Simply fantastic!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Just thinking of the film about emperor penguins ...
Anonymous
15 years ago
Bad conditions, but this is a great shot
Anonymous
15 years ago
It's great it looks like it's going to crash
Anonymous
15 years ago
The distance between No4 engine and the ground!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Nice shot, perfect timing. Respect!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Take it easy man!

Great photo!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Nice shot. How do you feel about the "feeling" of the wheelsssssssss !!!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Engine strike in 3....2.....1 phew! close one. Good timing on the photo!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Wow, the cross wind is strong enough to push her aside! Good one!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Awesome picture. Please explain to me the wind down procedure. What exactly do you mean?
Anonymous
15 years ago
The wing almost touched the ground. WOW!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Is this an acrobatic exercise??? :-)))
Anonymous
15 years ago
Impressive photo.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Hopi bon, means great. nice shot !!!!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Hey... we need to land BOTH sides of this giant!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Iiiiiiihaaaa!!! Other crazy pilot.
Anonymous
15 years ago
What's with all these crazy landings in AN-124s recently?! Great shot of a rare moment!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Always safety! safety!
nice photo!
Anonymous
15 years ago
Sow?!

sure, nice photo, but what's the big deal!
as the guy from finland posted earlier, such airplanes sometimes need to land 'wingdown' in harsh conditions.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Russian bird like a dancing.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Great picture! I believe the pilot was very profesional.
Anonymous
15 years ago
Great clear shot.Very tidy Aircraft.I'm Glad it's not me trying to contend with crosswinds and a wet track.
Anonymous
15 years ago
The teacher order; one leg up.....
Anonymous
15 years ago
I drink to that landing (Vodka)
Anonymous
15 years ago
Good, whole wings are on the pic, but only 50% of the wheels toched down
Anonymous
14 years ago
What a perfect timing! Harri
Anonymous
14 years ago
Nice shot...
Anonymous
14 years ago
Crazy landing... But beautiful photo :)
Anonymous
14 years ago
Bad example to younger pilot's to be.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Nice landing:)
Anonymous
14 years ago
This IS how you land in crosswind, you #%!* fence huggers!! Text book stuff. Nice shot.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Great landing...Antonov 124 is a great plane :)
Anonymous
14 years ago
Bravo
Anonymous
13 years ago
Beautiful delicately-controlled landing in extremely difficult conditions. Reminds me a little of the dancing hippos doing ballet in Fantasia!
Anonymous
12 years ago
First quality photo.Amazing and beautifull plane too.If more cleaver we'll support Russia making more like that.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Ever see something this big doing ballet? Awesome photo!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Holy cow!
Anonymous
11 years ago
I've never seen an aircraft "break wind" before!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Next time put the ABS (Anti-Lock Brake System) to this aircraft and everything will be fine!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Big bird!!!
69   Victoria, Australia
2 years ago
nose gear first

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