Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

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Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by bizjets101 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:12 am

Anyone out at Pearson this morning - the worlds largest aircraft is currently 2 1/2 hours out from Pearson ..... http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB3452

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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by halfmilevis » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:54 am

Should finish night shift at around 0630 and was hoping to catch it... any way to know if its landing on the north or south runways?

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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by bizjets101 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:28 am

:) to late for a reply but they'd use 5/23 - looks like they arrived shortly after 7am,
should be on the ground for at least 7 hours.
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by ogopogo » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:04 pm

What are they picking up / delivering?
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by linecrew » Mon Nov 17, 2014 1:37 pm

Mining parts from Sheffield, England.

http://skiesmag.com/news/article/Antono ... sinToronto
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Lotro » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:58 pm

I heard it flies out on Wednesday...
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Hiflyer2 » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:28 pm

Thats pretty frickin impressive! I don't care how many ground up Lada's were used during the construction. Truly a spectacle!
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by xchox » Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:19 pm

Any tours being set up?
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Egres » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:16 am

Any one know why all the fire truck around the beast?
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Illya Kuryakin » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:56 pm

Okay, you got me. I'd sign a training bond to fly that puppy!
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Pop n Fresh » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:21 pm

In communist Russia training bond sign you comrade.
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by PilotDAR » Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:13 pm

I was doing some work at Warplane Heritage in Hamilton a few years back, on a nice summer day. All the doors were open, and I could hear a jet taxiing in. A crowd was gathering to watch. I asked my host what the attraction was. He said, "probably the Antonov again.". Sure enough, in it was coming. I asked my host, Where does he turn that around? My host paused, and then said you'd better go and grab your plane fast! I charged out, jumped the barricade, and made it just in time to unchock it, turn it toward the impending jet blast, rechock it, and hold the prop for dear life.

The Antonov pilot powered around a pivot turn. I did not see a thing, but got lots of FOD blasted at the back of my head. Airmanship? Not so much.....
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Lowjack » Wed Nov 19, 2014 7:43 am

She's departing at noon today for Leipzig:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB3 ... /CYYZ/EDDP
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Gilles Hudicourt » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:09 am

PilotDAR wrote: The Antonov pilot powered around a pivot turn. I did not see a thing, but got lots of FOD blasted at the back of my head. Airmanship? Not so much.....
Was "The Antonov" in your story the 225 ?
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by PilotDAR » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:50 am

Was "The Antonov" in your story the 225 ?
Perhaps not, it did not have that twin tail arrangement. The fuselage and all those main wheels looked about the same though....
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Lowjack » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:53 am

That would have been the 4 engine Antonov 124 then.
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Gilles Hudicourt » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:23 am

PilotDAR wrote:
Was "The Antonov" in your story the 225 ?
Perhaps not, it did not have that twin tail arrangement. The fuselage and all those main wheels looked about the same though....
There are five civilian An-124 operators in the world: Antonov Airlines (from Ukraine), Volga-Dnepr and Polet Airlines (both from Russia), Maximus Air Cargo (from the UAE) and Libyan Arab Airlines (from Libya), operating 26 An-124s, plus that one-of An-225 Operated by Antonov Airlines.

I was once blasted in my Beech 18 by an American Airlines B-767 making a U-turn on the ramp in Port-au-Prince Haiti. Airmanship ? Not so much......
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by flyinthebug » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:23 pm

Beautiful footage of her departure from YYZ today.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=4946 ... nPageNum=1
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by godsrcrazy » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:57 pm

Illya Kuryakin wrote:Okay, you got me. I'd sign a training bond to fly that puppy!
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Oh my God whats the world coming to. It will end if DOC says he would sign a bond to fly this thing. LOL
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by all_ramped_up » Wed Nov 19, 2014 3:34 pm

Saw that behemoth at the YXX Airshow back in the late 80s and then again in YYR a couple years ago.

Truly amazing seeing it claw into the air every time!

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Was lucky enough to have a sunny day and a camera for its YYR visit.
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by Flying Low » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:18 pm

Interesting documentary on the AN-225.

http://youtu.be/4yqnDOxlNEk
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Re: Antonov 225 due in Pearson 06:35 Nov 17 2014

Post by PS-90A » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:32 am

I was once blasted in my Beech 18 by an American Airlines B-767 making a U-turn on the ramp in Port-au-Prince Haiti. Airmanship ? Not so much......[/quote]

Happens every time at most US FBO's..."Airmanship!? ...No, never heard..."
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