View Full Version : Biggest Plane In The World Enroute to Bangor



WhereRWe?
03-05-2011, 09:02 AM
The Antonov AN-225 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225), the biggest plane in the world, is enroute to Bangor (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB2472), scheduled to arrive at approx 10:00 AM this morning.

This plane was built by Russia to transport their version of a space shuttle, but their space shuttle project was never finished.

Anyone who has watched an Antonov AN-224 airplane land at Bangor (which they do often, transporting MRAP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRAP) vehicles to Iraq and Afghanistan for the US military), will really be impressed with this aircraft.

:D:D:D

79olds
03-05-2011, 11:04 AM
Wow would have liked to have seen this, but didn't see the post soon enough . Will it be returning again.

WhereRWe?
03-05-2011, 11:12 AM
Wow would have liked to have seen this, but didn't see the post soon enough . Will it be returning again.

I've seen the Antonov 124 at Bangor many times, but have never seen the Antonov 225. After all, it's the only 1 in the world. LOL!

If you like "plane watching" like I do, keep an eye on the FlightAware.com (http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBGR) website. Bangor has quite an eclectic mix of aircraft arriving and departing, both because of the long runway (over 2 miles) and the fact that it is the closest customs airport when arriving from/departing to Europe and points further east. (That plus the fact that it has a very good price for aviation fuel - $4.75/gal at Bangor vs $7.82/gal at Boston.) :D:D

Sudonim
03-05-2011, 11:28 AM
I've seen the Antonov 124 at Bangor many times, but have never seen the Antonov 225. After all, it's the only 1 in the world. LOL!

If you like "plane watching" like I do, keep an eye on the FlightAware.com (http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBGR) website. Bangor has quite an eclectic mix of aircraft arriving and departing, both because of the long runway (over 2 miles) and the fact that it is the closest customs airport when arriving from/departing to Europe and points further east. (That plus the fact that it has a very good price for aviation fuel - $4.75/gal at Bangor vs $7.82/gal at Boston.) :D:D

Actually, there are two, but only 1 flying. The last time I read about it, the other one was rotting at some airport and they used it for parts for the one 225 flying.

WhereRWe?
03-05-2011, 12:16 PM
Actually, there are two, but only 1 flying. The last time I read about it, the other one was rotting at some airport and they used it for parts for the one 225 flying.

According to the WikiPedia article (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225) cited in my first post, the 2d AN-225 was never completed. And you MUST believe WikiPedia, right? LOL!

Sudonim
03-05-2011, 01:13 PM
Sure, throw facts in my face! My hearsay was more interesting:)


BTW I like the flight tracker site. Looks like the plane is leaving at 1:10pm for Minsk

Sudonim
03-05-2011, 02:15 PM
Well, it SOUNDED big, but with the low cloud ceiling, I couldn't see it fly over my shop :(

WhereRWe?
03-05-2011, 02:53 PM
Well, it SOUNDED big, but with the low cloud ceiling, I couldn't see it fly over my shop :(

Well, it's left Bangor and is on it's way (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB2472) to Minsk, Russia (actually, Belarus). I wonder what it's carrying...

And checking further, I see that it departed Gostomel Airport in the Ukraine (which is the home airport for Antonov), before arriving at Melbourne, Florida on Thursday, prior to it's trip to Bangor today. Interesting.

EMSDanel
03-05-2011, 03:23 PM
And checking further, I see that it departed Gostomel Airport in the Ukraine (which is the home airport for Antonov), before arriving at Melbourne, Florida on Thursday, prior to it's trip to Bangor today. Interesting.

Well, yaaaaa...... There's probbly few Russians laying in the Florida sun as we speak. I can see it now: Hey Igor, you finally beat Madame Smirnoff in a wrestling match...what are you going to do now? "I'm going to Disneyworld!" :D

team barbieri
03-05-2011, 06:07 PM
"The Antonov AN-225 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225), the biggest plane in the world" that is still flying. It is th heaviest plane in the world. The largest is the Hughes H-4 The "Spruce Goose" located at Evergreen Aviation Museum (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/wiki/Evergreen_Aviation_Museum) in McMinnville, Oregon (http://www.geocachingmaine.org/wiki/McMinnville,_Oregon)

masterson of the universe
03-05-2011, 07:05 PM
I was here at work on the 2nd floor where we can see the whole horizon over the airport. I heard it leave but the clouds were so thick you couldnt even see it pop up from the tree line. Would have loved to know ahead of time so I could have taken an early lunch to get a little closer. I get regular emails form the FlightAware site but they've only created an iPhone app so far according to their site. Maybe some day down the road they'll create something for the android users who are also flight enthusiasts as well.

pm28570
03-06-2011, 07:45 AM
The Antonov AN-225 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225), the biggest plane in the world, is enroute to Bangor (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB2472), scheduled to arrive at approx 10:00 AM this morning.

This plane was built by Russia to transport their version of a space shuttle, but their space shuttle project was never finished.

Anyone who has watched an Antonov AN-224 airplane land at Bangor (which they do often, transporting MRAP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MRAP) vehicles to Iraq and Afghanistan for the US military), will really be impressed with this aircraft.

:D:D:D
Wasn't able to pop into Bangor to see this, however I did see Russia's version of their space shuttle....parked along the river.....during my recent trip to Moscow. Absolutely an amazing city.

UMainah
03-08-2011, 08:11 PM
Wow would have liked to have seen this, but didn't see the post soon enough . Will it be returning again.

I'm not sure how often it stops by, but the last time I saw the An-225 was last October. It actually sat on the tarmac between a couple Stratotankers for a few days before finally departing.

WhereRWe?
03-08-2011, 08:16 PM
I'm not sure how often it stops by, but the last time I saw the An-225 was last October. It actually sat on the tarmac between a couple Stratotankers for a few days before finally departing.

Are you sure it was an AN-225 and not the AN-224? The 224 stops at Bangor all the time, but I've never seen the 225 there. :D:D

Sudonim
03-08-2011, 08:53 PM
Are you sure it was an AN-225 and not the AN-224? The 224 stops at Bangor all the time, but I've never seen the 225 there. :D:D

You mean the AN-124, the Russian version of the C5 Galaxy? I've seen them in Bangor.
The AN-224 was never built, they got rid of the rear cargo door in the design and called it the AN-225.

IIRC the AN-225 has landed at Bangor at least one other time, but never got to see it.

brdad
03-08-2011, 08:59 PM
Sheesh, it's all about the numbers with you guys... :p

Sudonim
03-08-2011, 09:19 PM
The Antonov Design Bureau made some big stuff!
Worlds largest turbo-prop, largest flying aircraft, etc. The AN-22 looks like a C-130 on steroids with 4 double props!

JustKev
03-08-2011, 09:38 PM
Sheesh, it's all about the numbers with you guys... :p

Come on, Dave, relax. It's not a nano in a guardrail.

Sudonim
03-08-2011, 10:05 PM
If it was in a guardrail, you would have to hunt to find the guardrail!!!
(Kinda like finding a small container in a railroad display, just saying...) :D

WhereRWe?
03-09-2011, 08:27 AM
You mean the AN-124, the Russian version of the C5 Galaxy? I've seen them in Bangor.


Yes - I misspoke.

The AN-124 lands quite often - matter of fact - one left Bangor last night (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA4864) enroute to Glasgow, Scotland. And since the flight originated in Charlestown, South Carolina, I would assume that it's another flight carrying MRAP vehicles (http://www.an124.com/2008/09/25/an-124s-contribute-to-mrap-delivery-effort/) for the US military. Strange relationship... :confused:

masterson of the universe
03-09-2011, 09:16 AM
Anyone know where i can buy one of these MRAPs? They look liked they'd be fun to drive around in.

pm28570
03-09-2011, 09:21 AM
Yes - I misspoke.

The AN-124 lands quite often - matter of fact - one left Bangor last night (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA4864) enroute to Glasgow, Scotland. And since the flight originated in Charlestown, South Carolina, I would assume that it's another flight carrying MRAP vehicles (http://www.an124.com/2008/09/25/an-124s-contribute-to-mrap-delivery-effort/) for the US military. Strange relationship... :confused:
Wonder if these vehicles are bound for the former Loring AFB for refitting/overhaul?

Sudonim
03-09-2011, 09:29 AM
From what I've read about the MRAPs, they are so heavy that there is talk that they will be abandoned once they are no longer needed in-country. The cost of airlifting them is scary, 10x the cost of ship transport, but they get there fast.

Dave and Gail
03-09-2011, 09:54 AM
I have seen them both at BGR, the 124 and the 225. What huge aircraft these are, and I wonder if sometimes they are transporting large pieces of generator parts from GE to overseas? I have a photo somewhere of the 225 taking off, taken from behind the hanger at Telfords. I would like to have the cost of one complete set of tires for that bird!!! Or maybe just the cost of the fuel just for warm up and take off!!! Working at Telford for 9 years I sure have seen some "different" aircraft come in and out. I have also had the unique experience oof working on some of them. I guess the strangest was the czech fighter jet owned by a private gentleman. I got to taxi that one around out back for the post maint runs. What a piece of work that thing is!!!! Scary:eek: That what happens when you have enough moneyj to buy dangerous toys:cool:.

WhereRWe?
03-09-2011, 11:25 AM
From what I've read about the MRAPs, they are so heavy that there is talk that they will be abandoned once they are no longer needed in-country. The cost of airlifting them is scary, 10x the cost of ship transport, but they get there fast.

That's why they contract with the AN-124's for shipment: they can carry 6 MRAPs while the C-5a can only carry 4. :D:D

fins2right
03-10-2011, 10:57 AM
Yes - I misspoke.

The AN-124 lands quite often - matter of fact - one left Bangor last night (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA4864) enroute to Glasgow, Scotland. And since the flight originated in Charlestown, South Carolina, I would assume that it's another flight carrying MRAP vehicles (http://www.an124.com/2008/09/25/an-124s-contribute-to-mrap-delivery-effort/) for the US military. Strange relationship... :confused:


Amen! To think I spent all those years guarding fighters designed to blow those things up! :rolleyes: Sigh. Sometimes I miss the ol' U.S.S.R. :D

masterson of the universe
03-15-2011, 04:01 PM
Bruce, you obviously use Flightaware on a regular basis. Im sitting in my office and just watched 4 fighters circle and land. Do only commercial flights show up and anything military isnt published?

Ekidokai
03-15-2011, 04:06 PM
I would not think the military would want anyone to know what they are doing.

WhereRWe?
03-15-2011, 04:48 PM
Bruce, you obviously use Flightaware on a regular basis. Im sitting in my office and just watched 4 fighters circle and land. Do only commercial flights show up and anything military isnt published?

Yes, military flights are blocked. Not sure if it's a government restriction or Flightaware.com (http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBGR) policy. Also, many celebrity aircraft are blocked at the owner's request. The aircraft numbers of many celebrities are available on the internet, however, and you can identify celebrities arriving or departing an airport that way. And knowing the tail number, you can look up on FlightAware to see where they are or have been recently.

But they do talk on air traffic control, and we always have the scanner on when we're near any airport. Also, the LiveATC.net (http://www.liveatc.net/) site broadcasts air traffic control chatter for many airports (not Bangor), and can be especially fun when there is bad weather or a problem with the aircraft.

Cache Maine
03-16-2011, 07:57 AM
I can't believe I missed the 225 again. I was within a few miles of the airport and could have seen it. Hopefully next time.

The Dreamlifter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747_Large_Cargo_Freighter) has been through Bangor....that is a neat one too.

masterson of the universe
03-16-2011, 09:02 AM
This (http://ntsb.gov/ntsb/query.asp) is another cool site for those of you into flight (or in the case of this site, the lack there of).

pm28570
03-16-2011, 01:51 PM
..... is updated. http://www.newairplane.com/747/ Due to fly on Sunday.

UMainah
03-20-2011, 07:29 PM
Are you sure it was an AN-225 and not the AN-224? The 224 stops at Bangor all the time, but I've never seen the 225 there. :D:D
AN-225 at Bangor on Oct 4th last year. Photo courtesy of the user that posted it on flightaware

http://e0.photos.flightcdn.com/photos/retriever/9e20a7729974b6f1d19baf144816d29c30ae392d

Fins_Up
03-20-2011, 09:13 PM
That 747-8 is nice but I must say this AN-225 is an impressive beast. I would love to see the landing and take-off. That must be quite a sight.

dufzor
03-21-2011, 02:29 AM
AN-225 at Bangor on Oct 4th last year. Photo courtesy of the user that posted it on flightaware

http://e0.photos.flightcdn.com/photos/retriever/9e20a7729974b6f1d19baf144816d29c30ae392d
Thanks for posting that! I would really like to see it!

Mainiac1957
03-21-2011, 06:05 AM
Where I live in Brewer I see and here them fly out of Bangor on a regular basis. They seem to be moving so slow it's a wonder they are even staying in the air. Most impressive indeed.

msteelee
03-21-2011, 07:36 AM
I've heard rumbling, hovering aircraft here as well. I assumed it was the C5's. Maybe not. Neat to think it might have been this one.

brdad
03-21-2011, 07:48 AM
I've heard rumbling, hovering aircraft here as well. I assumed it was the C5's. Maybe not. Neat to think it might have been this one.

I just think you're hearing that alien spaceship Ekidokai is always looking for.

WhereRWe?
03-21-2011, 07:59 AM
I've heard rumbling, hovering aircraft here as well. I assumed it was the C5's.

Yes, the C5's behave the same way - loud and slow. They look like they're crawling. LOL! It's fun to be under the approach at the end of the runway when one of these big ones come in. :D

pm28570
03-21-2011, 08:16 AM
Yes, the C5's behave the same way - loud and slow. They look like they're crawling. LOL! It's fun to be under the approach at the end of the runway when one of these big ones come in. :D
While I haven't seen the specs on this, I would imagine landing speed to be around 150 knots or so....about 175 miles an hour. Hard to believe it when you're watching them on final.

msteelee
03-21-2011, 08:20 AM
Yes, the C5's behave the same way - loud and slow. They look like they're crawling. LOL! It's fun to be under the approach at the end of the runway when one of these big ones come in. :D

Oh, yeah!:D

WhereRWe?
03-26-2011, 04:32 PM
RULost2? and I stopped to watch planes for a while today as a part of our regular commissary/PX run to Bangor Air National Guard Base.

In addition to the regular air traffic, we saw one civilian Embraer with the tail number G-SUGA. I thought it was interesting, so I wrote it down and researched it when I returned home. Here's the owner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Sugar) (and I assume passenger) of the plane.

Interesting! :D:D

Ekidokai
03-26-2011, 06:45 PM
Very interesting.

WhereRWe?
03-26-2011, 07:04 PM
Very interesting.

Yup. But it's far more interesting if you have a scanner so you can listen to air traffic control! LOL!

Ekidokai
03-26-2011, 07:13 PM
Naw that's boring. I turn it on now and then. The big voice is more interesting. I don't have the timing down yet but the PA system they have out there and the people running tests on it are funny as hell.

fins2right
03-26-2011, 10:17 PM
Yes, the C5's behave the same way - loud and slow. They look like they're crawling. LOL! It's fun to be under the approach at the end of the runway when one of these big ones come in. :D

The last air base I was assigned to was Griffiss AFB in Rome, N.Y. (Now closed) It was the first time I worked with B-52's. They had a very steep angle to the wings which allowed them to take off with heavy bomb loads. It also allowed them to land nose down, as opposed to nose up. The first time I saw one land I was convinced it was heading straight for a crash! (I did see one catch on fire once, that was exciting :eek:)

Amazing that the Air Force is still using those planes. They started the prototype in the early 50's I think. Heck I have a 10 year old car I'm thinking of junking. I have flown in the C-5A. Nice, easy flight. No creature comforts, but better than the KC-135 or the hold on to your ass ride of the C-130

JustKev
03-27-2011, 07:04 AM
The last air base I was assigned to was Griffiss AFB in Rome, N.Y. (Now closed) It was the first time I worked with B-52's. They had a very steep angle to the wings which allowed them to take off with heavy bomb loads. It also allowed them to land nose down, as opposed to nose up. The first time I saw one land I was convinced it was heading straight for a crash! (I did see one catch on fire once, that was exciting :eek:)

Amazing that the Air Force is still using those planes. They started the prototype in the early 50's I think. Heck I have a 10 year old car I'm thinking of junking. I have flown in the C-5A. Nice, easy flight. No creature comforts, but better than the KC-135 or the hold on to your ass ride of the C-130

My father retired out of Amarillo AFB in Texas in 1967 when they grounded him due to his bloodpressure. At the time he retired he was in the Strategic Air Command and flew B-52's. I have vague memories of going to the base with my cub scout pack and getting a tour of a B-52. When he was still with us, you could get my father to talk for hours if you brought up flying or B-52's.

WhereRWe?
03-28-2011, 08:24 AM
If anyone in the area wants to see an Antonov 124 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-124) land at Bangor, there's currently one enroute from Houston (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ADB2498), due to land at 2:00 PM today (Monday). :D:D

ABORT! ABORT! This flight just dropped off FlightAware. My guess is that the flight was cancelled. I'll keep watching... LOL!

masterson of the universe
06-05-2011, 08:17 PM
If anyone wants to see this, there is another Antonov 124 in Bangor. There is one currently parked there with a great viewing opportunity at the end of a little road off Main Road between Griffin Road and Godfrey Blvd. The kids thought that it was pretty impressive.

WhereRWe?
06-06-2011, 06:50 AM
I check FlightAware (http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBGR) a couple of times per day, and note that there have been at least a couple of A-124's in the last 2 days. When I see one that is enroute or on the ground, I'll try and post a note here. They really are impressive - especially seeing them land.

Ekidokai
06-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Landing yes and taking off. It is wondrous as how a huge thing like that just kind of leaves the ground.

WhereRWe?
06-06-2011, 05:49 PM
Landing yes and taking off. It is wondrous as how a huge thing like that just kind of leaves the ground.

True - but trouble is, when these things take off, they're usually quite a way off. If they're landing on runway 13, you can park right under the flight path. REALLY COOL! (There used to be a geocache there, too. Is it still there?)

masterson of the universe
06-06-2011, 09:03 PM
If youre referencing "Loudest View", that was removed by the Reservists. That was mine out near the middle of the run way. There is still Flight Watch near the end of the Telford Aviation road.

WhereRWe?
06-07-2011, 08:10 AM
There is still Flight Watch near the end of the Telford Aviation road.

Yeah - that's the one I was thinking of. :)

dufzor
06-07-2011, 10:05 PM
I check FlightAware (http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBGR) a couple of times per day, and note that there have been at least a couple of A-124's in the last 2 days. When I see one that is enroute or on the ground, I'll try and post a note here. They really are impressive - especially seeing them land.
Thank you!!!!

WhereRWe?
07-23-2011, 04:17 PM
An Antonov-124 is currently enroute to Bangor (http://flightaware.com/live/flight/VDA1064), arrival time 5:26 PM.

dufzor
07-25-2011, 02:49 AM
Missed it. I have looked around the site, and did not find an answer so thought I would ask you WhereRWe?. Is there any way to tell from this or another site what was wrong with the plane that declared emergency last week or so. I made the Bangor daily and being right under the flight path, it was low, loud and scary, for a long time! Last I heard by newspaper and by a Mainiac is that the airline was not answering any phone calls about the incident.

WhereRWe?
07-25-2011, 04:51 PM
Missed it. I have looked around the site, and did not find an answer so thought I would ask you WhereRWe?. Is there any way to tell from this or another site what was wrong with the plane that declared emergency last week or so.

Yes, there is, but I can't find it right now. There's a site that shows reports on all air traffic events. I'll look for it and post a link later, but I didn't want to delay a reply to your question.

dufzor
07-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Yes, there is, but I can't find it right now. There's a site that shows reports on all air traffic events. I'll look for it and post a link later, but I didn't want to delay a reply to your question.

Thank you! Another pal on FB wrote about it too, She couldn't see the plane but she heard it and felt the vibrations and she and her daughter ran out of their house to look for it. Then I talked to a Mainiac from the base and he said that it was probably flying on one engine to be so loud, but that US air was still not answering calls. This is what I wrote about the ex on my FB page.:
OMG! I heard this one go over. It was TOO low and the sound went on and on. I was very scared and tried to convince myself that I have watched too many "Seconds from Disaster" shows. Mugsy (cat) and I were on the bed and she was staring up at the sky too, trying to find the plane in the clouds. I wanted to pick her up and run but how do you run from a large aircraft having obvious problems that you can't even see! I felt the same tension as when I watch Air Emergency, but this was REAL and the tension was much greater. I really was waiting for impact nearby if not on our house. I kept remembering that on the show Air Emerg, the planes computers always say "TOO LOW TERRAIN" and I was repeating that in my head as if trying to psycichly (I know, sp) to the plane! Back when I was on the Red Cross's National Disaster Team, I took a 5 hour course re: plane crash emergencies and did a walk thru rescue of a plane crash at another training at BIA and I was trying to remember what I learned so that I could assist if it didn't take us out! I can see why they met the plane with emergency crews! It sounded horrible!

firefighterjake
07-26-2011, 08:00 AM
There are a lot of in flight emergencies . . . smoke in the cockpit, one engine out, etc. . . . it's a lot more common than most folks realize. The first few times I thought it was a major event . . . now after hearing dozens of these types of calls they generally turn out to not be that big of a deal . . . not that the situation couldn't go south. . . .

WhereRWe?
07-26-2011, 04:44 PM
Yes, there is, but I can't find it right now. There's a site that shows reports on all air traffic events. I'll look for it and post a link later, but I didn't want to delay a reply to your question.

I think this is the site (http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/) I was thinking of.

dufzor
07-26-2011, 09:39 PM
There are a lot of in flight emergencies . . . smoke in the cockpit, one engine out, etc. . . . it's a lot more common than most folks realize. The first few times I thought it was a major event . . . now after hearing dozens of these types of calls they generally turn out to not be that big of a deal . . . not that the situation couldn't go south. . . .

Do they declare emergencies and return to the airport for all of those events? Not being sarcastic, just wondering.

dufzor
07-26-2011, 09:56 PM
I think this is the site (http://www.faa.gov/data_research/accident_incident/preliminary_data/) I was thinking of.

Thank you. Tried that. Since the incident is over 10 days old 7/11-12/2011, the site tells me to go to the NTSB site, where I find no mention, maybe because they landed safely so there was no accident report?

firefighterjake
07-27-2011, 08:00 AM
Sometimes . . . more often it's an emergency with an in-bound flight originating from somewhere else.

dufzor
07-28-2011, 04:31 AM
Did find out that they only got a bit past Swan lake before making the U turn. That explains why it was so loud for so long.

masterson of the universe
08-05-2011, 09:28 AM
There are several Antanov 124's coming through Bangor today. There are two out on the deck right now with one scheduled to leave in a little bit. Again, if you haven't seen one, take a look....

masterson of the universe
08-05-2011, 12:21 PM
Just came back from lunch and had seen the third one land. Soooo big and sooo slow to watching them touch down. All three are parked. According to the BIA Facebook page, at least one of them is leaving early this afternoon. Impressive.

WhereRWe?
08-06-2011, 08:05 AM
For some reason there's a flurry of Antonov-124's arriving in Bangor. Two arrived/left yesterday, one is due to depart in a couple of minutes, and another is on the ground with no projected departure. Great opportunity to see these big planes! (I note that they're all departing for Prestwick, Scotland. It's unusual that all these planes have the same destination. Since there originating from Charleston AFB, SC., I assume they're transporting MRAP vehicles for the US military...

WhereRWe?
08-09-2011, 07:22 AM
There's an Antonov-12 currently on the ground at Bangor. No projected departure yet, but if you're interested, monitor FlightAware.com (http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBGR) for the routing to be posted.

dufzor
08-10-2011, 12:50 AM
Hope its still there on thurs!

WhereRWe?
08-10-2011, 03:43 PM
Hope its still there on thurs!

Sorry - left at about 3:20 AM this morning. LOL!

Ekidokai
08-11-2011, 11:19 AM
It was amazing.

It was even very quite. You didn't even hear it taxiing to the start point. A shorter trip down the runway than I would have thought and then it just lifted off.

They make a lot more noise landing and taking off during the day. Only felt the ground shake a little too.

leslieturn
10-07-2011, 12:01 PM
I am, admittedly, a novice when it comes to planes...but you guys got me interested enough with this thread that I did some research. By that I mean I did what every good moderately intrigued novice would do. I trolled youtube looking for videos of the plane. The 225 is absolutely massive! I remember when I saw Air Force One over nyc moving (http://www.beltmann.com/new-york-city-movers.aspx) right along. I can't imagine seeing that beast gliding over my neighborhood!

cano
10-07-2011, 12:24 PM
I was driving on a road near airport yesterday and a HUGE airplane was flying low next to me getting ready to land. It was an amazing moment, too bad I didn't have camera available at that moment.

WhereRWe?
10-09-2011, 04:45 PM
I was driving on a road near airport yesterday and a HUGE airplane was flying low next to me getting ready to land. It was an amazing moment, too bad I didn't have camera available at that moment.

Looking at FlightAware (http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KBGR), I don't see that any big charter planes arrived, so it was probably a military flight (C-5A or something - the US's biggest plane). They don't show up on FlightAware.