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 (and I assume passenger) of the plane.
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.
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
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.
I check FlightAware 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.