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Antonov 225

Old 5th Oct 2006, 15:25
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Post the video on youtube and put a link on here. I missed it go but managed to have a good look round inside the thing yesterday. Awesome!!
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 15:34
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will do when I get in.
Somebody already posted on youtube near 24L threshold.
mine is at rotation point
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 16:56
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Originally Posted by charter man View Post
The issues were that the only route to the runway (due to wingspan) requires 9 stands to be closed and a massive exercise with closing roads etc. After pushback it takes at least 15 minutes to stow the towbar so the taxiway is blocked. It then will take a minimum of 15 minutes to taxi for departure. Once lined up, the takeoff procedure involves running all engines at high power for at least 5-6 minutes prior to brake release. We have been given approval for an 0900z.

Cheers for that. Hadn't considered the shutting of stands and taxiways. Still don't quite understand why she couldn't leave after dark when it is quieter around the airport - unless the 24R closures hampered things.

Does that mean that MAN is less likely to host her in the future?

I am slightly surprised that MAN was chosen as the departure airport - were EMA/DSA/STN/PIK not cheaper or easier alternatives?
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Old 5th Oct 2006, 18:24
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Least Manchester has 2 runways and it can work on one for a while whilst the AN225 did its power checks and it was quietest time of the day as well

I went round to 24L threshold with the wife (we must be mad in that rain ) but was well worth watching and the size when you get close up is amazing.
The whole tail section was flexing as the aircraft did its run-up


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Old 5th Oct 2006, 20:46
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Originally Posted by Phileas Fogg View Post
With only one AN225 in existence it would be a reasonable assumption that it would be the same airframe, the second AN225 remains in pieces at the factory.
A bit of news here regarding AN225 number 2

http://www.russian-aviation.net/foru...pic.php?t=1179
Hope it helps
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 09:44
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Great, The next question is then?.......When is it 's expected return to MAN?

Regards, Steve
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 11:43
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As promised short video shot on my digicam
sorry about the shakes!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-ti2lW5n9w

Enjoy
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 12:05
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Was the shakes due the wind or the chill factor because you were soaked?
very good though
I remember being at the airport when the 1st B747 (BOAC) came in
but I think there were a tad few more people there for that as it was in days when the piers were open and it took about 10 minutes to walk the full length
and I was only a kid then I might say

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Old 6th Oct 2006, 13:08
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It is scheduled to return on the 11th October at 20:30 local time.


As someone said to me on the ramp, with it being a freighter, will it be on time.
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 13:24
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Yes was quite wet with the wind from the south. Micheal La Vell [aka Kevin wesbster from the street was there too with his dogs]
I remember the 1st 747, my dad took me. I remember going in terminal 1 at the original entrance with the arched canopies up the stairs, passing the old chandaliers & down to the window as it was early evening.
That I think kicked off my interest. The old viewing days were great, the sights, smell & the noise. Would always cycle down as much as possible after school especially on divert days to see piers A & B full of widebodies. I've seen a few 1st's. Like concorde, space shuttle etc etc, tried to make a career in flying but failed. lack of funds & women!!!!!
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 15:59
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Originally Posted by EGCC4284 View Post
It is scheduled to return on the 11th October at 20:30 local time.
As someone said to me on the ramp, with it being a freighter, will it be on time.
It's not coming back to MAN going elswhere

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Old 6th Oct 2006, 16:15
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Originally Posted by VP8 View Post
It's not coming back to MAN going elswhere
VEEPS

Oh - that's a shame.

Is that because of the slots issues faced on the outbound sector?

I take it you'll be dropping her in DSA/EMA/STN then Veeps?
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 16:51
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Originally Posted by VP8 View Post
It's not coming back to MAN going elswhere
VEEPS
Possibly EMA on Tuesday evening/Wednesday morning from Lagos?
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Old 6th Oct 2006, 17:42
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Originally Posted by AlphaWhiskyRomeo View Post
Oh - that's a shame.
Is that because of the slots issues faced on the outbound sector?
I take it you'll be dropping her in DSA/EMA/STN then Veeps?
No probs with slots in Man, They were very flexible with the aircraft. Customer wants cargo back in the E Midlands area.

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Old 6th Oct 2006, 18:38
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If MAN didn't c K up then its fingers crossed for more ADB highlights in the future. I just wish they would paint her in full colours. Like what a flag ship should be. http://www.aviasvit.com.ua/photo/aviasv445.jpg
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Old 8th Oct 2006, 18:13
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do you guys know if it will be returning to man shortly with what it took out ?
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Old 10th Oct 2006, 21:10
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It's not coming into Man, its definitely going to EMA
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 12:57
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Anyone know when it will be in and out of EMA??
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Old 11th Oct 2006, 17:37
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Announced on Radio Leicester earlier this evening.
Antonov 225 due to arrive EMA during weds night, ETA not known.

EMA will open the aeropark thurs a.m. The aircraft will be parked opposite so should be able to get photos.

Park will be open again fri a.m. Aircraft due to leave about 09.30.

There will be a charge to go into the park (2.00) proceeds to go to the upkeep of the park.
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Old 13th Oct 2006, 14:06
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We flew back into NEMA Yesterday at 02.30 local.
What an experience. I am NoseyParkers partner ( thanks Dear, sorry I couldn't arrange the proposal!!) .
The reason tha we didn't come back to MAN was that they became insreasingly unhelpfull as our departure got more and more delayed. Appears that they wanted the publicity of it landing there, but quickly got bored with it!!
Yes, we did get the stage built in time ( I had a 42 hour day following our departure. The start of the gig was delayed by the Diva like attitude of one of the stars. The whole of Nigeria is based on back handers, and our departure at both ends was all due to monies being promised but not being deliverd.
It's one hell of an experience, and I've got loads of photo's. I will be looking at the YouTube video shortly, as I oddly, couldn't see the take off!

Big Thanks To Bob the Flight Manager, (Phil) CharterMan, and all of the crew. Also to MAnchester Handling, particularly Julian.
Didn't realise tah it was such a coup for them.
Cheers
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