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Antonov 225

Old 1st Oct 2006, 14:39
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Antonov 225

Antonov 225 ur82060 has just touched down in manchester. It will be here until tuesday when it will then depart to lagos at around lunchtime.
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Thanks for that Steve, muchly appreciated. That's the one we saw at East Midlands a while back but I'll be keeping my eyes upwards on Monday afternoon in the hope that it routes down this way (Berkshire).
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 17:26
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Steve, you say lunchtime, can you not be more exact as ive only got a limited time to spare on Tuesday?

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Reported to be 0600Z.
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Originally Posted by stu2ii2 View Post
Steve, you say lunchtime, can you not be more exact as ive only got a limited time to spare on Tuesday?

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As with any cargo charter, there are many factors which will determine ETD...

Cargo availability, loading time, docs, overflights, weather etc etc.


Anyone know what it's carrying from MAN? (Veeps?!)

Presuming it's oil equipment to Nigeria????

The An225 charter from EMA last year wasn't any more than a 124 load, so this might be the first "proper" commercial 225 load out of the UK? N'est pas?
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 17:59
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Departing sometime between 11am and 12 noon local time. It cant take off any earlier because of the airport being to busy. Its taking stage equipment to Lagos for some kind of event. All this info taken from aircraft captain and local operations.
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Is that 11am - 12 tommorrow Steve?
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 20:17
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departing BETWEEN 11am AND 12noon on TUESDAY!!
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 21:20
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Originally Posted by HEATHROW DIRECTOR View Post
Thanks for that Steve, muchly appreciated. That's the one we saw at East Midlands a while back but I'll be keeping my eyes upwards on Monday afternoon in the hope that it routes down this way (Berkshire).
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.
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Old 1st Oct 2006, 21:59
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AN225

With any luck it will route via Southampton so I will be looking out for it passing just west of LHR.Any idea of the radio frequencies it is likely to use so I can listen for it while I paint the lounge?.
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Heard that it might be leaving at 7am Tueday, can anyone confirm this?
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Three AN124's parked side by side at NEMA this morning-very impressive!
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I went home via donington to take a closer look but could only see two
124's did 1 leave about 05:00L I heard an aircraft from the office, but did not
bother to look and see what it was, sounded large though, pics anyone of the
trio ?

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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 15:49
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was taxying for departure at 1350L as I left work, bound for Toulouse
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Originally Posted by steve platt View Post
Departing sometime between 11am and 12 noon local time. It cant take off any earlier because of the airport being to busy. Its taking stage equipment to Lagos for some kind of event. All this info taken from aircraft captain and local operations.

Saw some of the load today on the back of some big trucks at the Cargo Centre.

No wonder they needed the An-225.

Reckon it'll be a shallower climbout than a PIA 742 on a warm day!
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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 17:43
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When it came to EMA recently it spent around 7 mins on the runway prior to take off running its engines at fullish power. I hope ATC take that into account!
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standard technique for both 124/225-and yes has been known to cause the odd problem!
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Originally Posted by almost professional View Post
standard technique for both 124/225-and yes has been known to cause the odd problem!

Do they take passengers accompanying the cargo on their flights?

i.e. - Would the roadies for the stage stuff going to Lagos lfy on board or travel separately?

I know the 225 has got a big living area above, but it has a lot of crew on-board.
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Old 2nd Oct 2006, 18:28
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It's currently planned out at 1100L (although likely to change!) & should be on a HON (Honiley) SID

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