World's Largest Operational Airplane Headed to Anchorage

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  1. neppi

    neppi Been here awhile

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  2. Beezer

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    the Russians build airplanes with lots of wheels because then they can build their runways to a "lesser" standard. it also allows them to operate off of "less than wonderful" landing sites anywhere. thats what a Russian engineer told me anyway. sounds like a real Russian approach, but which horse is driving the cart.... he may have been full of it. wish I would have know it was coming, I'da been there
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  3. AlaskaSolstice

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    It took off at about 10am today. Was quite the event, with lots of vehicle and people showing up. Here's a few more photos: batch_DSC_7540.jpg batch_DSC_7556.jpg batch_DSC_7561.jpg P5010223.JPG
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    I don't know about using a side door in flight-- I've never seen any reference to it.

    Thank you for the photo info.

    It just occurred to me that the AN-225 would most likely be stopping over in Anchorage again if it heads back to Tianjin for more medical supplies. You may not have missed it.
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  5. Nailhead

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  6. Nailhead

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    I read on some flight website that the reason the AN-225 has been landing in Tianjin is because it's the only airport in the area whose runways will withstand the weight of such a heavy aircraft.
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  7. Nailhead

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    Headed back your way, landing in 4 hrs.
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  8. Solarmoose

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    Are those flaps on the front of the wing? thanks for the photos guys. Love that stuff. Seems it landed in Fairbanks (my home town) a while back but missed it then.
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  9. Nailhead

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    Leading edge slats, I believe.
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  10. jktpa

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    Worked it a couple of times it and the 124 are a PIA their ins has to spool up on the rwy for 5 to 10 min before they start takeoff roll thats a long time to hog a runway. When it left Tampa one time a couple of us from the tower got to see the inside it was full of car tires bicycles and auto parts being taken back to Russia.
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  11. PistonPants

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    We were out riding today out by the wind farm north of Healy and it flew over. It was big. It sounded big.
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    Got to see it at Fairbanks airport today since it was diverted from ANC. Impressive. It sucked dry several fuel trucks.

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