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Antonov Hanging Around on the Ground

I have shot a lot of AN124 Ruslan movements in recent years whether in the Bay Area or now we are in Seattle.  I am still happy to see them, of course, but something a little different is welcome.  When … Continue reading

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An Antonov Departs in the Murk

The IL-76 departure was not the only Volga Dnepr jet heading out that morning.  An AN124 was also in and they scheduled their departures within 30 minutes of each other.  I wasn’t passing the Ruslan up given that I was … Continue reading

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Ruslan Before Sunset

My wife is a trooper.  We were coming back from a day out in the mountains and I saw an Antonov AN124 was coming in to Everett.  It was due to land shortly before sunset and sounded like something I … Continue reading

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Ruslan Chases the Small Guys at Paine Field

Antonov 124s make a regular appearance at Paine Field.  Boeing obviously receives a lot of shipments which I am guessing may be engine deliveries.  Plenty of the flights come from Columbus OH which is near a GE plant and the … Continue reading

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Dear Volga Dnepr, Please Choose Your Time Better

Moffett Field is located close to a couple of satellite manufacturing locations.  When the time comes to ship the satellites to their launch location, the transport of choice is often the Antonov AN124.  Twice, now, I have caught one of … Continue reading

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Night Loading the Ruslan

Waiting on the ramp at Moffett Field for Solar Impulse, over on the other side of the field we could see another visitor.  An Antonov AN124 Ruslan was parked up with its nosed raised in the process of loading a … Continue reading

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Derelict Antonov

If you want a rugged workhorse with a substantial payload, you can do a lot worse than the Antonov AN-2. This bi-plane, powered by a substantial radial engine, has been a workhorse of many operators around the world – particularly … Continue reading

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Rustling the Ruslan

A long time holder of the title of world’s largest aircraft (until superseded by the single example of its big brother) was the Antonov AN124 Ruslan.  This giant freighter was created in the days of the Soviet Union by the … Continue reading

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