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Post by Krusty » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:36 am

Antonov 225 just airborne from Shannon @ 8:25~.

Nice to see the big bird back in town :D

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Post by AndyMax » Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:59 am

I've been on that aircraft. Its amazing.

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Post by Dutch Roll » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:21 pm

crap-just missed it.
115 VAC @400Hz

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Post by Rallye EIBFP » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:53 pm

May be coming on Saturday again

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Post by dirk » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:08 pm

Around what time does anyone know?

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Post by ei6265 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:28 pm

I think she's expected in around 14.30 - 14.45 local (13.30z).

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Post by FLYbyWIT » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:16 pm

Interesting fact about it, Spoke to the guys on the ground who handled it when she was in UK a week or two ago and it took just over 3hrs to refuel it.

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Post by michael747 » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:59 am

I'm not suprised one bit!!!!!!

It takes 300 ton of fuel sure :D
I'd love ta know what the max landing weight is?
They'd be an hour tryin to dump all that fuel :mrgreen:
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Post by AndyMax » Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:54 am

Just a thought, are you sure you saw the 225 and NOT the 124?

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Post by Dutch Roll » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:57 am

i saw it take off about 2 months ago in shannon,im fairly certain it was the same aircraft,huge.
115 VAC @400Hz

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Post by Rallye EIBFP » Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:33 pm

Cant have been- this week has been its first visit in two-and-a-half years!

Photos at http://www.shannonairportenthusiasts.ne ... hp?album=1

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Post by AndyMax » Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:07 pm

then its the 124 I have been on.

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Post by mark » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:14 pm

Hi guys,

Paul Daly has posted photos of the Antonov at Shannon to the photo galley at http://www.flyinginirelandmagazine.com/ ... hp?album=9
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Post by Rallye EIBFP » Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:16 pm

Mark did you get the photo of EI-DOY I sent you for the register? :?:

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