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Big Bird

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:36 am
by Krusty
Antonov 225 just airborne from Shannon @ 8:25~.

Nice to see the big bird back in town :D

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:59 am
by AndyMax
I've been on that aircraft. Its amazing.

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:21 pm
by Dutch Roll
crap-just missed it.

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:53 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
May be coming on Saturday again

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:08 pm
by dirk
Around what time does anyone know?

Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:28 pm
by ei6265
I think she's expected in around 14.30 - 14.45 local (13.30z).

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:16 pm
by FLYbyWIT
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.

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:59 am
by michael747
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:

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:54 am
by AndyMax
Just a thought, are you sure you saw the 225 and NOT the 124?

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:57 am
by Dutch Roll
i saw it take off about 2 months ago in shannon,im fairly certain it was the same aircraft,huge.

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

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 9:07 pm
by AndyMax
then its the 124 I have been on.

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:14 pm
by mark
Hi guys,

Paul Daly has posted photos of the Antonov at Shannon to the photo galley at http://www.flyinginirelandmagazine.com/ ... hp?album=9

Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2006 11:16 pm
by Rallye EIBFP
Mark did you get the photo of EI-DOY I sent you for the register? :?: