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Discussion in 'Transportation' started by scooter22, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. Last week we had an Antonov An-124 show up on the ramp for a few hours. Why was she there? A brand new Agusta AB-139 was loaded and off they went.
    I felt a little bad for the crew, they were bummed they didn't get to RON and enjoy a little of Florida ...

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    Truly an incredible airplane. The entire floor is made of Titanium.
    The helo went in through the front, and the rotors were loaded through the rear door via a movable crane.

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    When it was time for departure, she blasted off using roughly half of the 10,000' runway. (Of course, all she had was one medium sized helo and a 48,000 GALLON drink of Jet A. Wow.

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  2. rotxlk82

    rotxlk82

    Jul 20, 2007
    UK
    That's a pretty serious bit of kit there Warner, thanks for showing it to us
     
  3. LDB415

    LDB415

    929
    Apr 26, 2008
    Texas
    That is definitely cool.
     
  4. Awesome. I saw one parked in KMIA a few years ago while waiting for cargo.

    How did you get that kind of access to it? Well done!
     
  5. Hey Alex. My office is in Jet Aviation, the FBO where the An-124 parked.
    It is one BIG airplane.
     
  6. Walt

    Walt

    135
    Jun 12, 2008
    North Carolina
    That plane is big, thanks for sharing.

    walt
     
  7. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Way cool! both of them. The AN and the Agusta.
     
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