Special delivery – Courtesy of the An-124

In this unusual scene, captured over the weekend, a Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124 is unloading a fuselage section for a 747-8F. Although the An-124 has been used in the past to transport components to Everett, it is a very rare sight these days and most parts of this type are shipped by rail (or, if they […]

Up Close With the AN-124

A surprise visitor to the Seattle area earlier this month, one of Polet’s four active AN-124 Ruslan freighters is seen here on the taxiway before departing to Anchorage. The aircraft, RA-82068 (msn: 9773051359127), must not have been heavily loaded – needing just about 6000 feet to rotate and take off, not much for such a […]

Antonov An-124 at BFI

Boeing Field is a good place to spy interesting aircraft, mainly of the Boeing variety. Everything from Military 707 variants to the newest 787 graces this airport. But so do many aircraft that aren’t connected with Boeing and many unusual charters and business aircraft stop in. This Volga-Dnepr Antonov An-124 was the undoubted star of […]
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