Just seen a MASSIVE plane fly past the office window
My parents live under the flightpath from East Midlands, when it goes over (usualy very low as it weighs so much) it shakes their walls. That in itself would be impressive if they lived in a David Willson box made from papiermache and singe skin of bricks, but they live in a 300 year old house with 3ft thick solid walls!Posted 4 years ago
It was a monster, with two tail fins. Bit of digging reveals…Posted 4 years agodarkcoveSubscriber
Went to see it! It really is huge:
Though some what suprisingly it wasn’t the most spectular sight of the day. That went to this TCX A330, birdstrike and aborted takeoff!
Caught on video (NOT MINE, but well done to them for catching it),some colourful langauge so be careful!Posted 4 years agoCountZeroMember
We used to get an Antonov from Heavy Lift fly into RAF Lyneham from time to time, along with their Belfasts, carting supplies out to the Gulf, but that thing is chuffing ginormous! Makes a C5 Galaxy look a bit undernourished.Posted 4 years ago
 good bit of video of the engine blowout on that Airbus!
Was out of service for a long time as well. Built to carry the Soviet space shuttle and when the program was shut down the plane went out of service and had bits scavenged from it and generally started falling apart.
Took them a long while to get it airworthy again.
Danny BPosted 4 years agotthewSubscriber
I used to cycle round the perimeter of Farnborough to college, (this was a LONG time ago) and another 6 engine Antonov was there for the airshow. It spat it’s engine rotor out one day, so another turned up with a spare. 2 of them parked side by side. They are very graceful once up in the air.Posted 4 years agoiain1775Subscriber
Northwind – Member
Someone’s ordered a chainlink from CRC.
If we have awards at end of year for best post then this is the winnerPosted 4 years ago
Nothing in the next 6 months will come close
Genuine laugh out loud moment, even the non biking long suffering with postman and crc boxes wife was chuckling
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