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  • Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Yep = they’re monsters alright

    Seen it a few times at airshows in the early 90’s – awesome sight.

    Cheers

    Danny B

    allthepies
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    That’s the sighting run before they drop the MOAB πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    I was running around a airstrip when one came into land over me just about crapped my pants. Seriously impressive thing.

    OrmanCheep
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    Can’t imagine who in Manchester has taken delivery of something so large that it needs this beast to deliver it.

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    Leaves tomorrow at 9 apparently, might go to work the long way…

    lcj
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    My latest order from bikediscount.ukr has obviously arrived! Woop!

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    The office I’m working in tomorrow is on the flightpath for Manchester πŸ˜€

    Fingers crossed I’ll get to see it!

    OrmanCheep
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    I just heard that on its last visit, it dropped off some trams for the Metrolink.

    Papa_Lazarou
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    I positioned my seat in a meeting so I had a perfect view of it about 300ft off the ground. Like WOW 😯

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Someone’s ordered a chainlink from CRC.

    tonyd
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    That planefinder site is pretty interesting.

    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!

    Premier Icon parkesie
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    Chain link from crc πŸ˜†

    ska-49
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    That is an awesome website!
    Just tracking the plane flying overhead.

    retro83
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    Northwind – Member

    Someone’s ordered a chainlink from CRC.

    πŸ˜†

    johnners
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    when it goes over (usualy very low as it weighs so much)

    Yes, the more a plane weighs, the lower it flies – well known fact.

    Premier Icon portlyone
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    I feel like an air traffic controller watching the planes come in to land while looking at planefinder

    More likely a cable end ferrule…. πŸ™„

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    I remember it coming into Manchester when it delivered the first set of trams, t’was very exciting as my mum lives under the flight path at MIA.

    It seems quite a few flights have been diverted today @ MIA due to a burst tyre on landing.

    marsdenman
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    What tyres for

    The plane also has 32 wheels

    😯

    the00
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    Kind of wish you handn’t shown that planefinder site, I’m now going to wait to see the Beluga fly over…

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    It’s so addictive.

    mrchrispy
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    has it not come in yet?
    I’m right under the flight path but I want to go home now, might hang πŸ™‚

    mrchrispy
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    ah, from the comments on MEN is already in

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Departing at 9.am tomorrow.

    Hope the prevailing wind changes direction, then It’ll go out near our house.

    mrchrispy
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    or maybe not!
    I can’t figure the shnizzle out!!!!

    Premier Icon darkcove
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    Went to see it! It really is huge:


    Untitled by CrashVegas MTB, on Flickr


    Untitled by CrashVegas MTB, on Flickr

    Though some what suprisingly it wasn’t the most spectular sight of the day. That went to this TCX A330, birdstrike and aborted takeoff!


    DSC02673 by CrashVegas MTB, on Flickr

    Caught on video (NOT MINE, but well done to them for catching it),some colourful langauge so be careful!

    CountZero
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    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.
    [edit] good bit of video of the engine blowout on that Airbus!

    hora
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    Preparing to take off too. Fack.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    It’s been one of those days at Manchester with the birdstrike, burst tyre and the Antonov πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon simmy
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    Someone’s ordered a chainlink from CRC.

    πŸ˜† just nearly spat all my tea over my I pad when I saw that.

    Quality

    nick1962
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    Love the two birds on the barbed wire in the bird strike video.
    One’s saying to the other “You should never had dared him to do that.”

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    two chinook have just come past the barn a few hundred metres away, a few hundred feet off the deck. Lovely sight and sound.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    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.

    Cheers

    Danny B

    Premier Icon tthew
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    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.

    Premier Icon dannybgoode
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    Cannot have been two – only one was ever built (two were originally commissioned but only one actually got made).

    May have been its smaller brother the Antonov 124…

    Cheers

    Danny B

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    Someone’s ordered a chainlink from CRC.

    If we have awards at end of year for best post then this is the winner
    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

    renton
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    I had to marshall that bloody thing into one of the pans at Akrotiri once !! you want to stand infront of it ! 😯

    Very Very big

    probably dropping off next seasons wages for man u and city πŸ˜€

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