Saturday

Russian Antonov 225

We've all seen photos of this giant but perhaps you have never seen ones taken by such an excellent photographer.

     

   THIS  AIRCRAFT WAS AT THE  NIAGARA FALLS   AIRPORT   RECENTLY (TWICE) TO LOAD COMPRESSORS AND FLY  DIRECTLY TO  SAUDI ARABIA 

32 wheels! -- Costs  more than a house to rotate the  tires! The World's Biggest Airplane, the  Russian Antonov 225. 

Attached pics are of the  Russian behemoth when it came  into  Medford ,   OR , to pick up two Sikorsky fire fighting  helicopters to take  overseas -- $1,000,000 to transport  them

While they were  loading the helicopters, the Russian pilots (two  crews), went into town to buy cigarettes by the case  and  Levis  jeans. 
It is amazing something  this huge can stay in the air. 
The Wright  brothers would never have dreamed  it.














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