Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Antonov An-124 in Adelaide

Today I made an early morning visit to Adelaide Airport to see an Antonov An-124 Ruslan, one of the largest cargo planes in civilian use.  It was flying in from Brisbane on a cargo charter.  I got to the airport just after 06:30, only to find that it had been delayed and was likely to come in after 09:00.

While waiting, this Qantas 737-800 arrived.  It is painted in a heritage scheme representative of the 1970s and 80s

The usual international flights arrived, first Malaysia Airlines, and then Singapore Airlines both flying Airbus A330s

As the China Southern Airbus was landing, the Antonov was turning on finals behind it.

The Antonov is a very impressive aircraft, originally designed in the 1980s and is still in limited production in the Ukraine.

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