Antei in Zurich

Antei in Zurich

Postby Niallxg on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 7:39 pm

UR-09307 preparing to depart from Zurich on Friday evening to Abu Dhabi via Tbilisi. Its first commercial flight in 7 years.

Sadly by the time she'd warmed up, her takeoff (some 40mins after she commenced taxi) was in darkness. But the sound of those Kuznetsovs... :rock:

ImageUR-09307 by Niall Grant, on Flickr
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Ledhead27 on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 8:32 pm

Just wow!!!!
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Maisie on Tue 13 Sep 2016, 10:04 pm

That is the best thing ever. Can't wait for a visit to the UK.
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby ikarus on Wed 14 Sep 2016, 2:54 pm

Superb catch , hope we see this in the UK at some point :clap:
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Flankerman on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 3:00 pm

ikarus wrote:Superb catch , hope we see this in the UK at some point :clap:


Interesting - if unusual - fact......

Antei (or Antaeus in Greek) was a giant who challenged passers by to a wrestling match - which he always won by remaining in contact with his mother Gaia - the earth.

He was eventually defeated by that other famous transport plane................. Hercules

I had the privilege of doing a walkround of an An-22 at Gostomel, Kiev in 2006.....

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I just checked my other photos - and it is the same airframe -UR-09307!!!

Here's another one at Zhukovsky at MAKS 2009......

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.... and the sound of 4 X Kuznetsov NK-12 turboprops at MAKS 2012 .....

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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby tankbuster on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 3:29 pm

I want one!
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Russ on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 4:01 pm

Lovely catch. :clap: :cool:

Was this the same aircraft that has visited the UK in the past? Obviously not the last 7 years.
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Maisie on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 9:11 pm

Russ wrote:Lovely catch. :clap: :cool:

Was this the same aircraft that has visited the UK in the past? Obviously not the last 7 years.


It's visited a few times, Stansted in 2003, Prestwick 2004, Manchester 2004, Stansted 2006 (I think?) and East Midlands 2007..
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby st24 on Thu 15 Sep 2016, 11:12 pm

What a beast. The incredible sound of these things is an event in itself.. :music:
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Russ on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 7:03 am

Maisie wrote:
Russ wrote:Lovely catch. :clap: :cool:

Was this the same aircraft that has visited the UK in the past? Obviously not the last 7 years.


It's visited a few times, Stansted in 2003, Prestwick 2004, Manchester 2004, Stansted 2006 (I think?) and East Midlands 2007..

Thought so, thanks. Certainly remember it going to East Mids. Hopefully we'll see it in the UK again soon.
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Ramp Rat on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 8:16 am

Great to see it in the new livery. It also spent a few days at Manston during January 2004

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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Niallxg on Fri 16 Sep 2016, 10:46 pm

Thanks for the comments,

st24 wrote:What a beast. The incredible sound of these things is an event in itself.. :music:

And yes 100% agree.
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Re: Antei in Zurich

Postby Roughcutter on Wed 28 Sep 2016, 5:41 pm

Wow nice catch, I didn't realise there were any Cocks left flying
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