Saturday, March 18, 2017

My That Is A Big One!

One of the biggest cargo aircraft in the world, and Antonov AN-124. The 747-800 freighter displaced this as the largest freighter.  I have spotted 2 or 3 of these are airports around the world over the years. There are ramps that tilt down from the plane, you can drive a small fleet of cars and trucks inside.  

Sometimes I think about how much travel has changed over the past 100 years.  A little over 100 years ago, the fastest way from New York to Paris was 5-days by steam ship.  Today this will fly from New York to Paris in 7 or 8 hours, and can literally transport your house and all of it's contents with you (the house would have to be "sectioned" for transport.)  

I have seen some interesting aircraft over the years.  I watched them loading Queen Elizabeth's luggage into a chartered 747 one time. I was walking in the Orlando airport recently and came across two AA employees looking in awe and wonder at a plane, it was a new A 330, it's first day in service. Even the airline employees were impressed.  

What is the most interesting thing you have seen at an airport? 


  1. A rugby team en route to Seattle.

  2. the concorde at dulles (back in the day).

  3. The Concorde at Charles DE Gaulle and at Heathrow. Magnificent beasts.