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Old 04-09-2015, 04:42 PM
 
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How many pilots would like to fly the Antonov An-225 if the opportunity arose?

I know it's highly unlikely considering it's a Russian aircraft and only one of the type was ever built, but considering its size and MTOW of 640 tonnes I was wondering if anybody holds the same fascination for the aircraft that I do.

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Old 04-09-2015, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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That's like asking a fat man if he wants some Pizza. Who would say "no" to the opportunity of flying ANY plane they didn't have time in?
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Old 04-09-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Here.
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If they'd let me fly it without having to go through the hassle of getting a type rating, I would.
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:19 PM
 
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most of the folk I know flying single-engine AVGAS powered aircraft couldn't give a damn about getting into a pilot's seat of such large aircraft, let alone fly one.

it's a world apart from the contact with all the forces in flight that you experience in the low/slow end of aviation. You might as well compare every car driver as wanting to drive a semi-truck; most folk won't.

I'd be more thrilled about getting into the pilot's seat of a Staggerbeech, Waco, or a Howard, or similar classics that relate to the flying that I do.
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Old 04-10-2015, 03:50 AM
 
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If they'd let me fly it without having to go through the hassle of getting a type rating, I would.
Yes, I suppose that would be necessary unfortunately.
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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Might be fun to fly the simulator though.
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Old 04-12-2015, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Hell, it might be fun to fly around inside it.
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:20 AM
 
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That's like asking a fat man if he wants some Pizza. Who would say "no" to the opportunity of flying ANY plane they didn't have time in?

Agreed...... I am rapidly closing in on 23k hours, most of it in transport category jets, and I'd jump at the chance to fly it.
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