Ruslan's warm up engines so long time that you could drive from cargo apron to end of runway to take pics in both places. Takeoff from RW22R and taking its gears up.
Ruslan again at Helsinki. Nose close-up. Look how big this plane is, there is man ahead of nose wheels.
Taxiing towards RW22R.
Nice weather in last day of year 2004. Ruslan again at Helsinki.
The nose is almost closed, departed later that day to Ulyanovsk (UWLW) as VDA4223
Compare the size of the man on the left (who is refuelling the beast) with the size of the big An124. On the right a company aircraft can be seen it's the RA-82043. Departed later that day to Ulya... (more)
Airborne from runway 22R in beautiful winter sunshine. [Nikon D70]
This plane came to pick up a component of a paper machine to China.
Flight engineer’s position.
Canon EOS 300D, SIGMA EX80-400. Massive plane