Antonov An-124s at Victorville, March 14, 2006
On Tuesday, March 14 a pair of Volga-Dnepr An-124 Ruslans flew from Wheeler Sack AAF, New York to the Southern California Air Logistics Center at Victorville, California. Flight VDA3424 arrived at 12:35 PM PST and flight VDA3400 arrived at 2:20 PM.
McDonnell-Douglas C-17A Globemaster 3, 04-4138 Spirit of California of the 452nd AMW based at March ARB, call sign SLAM62, was shooting touch-and-go landings on Runway 17 as I approached the airport on el Mirage Avenue. It gave me a couple of opportunities to evaluate my shooting location and move to a better one.
Volga-Dnepr An-124 Ruslan, RA82045 Flight VDA3424 on approach to Runway 17 at Victorville.
Volga-Dnepr An-124 Ruslan, RA82045 prepares to unload its payload.
Volga-Dnepr An-124 Ruslan, RA82042 Flight VDA3400 on approach to Runway 17.
Volga-Dnepr An-124 Ruslan, RA82045 can be seen with its visor raised on the far side of the airport.
United Airlines 747-422, N175UA flight UAL9949 from San Francisco landed seven minutes after VDA4300.
Volga-Dnepr An-124 Ruslan, RA82042 pulls into postion near RA82045.
On Wednesday, March 15 Volga-Dnepr An-124 flight VDA4301 flew from Victorville to Wheeler Sack. Volga-Dnepr An-124 flight VDA4303 flew from Victorville to Gander. Volga-Dnepr An-124 flight VDA4302 flew from Wheeler Sack to Victorville. AMT 757-300 Flight AMT5261 also flew from Wheeler Sack to Victorville.
On Thursday, March 16, Volga-Dnepr An-124 flight VDA4304 flew from Wheeler Sack to Victorville. Volga-Dnepr An-124 flight VDA4303 flew from Gander to Diori Hamani, Africa.
The Southern California Air Logistics Center was formerly George Air Force Base. It is home to a Boeing test facility, Heavylift Helicopters, and a large number of retired airliners.
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