Military airplane?


#1

Wed. 10-25-2017 at 3:09 PM I saw a plane that looked like it was headed to Detroit Metro Airport ,It could have been headed to Willow Run ,a little West of Metro.
It definitely was not a commercial plane . It had 4 engines and was very large. Not a 747 or an A-340.

Anybody see something similar on that time and day ?

Thank You, John M


#2

Maybe an AN-124?

https://www.volga-dnepr.com/en/fleet/an-124/


#3

Why would it be around this neck of the woods ? You might be correct tho.


#4

I looked up pics of a AN-124 and after a closer look ,it was an AN-124 ,It was drab gray in color ,not bright and colorful

as seen in most pictures.

I’m not sure how cargo planes approach a landing ,compared to a commercial plane ,weather they come in at a flatter angle and ascend at a slower rate .

Thanks for the info ,now I can get a good nights sleep. LOL

John M


#5

This aircraft flew across S Florida the other day. I believe it’s registered in the Ukraine.


#6

Chris ,

Upon further investigation ,I think the plane was a Boeing Globemaster III.

It would make more sense to see that , that a Russian plane.

To the untrained eye (And I qualify ) it might be hard to distinguish to two planes.

What do you think ,am I close in my thinking ?

John M


#7

That sound’s more plausible.

This big guy is just passing by us now, on its way to SJU.


#8

Lots of heavy lifting going on at Navy Cecil. Most of it going to Puerto Rico.

https://flightaware.com/live/airport/KVQQ