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It would be fitting to give such a fantastic aircraft it's place in MSFS. I saw it once flying over Leeds, and was amased at the sheer size of the aircraft.  Sadly to be destroyed by war.

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9 hours ago, 109Sqn said:

I can only imagine how the 225 looked up close.

It was unreal. I saw it at my local international airport several years back. It was parked on an apron next to a runway. A C130 landed right next to it and looked like a little mosquito next to the 225. 

I remember as we drove into the airport ramp to see it, my wife mentioned it had a huge wing. "That's not the wing, it's the horizontal stabilizer on the tail."   "Oh my god..."

 

Watching it fly was amazing too. It was so big that it looked like it was going about 40kts when it rotated. Even 3 minutes after takeoff, it looked much closer than it was, because it was so enormous.  Very, very impressive airplane.

 

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a perfect plane to land at saba island and st barts

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1 hour ago, Brandon01110 said:

a perfect plane to land at saba island and st barts

It’s probably bigger than the runway at SABA lol 

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2 hours ago, Brandon01110 said:

a perfect plane to land at saba island and st barts

Really hope they include a landing challenge with it 😆

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1 hour ago, regis9 said:

It’s probably bigger than the runway at SABA lol 

 

19 minutes ago, DylanM said:

Really hope they include a landing challenge with it 😆

Cue the "That'll be for the Xbox crowd" jibes!😁


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What I do not understand is, why they have yellow/blue upside down according to the Ukrainian colors?
If they use the country colors, why then inverted? 🤔


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18 minutes ago, guenseli said:

What I do not understand is, why they have yellow/blue upside down according to the Ukrainian colors?
If they use the country colors, why then inverted? 🤔

They are just the national colours.  They don't have to be in the correct order as they were not trying to drape the aircraft in the national flag, but just use the colours - a lot of airlines do this.
However, if you look at the tail and rear fuselage, the colours do swap around to the correct orientation, but I think this is just coincidental.

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45 minutes ago, guenseli said:

What I do not understand is, why they have yellow/blue upside down according to the Ukrainian colors?
If they use the country colors, why then inverted? 🤔

I was going to ask this same question but @bobcat999 answered it quite well.

 

25 minutes ago, bobcat999 said:

They are just the national colours.  They don't have to be in the correct order as they were not trying to drape the aircraft in the national flag, but just use the colours - a lot of airlines do this.
However, if you look at the tail and rear fuselage, the colours do swap around to the correct orientation, but I think this is just coincidental.

And as @bobcat999 states, lots of airlines do this. As an example British Airways has blue surrounded by red in its 1997 design but in its 2020 rebranded design it has red surrounded by blue.  So the An 225 livery is just a stylized livery using the colours of their national flag.  Thanks bobcatt! .

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No. No, Mav, this is not a good idea.

Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower!

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