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    So much traffic in and out of here hauling medical supplies, the air controllers have to stack them up:






    The "A590" track is a heavily traveled one way route between Japan and Alaska. To accommodate this demand, aircraft are stacked on top of each other separated by 1000'. We were at FL 340. The B747 above is at FL 350 and the B767 below is at FL 330.

    Passing the An-124 on R220 over the North Pacific. We were at FL360. He was at FL 340. They max out around .77 Mach. We were doing .84 Mach.




    Last edited by Jim Wilke; 05-30-2020, 01:25 PM.

  • #2
    Those photos were posted by this young lady, a 747 captain based here with UPS:





    Next to her is Mark Ficcan, a planespotting buff that I chat with from time to time. He's a CE from Kenya who joined the Air Force to become a citizen. A young man from Kenya who drives a Saab station wagon to Anchorage airport ... to take pictures of cargo planes. What a fascinating world!




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    • #3
      The upper deck of Kelly's 747:





      The cargo area:


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      Near the airport:


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      Her office:





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      • #5



        Note that UPS always uses a tail stand on their 747s, no one else does.

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        • #6
          Interesting - thanks.

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          • #7
            Originally posted by Jim Wilke View Post



            Note that UPS always uses a tail stand on their 747s, no one else does.
            But a few probably wish they did....

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            "Only a fool fights in a burning house."-Kang

            "If you listen to fools....The Maaahhhhb Ruuuules....."-Ronnie James Dio

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            • #8
              UPS has about 20 of those stands lined up on the ramp, lots of spares. FedEx is right next door, never uses them. Of course, FedEx doesn't have any 747s left.

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