The giant strategic airlift cargo plane – powered by six turbofans – arrives for a brief visit on Sunday.
It has a maximum take-off weight of 640 tonnes and was originally designed to transport the Russian space shuttle by the Antonov design office in the Ukrainian SSR to the Soviet Union in the 1980s.
She is due to fly to Prestwick from Bangor in the United States at 2:30 p.m. before leaving at 4:30 p.m. for Chateauroux-Center airport in France.
The special arrival is expected to draw a large crowd around the perimeter of the airport and participants are reminded to park responsibly and not to block the aerodrome access gates or stop on a lot. private.