Remarks: VI2946 on final for 07L running late by 15 hours. It’s been many years since we last saw an An-124 in Hong Kong. We were exceptionally lucky this majestic & imposing heavy lifter arrived in the right conditions. My first time photographing the An-124 & it's hard to top Soviet-era aircraft in terms of looks or exoticness. RA-82043 was built in ’91 & delivered the same year to what was then known as HeavyLift Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
Remarks: Thanks Volga! VDA gave us surprise just before the end of 2012. VDA Ruslan was carrying a helicopter from Muscat, Oman to Hongkong. It had been delayed for almost one day and arrive in early morning.