Whether you need to get an airliner across a continent without flying it, piggyback a space shuttle to its launch site, or ship Snoop Dog's oversized tour stage to Nigeria, you're going to need the world's biggest and strongest aircraft: the Antonov An-225.
The place: a runway completely flooded with the thickest mud in Bodaybo, Irkutsk region, Russia (where else). The plane: an Antonov An-24. The situation: the An-24 starts take off but it seems it can't gain much speed because of the drag caused by the mud. It looks like it's going to fail big time.
This is the Antonov An-225, the world's largest operational aircraft, going to beat the world's airlifting record. After a complete overhaul, it just carried a colossal 190-ton, 53-foot long generator from Frankfurt to Armenia.
If infinite legroom and no carry-on limits appeal to you, then you're in luck, because the Russian government is selling off Anotonov AN-124s cheap. You can probably grab yourself a bargain with one of the enormous planes, which can carry a load of 150 metric tons. There's even a bedroom for the pilots, which you can…