I watched the Anatov designed AN-225 land twice, in Fairbanks back in 2006. First time when I was driving by Eielson Air Force Base and then several hours later when he landed at Fairbanks International to refuel. From what I was told, it was on a charter to haul Swedish military equipment from Eilson back to Sweden that had been used to support Swedish troops there for joint cold weather training.
It flew over the campground where I was staying, on his final approach into FIA for refueling for the trip back over the pole, headed back to Russia. The shadow cast by that plane was enormous. It was so huge, while in the air, it gave the impression of almost standing still. Wish I had a smart phone with video that day but didn't.