Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 24th July, 2011)
Photo: John Williams (Nikon D50 with 70/300 Nikon Lens)
What an odd shape - is this for cargo?
Fantastic photo, John. Well done.
Phil it carries wings for the Airbus range of aircraft which are built in Toulouse excluding the A380 of course they take a different route due to size
It is called the baluga as it is white and shaped like the whale with the same name.We see it quite often where i live.
Another fantastic photo John. Perhaps a silly question but did you know the approximate time it was coming over? Would it be very loud?
Great shot John,well done.
It comes over twice a day but it usually changes it's route as John says.it's not too loud but it's normally coming in to land or taking off.we don't always notice it.
Isaw the Beluga landing at the Airbus Factory at Hawarden a few years ago. I went with my daughter who had an appointment with one of the engineers who was working on the Ramp where the A380 Airbus wings are loaded onto a barge and taken to Mostyn Docks where they are then loaded onto a ship which takes them to the River Garonne in France and then by road to the Airbus Factory in Toulouse for final assembly.
Thanks for all the comments folks Shirl as Trixie said it is really quite for its size and it on this occasion it was a matter of being in the right place at the right time
Thanks Trixie and John.