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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 24th July, 2011)

Airbus Beluga

Airbus Beluga
Airbus Beluga over Winstanley heading into Harwarden.

Photo: John Williams  (Nikon D50 with 70/300 Nikon Lens)
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Comment by: Phil on 24th July 2011 at 10:40

What an odd shape - is this for cargo?

Comment by: Fred Mason on 24th July 2011 at 11:02

Fantastic photo, John. Well done.

Comment by: John Williams on 24th July 2011 at 11:28

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

Comment by: Trixie on 24th July 2011 at 13:45

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.

Comment by: Shirl on 24th July 2011 at 13:47

Another fantastic photo John. Perhaps a silly question but did you know the approximate time it was coming over? Would it be very loud?

Comment by: David Barker on 24th July 2011 at 16:06

Great shot John,well done.

Comment by: trixie on 24th July 2011 at 16:24

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.

Comment by: Jim Latham on 24th July 2011 at 19:28

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.

Comment by: John Williams on 24th July 2011 at 19:33

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

Comment by: Shirl on 25th July 2011 at 13:37

Thanks Trixie and John.

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