Airbus Beluga by John Williams (Nikon D50 with 70/300 Nikon Lens)
Airbus Beluga over Winstanley heading into Harwarden.
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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