AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13 Posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1803 times:
today i was in gym at my school in Madrid when the beluga i think it was #5 came over very low over my school. Where my school is it is in the path of the taking off flights from MAD but the beluga was going into the pattern for taking off. Could any one tell me what it was doing ? Thanks
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1692 times:
7E72004: "is the beluga the very ugly and large looking plane??"
Yep. The Airbus A300-600ST, as it´s officially called, is a transport aircraft based on the A300, with a lowered cockpit to facilitate easy loading into the huge, oval shaped cargo area on top of the fuselage. You might remember the Super Guppys Airbus used to use. Well, the Beluga is their successor.
One likes it and the other doesn´t, but it sure is a special aircraft.
Iberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1667 times:
Wow...I would love to see one of those Belugas close up...they must be amazing!! I would just like to be able to look inside and see how cavernous it actually is. That must have been quite a sight AlitaliaMD11!!!
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1593 times:
it was a beutiful sight i got hit in the balls by a basket ball becuse i was looking at for to long..... it hurts to see kewl things.
When i am at school i always seem to see the coolest things in Poughkeepsie NY last year Peter Max came over very low. At my school in Madrid we get the best view of the planes taking off it is great and we are on a hill which adds to the closness.