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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Posted (10 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

hey

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


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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1669 times:

It was probably going/coming to/from Getafe. It comes down here often.


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1651 times:

Hey

IBERIA747 thanks for the info.... where is Getafe?



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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Getafe is an airfield to the south of Madrid, used both as air base and by Airbus.

User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Getafe is in the southern part of Madrid. There is a big CASA-Airbus factory in what used to be a Spanish Air Force base.

People which use the A-4 motorway have a big chance of seeing it approaching/taking off when it comes here.

I have visited that place a few times for matters of work and I´ve also seen the Eurofighters taking off for training/test flights as well as some F-18s that are there for maintenance.



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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1620 times:

The future Airbus A400M military transport will be built at CASA in Sevilla, so big chance that they will receive frequent visits of Belugas down there too.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

dumb question...is the beluga the very ugly and large looking plane??  Smile


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User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1615 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.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (10 years 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

I wonder what it is like to fly one of those  Big thumbs up


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User currently offlineIberia340600 From Spain, joined Oct 2003, 804 posts, RR: 13
Reply 9, posted (10 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1590 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!!!


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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (10 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1589 times:

7872004

probaly like a regular A300 except u have a large hump u are flying and going very slow..



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User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1831 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1579 times:

I have seen them a few times taking off. The last time I almost had an accident for looking at it while I was driving!!  Nuts


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17039 posts, RR: 66
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User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1516 times:

hey

Iberia340-600

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.



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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1498 times:

How fast can one of those go??


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