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How Did Orka Morgan Fly To Tenerife Today?  
User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5302 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

Hi All,

Today Orka Morgan was flown to Tenerife, I assume from Amsterdam.
Morgan was found in the Dutch waddenzee in 2010, very weak, and too young to survive alone. The last one and a half year it regained strength and grew up in a Dolfinarium in The Netherlands.

In Tenerife it will have more personal space as the Dolfinarium in Harderwijk was designed for .... Dolphins, and not large Orkas.

Does anyone know what airline it transported, and how a transport like this takes place? Media reports that there was at least one person with the Orka at all time.

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User currently offline9MMPQ From Netherlands, joined Nov 2011, 316 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

Kuzu Air Cargo, with an A310F.

I didn't see the Orka as i passed by but would imagine it being carried in some sort of tank construction. Having someone tend to the animal the entire way would be quite normal. We see it all the time with the transport of bigger animals.



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7809 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2913 times:

Do you mean Orca, as in Killer Whale?.

User currently offlineFocker From Netherlands, joined Jan 2011, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

Quoting bennett123 (Reply 2):
Do you mean Orca, as in Killer Whale?

Yes, that is what the OP means.

Big story here in Holland, and a lot of turmoil between various groups on what had to be done i.e. bringing it over to Tenerife or back to the wild.

I had the same of kind of questions on how such a big animal is transported by air. Must be quite an operation.

And who is paying for it??


User currently offlineB6JFKH81 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 2902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2822 times:

Reminds me of the FedEx whale movement, I know there was a thread on here somewhere but I can't find it.

Anyhoo, this is one YouTube clip of it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9ZZ8Y7qLDE



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User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

I wonder if they flew the Whale on one of these:


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User currently offlinefrigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1715 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Quoting TCASAlert (Reply 5):

Nah, it was an orca they transported, not a sperm whale.

Had it been a humpback whale, they would have probably used this:

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Ans if everything else fails, there is of course:

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User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2679 times:

Quoting frigatebird (Reply 6):


Ans if everything else fails, there is of course:

I thought the Beluga cargo compartment doesn't get pressurized in flight, does it?



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User currently offlinerdh3e From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 1823 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 7):
I thought the Beluga cargo compartment doesn't get pressurized in flight, does it?

   C'mon man.


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1908 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
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The whale flew with a Kuzu Airlines 31Y. TC-VEL. So not with the scheduled MP flight which flies to BOG via Tenerife.


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Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineclickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9664 posts, RR: 68
Reply 10, posted (3 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2518 times:
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Quoting CrimsonNL (Reply 9):
The whale flew with a Kuzu Airlines 31Y. TC-VEL

We are talking about Orka Morgan, not Kim Kardashian. Please try to stay on topic 


User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2321 times:

Quoting rdh3e (Reply 8):

   C'mon man.

What is your problem? It was a serious question. Not that Beluga (whats in a name) ever would be used for this kind of projects, but it was something I didn't know for sure and asked for confirmation.



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2263 times:

Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 11):
What is your problem? It was a serious question. Not that Beluga (whats in a name) ever would be used for this kind of projects, but it was something I didn't know for sure and asked for confirmation.

I think he was trying to make a joke. Beluga whale in a Beluga plane lol


User currently offlineCrimsonNL From Netherlands, joined Dec 2007, 1908 posts, RR: 42
Reply 13, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
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Quoting clickhappy (Reply 10):
We are talking about Orka Morgan, not Kim Kardashian.

I don't see the difference!



Nothing's worse then flying the same registration twice, except flying it 4 times..
User currently offlineacelanzarote From Spain, joined Nov 2005, 857 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

A310 noted climbing out of Tenerife over Lanzarote heading East this morning, thought it was a bit different!


from the Island with sun and great photo's.. Why not visit Lanzarote
User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (3 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2065 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 12):

I think he was trying to make a joke. Beluga whale in a Beluga plane lol


I noticed the joke. Just asked the question out of curiosity.



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