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Airbus A330-300 (F-WBXL)

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Alan Brown
Great photo and the Beluga name fits well!
Baruch Klausner
I always wonder how this weird thing can fly
Doug Cook
Whole lotta thrust!
Leander Williams
I think this would be a great advertising slogan. 'If it fits into the belly of the whale, we'll transport it."
adelma
Congrats to the Airbus guy (gal?) who said: "It's not going to just 'blend in' anyplace; might as well paint it 'showy'! Excellent photo!
Gavin Hughes
Another happy plane takes to the air.
marylou anderson
Great livery!
ken kemper
Jose...........

An impressive photo of a most unusual aircraft.....
Lionel GAUDIN
Superbe avion
Jesse Carroll
Hey Baruch, put enough horsepower on a brick and it will fly! Just sayin!
Robert Cowling
And the Shuttle Transporters. Carrying the shuttle on their back, and all the added structure to support that extra weight. I doubt they got enough lift out of the shuttle to make it even close to a wash. And the Dreamlifters. But the latter at least looks somewhat more like a traditional plane.

Aerodynamics would be an interesting profession.

I remember, as a kid, walking through a C-5A and thinking that was the largest plane ever. HUGE planes...

Beluga motto: If it fits, it ships. And just about everything will fit in that!

It's obvious what Boeing did (added a larger tube to a 747), what are the roots of the Beluga? It looks more like a purpose built plane rather than an altered existing design. Still, amazing....
Viv Pike
@ Robert Cowling.

" ... what are the roots of the Beluga? It looks more like a purpose built plane rather than an altered existing design."

Are you able to read? The caption says it all. Airbus A330.
Per Wiki ... " Its aft section is based on the A330-300 while its forward on the A330-200 for centre of gravity reasons, and the reinforced floor and structure comes from the -200F".
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
02-Jul-2020 UnknownChateauroux Villers ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 09:50AM CEST 12:54PM CEST 3:04
02-Jul-2020 UnknownNear BlagnacNear Deols First seen 09:07AM CEST Last seen 09:50AM CEST 0:42
30-Jun-2020 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 12:34PM CEST 12:40PM CEST 0:06
30-Jun-2020 UnknownNear PauNear Pau First seen 11:56AM CEST Last seen 12:04PM CEST 0:08
30-Jun-2020 UnknownNear PauPau-Pyrenees () First seen 09:56AM CEST 11:42AM CEST 1:46
30-Jun-2020 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Pau-Pyrenees () 09:34AM CEST 09:55AM CEST (?) 0:21
25-Jun-2020 UnknownNear BlagnacToulouse-Blagnac () First seen 11:04AM CEST 11:11AM CEST 0:06
25-Jun-2020 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 10:44AM CEST 11:03AM CEST (?) 0:18
25-Jun-2020 UnknownNear BlagnacNear Blagnac First seen 10:37AM CEST Last seen 11:04AM CEST 0:26
25-Jun-2020 UnknownNear BlagnacToulouse-Blagnac () First seen 10:18AM CEST Last seen 10:31AM CEST 0:12
25-Jun-2020 UnknownNear BlagnacToulouse-Blagnac () First seen 09:43AM CEST Last seen 10:05AM CEST 0:22
25-Jun-2020 UnknownNear BlagnacNear Blagnac First seen 09:29AM CEST Last seen 10:37AM CEST 1:08
25-Jun-2020 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 09:13AM CEST 09:29AM CEST (?) 0:15
23-Jun-2020 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Toulouse-Blagnac () 12:06PM CEST 12:16PM CEST 0:10
23-Jun-2020 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Near Deols 09:14AM CEST Last seen 10:03AM CEST 0:48
22-Jun-2020 UnknownNear PerpignanToulouse-Blagnac () 09:44AM CEST 12:09PM CEST 2:24
22-Jun-2020 UnknownToulouse-Blagnac ()Near Perpignan 09:12AM CEST Last seen 09:44AM CEST 0:31
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