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Airbus industries A337 Beluga

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Onyoursix
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Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Onyoursix » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:18 am

Airbus industries A-337 Beluga landed at Newquay airport 11:15 and is currently on the ground.
180 on the runway, backtracked and taxi up North side for departure.
Off the ground at 11:30.

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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Mike » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:29 am

You're best to post this over on Civilian Aviation as it's not a military movement.

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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Freeman Lowell » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:25 pm

OYS,
I’d be interested to know if it’s delivering or picking up a military helicopter though.
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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Yammer » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:35 pm

Very interesting and unusual visitor I wonder what this outside transporter has come to collect/deliver.
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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Mike » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:40 pm

Freeman Lowell wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:25 pm
OYS,
I’d be interested to know if it’s delivering or picking up a military helicopter though.
Cheers, Freeman
In 15 minutes? I'd say it's just a crew training flight!

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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by POL » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:00 pm

It's worth pointing out these aircraft can't carry anything other than the fuselages and wings they were designed for.

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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Goatfish » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:01 pm

Crew training, it's done 7 circuits up to now. But I'm not complaining about something flying around down here!

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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Onyoursix » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:13 pm

I would think it was crew training.
Every couple of circuits it would land, back track the runway part way and up the North taxiway, it was at the hold point for approx 10 mins before departing for another couple of circuits.
It was not on the ground long enough to load or unload anything.

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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Onyoursix » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:17 pm

Mike wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:29 am
You're best to post this over on Civilian Aviation as it's not a military movement.
[noted Mike, my apologies]

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Re: Airbus industries A337 Beluga

Post by Mike » Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:15 pm

Onyoursix wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:17 pm

noted Mike, my apologies
No problem, Phil has posted some rather nice shots of it over on CA :- https://www.civilianaviation.co.uk/foru ... 11#p116611

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