Wednesday 6 February 2013 - Airbus Beluga F-GSTF "5" diverts in due to cross winds at Chester

Airbus A300B4-608ST Beluga Super Transporter F-GSTF arrived from Toulouse
when it diverted in due to strong cross winds at Chester.... Photo: Mike Hollick

.... it had previously diverted in on Wednesday 17 December 2003 when it became 
"first visit of type" to BHX - unfortunately it is one of two Beluga's in an all white scheme

.... although it does wear a "5" on its distinctive nose

.... after a tour round the airfield

.... it parked up on the Elmdon apron to wait an improvement in the weather Photos: Mike Hollick

Another angle on the Beluga with the Elmdon building behind it Photo: Ian Cruise

After an extended stay and with no prospect of the weather improving it departed to Bremen....

.... quickly lifting off Runway 33

.... and climbing steeply way

.... over Sheldon Country Park - another interesting day at BHX! Photo: Robert Jones

Lufthansa Airbus A321-231 D-AISE operated their lunchtime flight to Frankfurt

Citation CJ1 F-HKRA which had arrived on Tuesday spent the day well wrapped up
- note its registration on the cover! - before departing in the late afternoon

Cirrus SR-22 PH-JEG was a morning arrival on the Elmdon apron parking up to night stop Photo: Mike Hollick


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