Monday, 25 October 2010
When I was in Chester in September I saw an aeroplane which appeared, even from tens of thousands of feet below, very strange: it looked like a dolphin - a flying dolphin. Hmm. Today I came across the photo I took which, considering the great distance involved, shows a remarkable amount of detail. But what struck me was that it appeared devoid of windows. So into Google I typed 'Which aeroplane looks like a dolphin?' Immediately, and very much to my surprise, came back the answer: an Airbus Beluga (also known as the A300-600ST Super Transporter). Ah, I thought, it must look like a Beluga Whale but, no, it actually looks like a Beluga Sturgeon. Why am I still amazed that I had never seen nor heard of such a huge aircraft and that Google has answered just about very question I've ever thrown at it.