Update: BelugaXL left around 10.20am
Full video of the #BelugaXL from my back garden in #Caergwrle #Flintshire Flying over Hope mountain. Always love to wave at the Beluga as they go over but this one was a little bit special @AirbusintheUK @DeesideDotCom pic.twitter.com/OGGpZtZnMO
— Claire Lewis (@clairey_lew) February 16, 2019
BROUGHTON | And we have take-off; we can't wait to see you again. pic.twitter.com/n1z3EfEpye
— Airbus In The UK (@AirbusintheUK) February 16, 2019
Earlier report: Airbus has said BelugaXL will depart from Hawarden at 10am this morning – slightly earlier than first suggested.
Police are asking those people heading to Hawarden Airport to watch BelugaXL depart to be considerate of where they park.
Thursday saw hundreds of people turn out for the much-anticipated UK debut of Airbus’ BelugaXL super-transporter aircraft.
South Flintshire Police said it had to deal with a road traffic collision which occurred due to “inconsiderate road users.”
The transporter landed at Broughton, the first time it has been in the UK, on Thursday afternoon, the plane has been undergoing ground testing within the Beluga Line Station today.
BelugaXL is expected to depart Hawarden Aerodrome on Saturday at around 10am.
Airbus has advised sightseers to head to Chocks Away Diner on the aviation park as a vantage point which will help prevent problems on the public highways.
A spokesperson for South Flintshire Police said:
“Additional limited parking will be provided at the front entrance of Airbus.
Parking access will also be made easier/quicker at CHOCS AWAY off of the B5129.
Finally, there are limited parking options on MANOR LANE, with the MOUND offering a great vantage point.
This is NOT a police event, however, police will be at the scene to try and assist with traffic flow.”