Well, That Was Eventful…

So, I got to my favourite Spotting point a little bit later than planned (about 2 hours, but who’s counting!), to find the place pretty crowded, and it only filled up more as the day went on.

The planes were coming thick and fast, the crowds started thinning, and I hung around through an almost interminable stream of easyJets and Ryanairs for the Etihad 787-9 in a special colour scheme and the Turkish A330.

And waddya know, the day went from utterly glorious to pouring it down within 10 minutes of the Etihad turning up, so by the time the Turkish turned up, I was doing a pretty fair impersonation of a drowned rat.

Etihad 787-9

(Notice the heat haze on the 787, from shooting across acres of hot tarmac on a warm, sunny day.)

Turkish A330 at Manchester Airport, 2019
Turkish A330-200

(Notice the rain covering the runways and nearly obliterating the image – there was about half an hour between these 2 photos, most of which was dry and sunny!)

So yeah – fun day, but could have done without the rain!

And He’s Back…

So, here we go, first Spotting trip since May (23rd to be precise, Fact Fans!), and it’s already not going to plan.

I was planning on leaving the house somewhere between 0530 and 0600, which would have me Southside by 8 at the latest-instead, I left at 0756, which means I probably won’t get there much before 10.

Damn this need to sleep!

Still, at least I’m doing better than my planned Heathrow jaunt this week (rained off) and Liverpool trip (also rained off).

So, here I am on the 330 to Stockport – if you’re over on Southside today, and you see a slightly confused bald bloke with an entirely unnecessary goatee, come and say hi, I don’t bite!

(Unless you ask nicely! 😉 )

Photolog Manchester 27th June 2014

The weather for this one wasn’t bad, per se, it was just a bit grim and cloudy – this produced some rather interesting back drops,but that was about it.
https://u.mancavgeek.co.uk/bp (67 shots)

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DSC 0004 (June 27, 2014): N373AA, Boeing 767-323, American Airlines, taxiing to terminal 3 after landing on Runway 05R at Manchester Airport, 27th June 2014.
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DSC 0114 (June 27, 2014): D-ABOG, Boeing 757-330, Condor, taxiing to T1 after landing on Runway 05R at Manchester Airport, 27th June 2014.
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DSC 0198 (June 27, 2014): C-GTSZ, Airbus A330-243, Air Transat, taxiing to T2 after landing on Runway 05R at Manchester Airport, 27th June 2014.
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DSC 0269 (June 27, 2014): G-DCAM, Eurocopter AS355NP Ecureil 2, hover-taxiing to Runway 05L for take off from Manchester Airport, 27th June 2014.

Photolog Manchester Airport 15th May 2019

A gorgeous sunny day, and a day off work?
Well, it would be rude not to!

There were a couple of spots I wanted to try out, including the new T2 West car park – as you can see from the photo of the Olympus A321 (and the FedEx B757 on the gallery), photography there is difficult but not impossible.

All in all, a great day out taking the camera for a walk, even if I was aching after!

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DSC 0072 (May 15, 2019): G-YEOM, Pa31-350, lining up on Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 15th May 2019.
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DSC 0124 (May 15, 2019): EC-NAB, Boeing 737-81Q, Alba Star, at Manchester Airport, 15th May 2019
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DSC 0139 (May 15, 2019): EI-EVJ, Boeing 737-8AS, Ryanair, seconds from touchdown on Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 15th May 2019
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DSC 0144 (May 15, 2019): SX-ACP, Airbus A321-231, Olympus Airways (in basic Monarch colours) parked on T2 at Manchester Airport, preparing to operate a flight for TUI UK.