Sunday, 19 October 2014

MAN 19th October 2014 - Kenya Airways B737-800 5Y-CYA on delivery.

Kenya Airways took delivery of another B737-800 through Manchester on the 18th / 19th October, 5Y-CYA arrived during the morning on the 18th and departed in the early hours of the 19th.
It was routing Boeing Field - Goose Bay - MAN- Cairo - Nairobi.

This is the third one we have seen through here after 5Y-KYE diverted in (from Heathrow) on the 14th January 2009.......  

.......... While 5Y-KYF was planned through here on the 13th February 2009.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

MAN 16th October 2014 - Condor's "Ja Zu FRA" 767-300 D-ABUZ

Arriving late afternoon (and typically just after the sun disappeared behind the cloud!), Condor's 767-300 D-ABUZ wears a special scheme for "Yes To FRA".

Liverpool 15th October 2014 - Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VNEW

Making another visit to Liverpool whilst carrying out training flights .... Virgin Atlantic's brand new B787-9 G-VNEW arrived from Prestwick under dull and cloudy skies ..... it stayed parked up on the apron for just under thirty minutes before departing again to Edinburgh.

MAN 12th October 2014 - Luxair & Europe Air Post 737's

A pair of unusual 737's were parked up overnight at Manchester on the 11th / 12th October,

Luxiar B737-800 LX-LGV had operated a charter from Munich on behalf of Audi.....

.....Whilst Europe Air Post B737-300 F-GIXT had arrived on a charter from Perpignan.

Sunday, 12 October 2014

MAN 11th October 2014 - Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VNEW

Making the first visit of a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner .... Virgin Atlantic's brand new G-VNEW arrived late evening on a training flight, it parked up on taxiway Papa for a short while before continuing on to Gatwick.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

1st October 2014 - Heathrow and FIA 2014 trip photos added to the 2014 Trips Page.

12th to the 15th July 2014

Fairford and Farnborough Air Shows along with a few days at Heathrow.

Four days spent down south for Fairford, Farnborough and Heathrow, 
Photos can be seen here on my "2014 Trips" page

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

MAN 24th September 2014 - Denim Air Fk100 PH-LND

Making a rare visit to Manchester in the early hours of the morning, Denim Air Fokker 100 PH-LND arrived from Newcastle with the Stoke City Football Club.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

19th September 2014 - Cardiff NATO trip photos added to the 2014 Trips Page.

3rd to the 4th September 2014

Two days in Cardiff for the 2014 NATO Summit movements.

A couple of days spent down in Cardiff for the NATO Summit visitors, 
Photos can be seen here on my "2014 Trips" page

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

MAN 15th September 2014 - Monarch Airlines Captain retires!

Boeing 757-200 G-DAJB arrived early evening marking the final commercial flight under captain Adrian Benson, ending his 27 year career with the airline.
A traditional "Water Cannon Salute" greeted his arrival back at Manchester after the flight from Dalaman.
(Photos courtesy of engineer Steve Porter)

Sunday, 31 August 2014

MAN 31st August 2014 - Blue Panorama 767 EI-CMD

Making its first visit to Manchester during the early hours, Blue Panorama B767-300 EI-CMD was operating for Monarch Airlines, the aircraft is the first in their fleet to have the Blended Winglets and also carries extra "Conviasa" titles for a lease to the Venezuelan national airline.