Thursday, 7 December 2017

MAN 7th December 2017 - Antonov An22 UR-09307 departs

Having arrived back from Cuba with its cargo of an A330 engine the night before, Antonov Airlines An22 UR-09307 departed to Leipzig this morning, great timing by the sun too .... coming out just a minute before it rolled on take off!




Saturday, 2 December 2017

MAN 1st December 2017 - Antonov Airlines An22 UR-09307

The awesome Antonov An22 UR-09307 made its third visit to Manchester today arriving from Helsinki to collect an A330 engine for a Thomas Cook A330 out in Holguin (Cuba), this is its first visit since 2004 and its first since being painted in the new scheme. Sadly the sunny morning had given way to cloudy skies by the time it landed and the departure a couple of hours later was no better!!







MAN 1st December 2017 - Lufthansa B747-400 D-ABVO

Making its first visit to Manchester thanks to an unruly passenger, Lufthansa B747-400 D-ABVO was a diversion whilst en-route from Frankfurt to Vancouver, the aircraft continued its journey a couple of hours later after offloading the person concerned!


Thursday, 23 November 2017

23rd November 2017 - Cologne / Bonn Trip photos added to the 2017 Trips page

24 Hour Cologne / Bonn Trip 
November 2017

A selection of photos taken on an overnight visit to Cologne / Bonn (Germany),
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Liverpool 23rd November 2017 - Atalanta Bergamo fans flights.

A few interesting movements bringing Atalanta Bergaamo fans in for their match against Everton, nice of the sun to shine for most of them!








Wednesday, 1 November 2017

1st November 2017 - Frankfurt Trip (October) photos added to the 2017 Trips page.

Three Day Frankfurt Trip
October 2017

A selection of photos taken on a three day visit to Frankfurt (Germany),
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MAN 31st October 2017 - Royal Air Maroc 30th Anniversary Special B737-800 CN-RGV

Making its first visit to Manchester early afternoon wearing the superb 60th Anniversary scheme, B737-800 CN-RGV is seen here taxiing to Terminal 2.


Arriving a few minutes before the RAM was the great looking Thomson B737-800 G-FDZG in the "Family Life" special scheme.


Monday, 16 October 2017

MAN 16th October 2017 - Kuwait Airways B777-300 9K-AOE

Making the first visit of a Kuwait Airways B777-300 to Manchester, 9K-AOE arrived this afternoon on a diversion from Shannon due to the high winds of Hurricane Ophelia.  The aircraft wears a special scheme to celebrate Kuwait's National & Liberation Day.


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

4th October 2017 - Heathrow Trip photos added to the 2017 Trips page.

Two Day London Heathrow Trip 
September 2017

A selection of photos taken on a two day visit to Heathrow in September,
staying at the Renaissance Hotel.
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2nd October 2017 - Monarch Airlines ceases operations after 49 years of flying!

Monday 2nd October 2017
An incredibly sad day for the British airline scene,
Monarch Airlines ceased operations after 49 years of passenger service when the company went in to administration at 04.00 shortly after the arrival of its last ever flight, ZB3785 from Tel Aviv to Manchester, landing at 03.19.

RIP Monarch Airlines and good luck to all the amazing people that worked for the company!