Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Doncaster 26th May 2020

A visit to Doncaster airport on a sunny afternoon to catch a rarity on yet another "Cargo / PPE flight" saw us arrive in time for the departure of two Chinese Global Expresses,

B-602V departed first


With B-605D just behind.


The star movement arrived just after 5pm,
Ukrainian Wings B767-300 UR-CSX which wears the full scheme of Kam Air of Afghanistan!
Sadly, as is often the case, the sun decided to duck behind the cloud at the crucial moment despite having shone on us for the whole of our visit!!



Saturday, 23 May 2020

East Midlands 20th May 2020

An trip out in the sunshine at East Midlands saw a few new subjects for me with some nice freighters passing my camera, 
The following were the highlights.


ATR42 G-HUET had been repainted ready for its transfer to Loganair,
the crew ferry for its pilots was Dornier 228 G-OAUR.


Sadly Cargologic B737-400F D-ACLG arrives early in the day and night stops until around 05.00, parked up on the northside it isn't in a suitable position for photos.


Amerijet are currently operating a Cincinnati service for DHL, tonight saw B767-300F N316CM 




Aerologic B777-200F D-AALM wears DHL colours and an extra logo for 007 / James Bond.







It was great to catch a full colours FedEx B737-400F, OE-IAT was operating the Belfast flight.



Bluebird Nordic are currently operating the nightly Icelandair Cargo service from Keflavik, 
B737-400F TF-BBL is the regular on this service.


ABX Air are also currently operating a regular flight for DHL, B767-300F N219CY departed over an hour late this evening, sadly after the sun had set.


A nice relaxing afternoon out in the fresh air and sunshine, 
a fairly decent 12 new numbers logged too.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

MAN 19th May 2020 - Saudi Arabian B787-10 HZ-AR27

A first visit to Manchester from a Saudi Arabian B787-10 saw HZ-AR27 arrive in the early afternoon sunshine, nice to finally have something of interest to be able to point a camera at!!



Sunday, 17 May 2020

"2019 Trips" Page Update

21st December 2019 to the 
3rd January 2020
Florida Trip

A Christmas & New Year holiday in Florida.

I have added the photos to my 2019 Trips page
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Sunday, 12 April 2020

"2019 Trips" page update

11th & 12th December 2019 
Lisbon visit.

A Ryanair "cheapy" return visit to Lisbon to catch up on the new additions to TAP's fleet,

I have added the photos to my 2019 Trips page
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"2019 Trips" page update

7th to the 22nd September 2019

US West Coast Holiday

Having visited Florida and the Eastern US many times before we finally decided to head out West and booked a multi city holiday visiting San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tucson, Phoenix and Las Vegas!
It was a "family holiday" but of course with so many new airports and aircraft storage areas along the route a little bit of spotting came in to it!!

I have added a full report and many photos to my 2019 Trips page,
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Sunday, 29 March 2020

Prague 6th February 2020

Another work related visit to Prague in February allowed the following to be snapped whilst waiting for departure back to MAN on the 6th,

Sun D'or B737-800 4X-EKR operating for El Al





Sky Up B737-800 UR-SQH was a nice surprise and caught a very very brief sunny patch!


Definitely catch of the trip for me though was SCAT B737-700 UP-B3725.



Prague 5th & 6th December 2019

An overnight work related visit to Prague on the 5th & 6th December 2019 allowed me to grab a few photos while arriving and departing, 
Arrival on the morning of the 5th was just in time to catch the CSA B737-800 OK-TST taxiing for departure!


Whilst passing the fence by the maintenance area early the next morning I got a view of five of the six parked Smart Wings B737-8MAX aicraft, this rushed shot was from a moving car!


Once checked in for departure a little time airside saw the following from the windows.





MAN 20th March 2020 - Ethiopian Airlines B777-300 ET-APY

Our second Ethiopian Airlines B777-300 in as many days and this one coincided with sunshine AND a day off for me!
ET-APY landing on 05L early morning,



A few added bonuses on our visit, 
Aer Lingus A320 EI-CVB wears the newest scheme,


Jet2's new Airbus A321 G-HLYF was going up for another crew training flight,


And my first opportunity to catch one of the newer Aurigny ATR72's in the latest scheme!



MAN 17th March 2020 - Aegean A320Neo SX-NEB

Making its second visit to MAN, one of Aegean's new A320 Neos SX-NEB seen vacating 23R, I felt I had to make some effort to catch it even with the poor light, who knows when they will return in the current climate!!


Later the same day a return visit was made to RVP to catch the Biman B787-9 in daylight, S2-AJY


and a bonus catch of my first SAS aircraft in the new scheme, A320 Neo SE-ROI.