Wednesday, 30 December 2015

MAN 29th December 2015 - Flybe Dash8-Q400 G-PRPD

Arriving during the afternoon on its first visit to Manchester, Flybe's latest Dash8-Q400 G-PRPD still wears the basic scheme of United Express.


MAN 28th December 2015 - Cityjet RJ85 EI-RJT

Pushed back for departure late evening on a football charter, Cityjet RJ85 EI-RJT was wearing their new colour scheme.


Friday, 25 December 2015

25th December 2015 - Merry Christmas!


MAN 24th December 2015 - Cavok An12 UR-CEZ

Having arrived earlier in the day, Cavok Antonov An12 UR-CEZ was parked up for a few days over Christmas, Sadly it wasn't one of their brightly painted aircraft, this one is a recent addition to their fleet having been acquired from Aerovis and still wearing their basic colours.


Thursday, 24 December 2015

MAN 24th December 2015 - BA Cityflyer E190 G-LCYV

Parked up over the Christmas period whilst on delivery to BA Cityflyer, Embraer E190 G-LCYV is the former N163HQ of Republic Airlines.


MAN 23rd December 2015 - "My Austrian" B777-200 OE-LPD

Departing Manchester late evening after repaint by Air Livery, OE-LPD was the first of their B777's to be painted in the new "My Austrian" scheme.


Sunday, 20 December 2015

MAN 19th December 2015 - Hop! ATR72 F-GVZM

Making its first visit to Manchester on a Rugby charter, Hop! ATR72 F-GVZM spent the day parked by the fence at T3.


Thursday, 10 December 2015

MAN 9th December 2015 - Flybe "Special" E195 G-FBEM

Having recently become the first Flybe Embraer to be painted in the purple colours, E195 G-FBEM has now had a special scheme added over the top, it is a drawing done by a five year old girl who was the winner of a competition run by the airline in support of Cancer Research UK.


MAN 9th December 2015 - Jordan Aviation A320 JY-JAC

Having arrived earlier in the day on its first visit to Manchester, Jordan Aviation A320 JY-JAC remained parked up overnight.



Wednesday, 9 December 2015

MAN 8th December 2015 - PIA "Retro" B777-200 AP-BMG

Departing Manchester on its third visit in as many days,
Nice to catch the starboard side of this great looking "Retro" jet,  PIA Pakistan International B777-200 AP-BMG.


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

MAN 7th December 2015 - Pakistan International B777-200 "Retro Jet"

Making its second visit to Manchester in as many days, Pakistan International B777-200 AP-BMG wears a superb "Retro" colour scheme from its past.



Thursday, 3 December 2015

MAN 2nd December 2015 - ASL Hungary HA-FAX.

Departing late evening operating for DHL, ASL Hungary B737-400F HA-FAX made a nice change from the usual B757-200F.

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

MAN 17th November 2015 - Airbus "Beluga" F-GSTF

Having diverted in during the evening due to strong winds at Chester Hawarden, Airbus A300 "Beluga" F-GSTF remained parked up overnight.



MAN 17th November 2015 - Iberia A340-600 EC-JBA

Parked up overnight awaiting its visit to the paint shop, Iberia A340-600 EC-JBA was making its first visit to Manchester and still wore extra titles from its Twitter campaign.


Thursday, 12 November 2015

MAN 11th November 2015 - Ukraine Air Alliance An12 UR-CNT

Arriving late evening on its first visit to Manchester, Ukraine Air Alliance Antonov An12 UR-CNT is a very new addition to their fleet. The aircraft was parked up overnight.



MAN 11th November 2015 - Cargoair B737-300F LZ-CGQ

Cargoair are still operating the DHL Leipzig flight and today it was a normal colours B737-300 that turned up, LZ-CGQ making its first visit to Manchester.


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

MAN 10th November 2015 - Monarch "Movember" A321 G-ZBAE

Monarch Airlines is supporting "Movember" by painting a large moustache on the nose of several of its aircraft, Movember is an annual event for men to grow their facial hair during the month of November in support of men's issues.


MAN 10th November 2015 - Cargoair / DHL B737-400F LZ-CGR

Cargoair are now operating the new DHL Leipzig service with B737 Freighters, LZ-CGR made its first visit today and wears a hybrid DHL colour scheme.





MAN 10th November 2015 - Etihad A340-600 A6-EHJ

Operating the evening departure to Abu Dhabi A340-600 A6-EHJ wears the superb Formula 1 colours.



Monday, 9 November 2015

MAN 7th November 2015 - Bright Flight An26 LZ-FLL

Having arrived the evening before on its first visit, Bright Flight Antonov An26 LZ-FLL was parked up in the early hours of the morning.


Thursday, 5 November 2015

MAN 4th November 2015 - DHL B757F G-BIKC

Departing late evening on the new service in much better weather than the last couple of nights!



Tuesday, 3 November 2015

MAN 2nd November 2015 - DHL start new B757F service

Parked up in the fog during the evening, DHL B757-200F G-BMRG awaits its first departure on its brand new 4x per week Leipzig - Manchester - Leipzig freight service.


Sunday, 1 November 2015

MAN 31st October 2015 - Panalpina B747-800F N850GT

Having arrived a couple of hours earlier (in the sun!) on its first visit, Panalpina / Atlas Air B747-800 Freighter N850GT is seen here departing back south after a weather diversion from Stansted. Sadly the weather had deteriorated an awful lot by the early afternoon!




Monday, 26 October 2015

Friday, 23 October 2015

MAN 22nd October 2015 - Air China B747-400 B-2472

Making the first visit to Manchester of an Air China B747-400, B-2472 arrived very late evening with the Chinese President Xi Jinping.


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

MAN 20th October 2015 - Qatar Airways B777-300 A7-BAA

Departing late evening Qatar Airways B777-300 A7-BAA wears the "OneWorld" titles.


MAN 20th October 2015 - Azores Airlines A330 EI-EJY

Having emerged from Air Livery earlier in the day A330-200 EI-EJY now wears the brand new name and special "Whale" livery of Azores Airlines (formerly SATA Air Azores).


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

MAN 20th October 2015 - Aeroflot "Manchester United" A321 VP-BTL

Arriving around midday on its first visit to Manchester, Aeroflot A321 wears a special scheme to promote Manchester United FC, the team the a/c was here to collect and transport to Moscow to play CSKA Moscow in their Champions League game.



MAN 20th October 2015 - Privilege Style B767-300 EC-LZO

Arriving around midday with Sevilla Football Club for their Champions League match against Man City, the a/c now wears extra titles to promote the Spanish team.


Tuesday, 13 October 2015

MAN 12th October 2015 - Fleet Air Saab 340 HA-TAG

Making its first visit to Manchester late evening and then night stopping, Fleet Air International Saab 340 HA-TAG still wears its old colours from its days with Golden Air (of Sweden).


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

MAN 29th September 2015 - Air Berlin B737-800 D-ABME

Having arrived earlier in the day on its first visit operating a football charter, Air Berlin B737-800 D-ABME was parked up overnight. The aircraft wears the "One World" titles.


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

MAN 28th September 2015 - Icelandair B767-300 EI-UNC

Having been repainted from Transaero scheme, B767-300 EI-UNC was parked up overnight in full Icelandair colours. This is the first 767 to wear the full scheme as the example they operated a few years back wore a plain white fuselage.



Monday, 28 September 2015

28th September 2015 - "2015 Trips" page updated


Latest "Trips" photos added to the 2015 Trips page,

A long weekend at Heathrow (via RIAT 2015) and a four day trip to Palma

Click on this link below to view the photos.




Monday, 21 September 2015

MAN 20th September 2015 - Turkish "Eid Mubarak" special

Making only its second visit to Manchester in this scheme, Turkish A321 TC-JSL wears special colours and titles for Eid Mubarak.



Sunday, 20 September 2015

MAN 19th September 2015 - Arke B787-8 PH-TFL

The first Arke B787-8 to visit Manchester, PH-TFL arrived late afternoon to operate a flight for Thomson. The aircraft also wears "10 Year" anniversary titles.