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!






Friday, 29 September 2017

29th September 2017 - Amsterdam Trip photos added to the 2017 Trips page.

Two Day Amsterdam Trip August 2017

A selection of photos taken on a two day visit to Amsterdam in August
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Monday, 28 August 2017

MAN 25th August 2017 - Hainan Airlines B787-9 B-1543

After operating the Beijing service on selected days for nearly two months I finally got around to photographing the Boeing 787-9 of Hainan Airlines when a sunny morning and a late arrival coincided, B-1543 is seen here arriving on its first visit to Manchester.



Friday, 18 August 2017

Friday 18th August 2017 - May's Prague & Paris Orly Trip photos added to the 2017 Trips Page

Prague & Paris Orly Trip May 2017

A selection of photos taken on a long Weekend trip to Prague and Paris Orly in May
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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Luton 15th August 2017 - Easyjet A320neo G-UZHA

One of Easyjet's new "NEO" A320's G-UZHA was caught arriving at Luton on a brief visit at lunchtime today.


Stansted 15th August 2017 - Turkmenistan Airlines IL76 EZ-F426

A long run down to Stansted to catch this mornings (second in a series of four) Turkmenistan Airlines IL76 freight flight sadly saw EZ-F426 arrive in very dull weather, 
This was the best I could manage ...... ☹


Sunday, 13 August 2017

MAN 12th August 2017 - Belavia B737-800 EW-437PA

Making the first visit of a Belavia B737-800 at Manchester, EW-437PA arrived late afternoon after a type change on their weekly Minks service. 



Wednesday, 9 August 2017

MAN 6th August 2017 - Eurowings "Europa Park" A320 D-ABDQ

 Making only its second visit in this great looking scheme and arriving on a very dull and wet evening, Eurowings A320 D-ABDQ advertises "Europa Park", a resort located in Germany.



Wednesday, 2 August 2017

MAN 1st August 2017- French Blue A350-900 F-HREU departs after painting.

Having arrived on the 20th July in primer, A350-900 F-HREU departed Manchester today in the full scheme of French Blue after painting by Air Livery, this is the first A350 to be painted here at MAN.



Friday, 21 July 2017

MAN 20th July 2017 - French Blue A350-900 F-HREU arrives for painting.

Arriving early evening on its first visit, French Blue A350-900 F-HREU is here for painting by Air Livery, the aircraft was an ex Airbus test aircraft.


MAN 19th July 2017 - Hainan "Kung Fu Panda" B787-9 B-7302

Making its first visit to Manchester this morning was Hainan Airlines B787-9 B-7302 wearing the superb yellow version of the "Kung Fu Panda" scheme .... we eagerly await visits from the white and the red ones now!!





Monday, 17 July 2017

MAN 17th July 2017 - Air X Charter A340 9H-BIG

Making its first visit to Manchester and looking great in the blue sky and sunshine ... Air X Charter A340 9H-BIG was arriving from the USA with golfers for The Open at Royal Birkdale.



Friday, 7 July 2017

MAN 6th July 2017 - Royal Air Maroc Emb.190 CN-RGO

making its second visit to Manchester, Royal Air Maroc Emb.190 CN-RGO was a type change from the usual B737.


MAN 2nd July 2017 - Aerologic B777F D-AALD

Arriving mid afternoon, Aerologic B777-200F D-AALD was making the first visit of one of the airlines aircraft to Manchester.


Friday, 23 June 2017

MAN 20th June 2017 - Cavok Air An.74 UR-CKC

Definitely the highlight of 2017 (so far), Cavok Air's sole Antonov An.74 UR-CKC touched down from Kiev during the evening to operate a cargo charter.




MAN 18th June 2017 - HiFly Malta A340 9H-TQM

Arriving early afternoon for a sub-charter to Thomas Cook, HiFly Malta A340 9H-TQM wears this superb black colour scheme after it was painted (here at MAN) last October.