Tuesday, 14 September 2021

MAN 14th September 2021 - German Airways Emb.190 D-AZFA

 Making its first visit to Manchester early afternoon, German Airways Embraer E190 D-AZFA was arriving on 05 Left with RB Leipzig for their Champion's League match against Man City tomorrow evening.

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

MAN 7th September 2021 - Vueling A321 EC-NLV

 Making its first visit (as such) to Manchester on the evening Barcelona service, Vueling A321 EC-NLV now wears this hybrid Vueling / Level scheme after its lease to the fellow IAG group carrier.

Sunday, 29 August 2021

MAN 28th August 2021 - Malta Air B737-MAX8 9H-VUF

 Finally the waiting paid off, a lovely sunny morning greeted a Malta Air B737-MAX8 at Manchester for the first time since they started operating the Saturday Bergamo flight four weeks ago.

9H-VUF seen here about to land on 05 Left

Friday, 27 August 2021

MAN 22nd August 2021 - Air Baltic's "Lithuanian" A220-300 YL-CSK

 Making its Manchester debut on their twice weekly Riga service, Air Baltic A220-300 YL-CSK wears this great looking special scheme in the colours of the Lithuanian flag.

MAN 22nd August 2021 - Turkish "Turkey" A330-200 TC-JNB

 Making its first visit to Manchester since acquiring this special scheme promoting the Turkish Olympics & Paralympics teams, A330-200 TC-JNB is seen here arriving on 23R on a very dull morning. The aircraft wears differing schemes on both sides.

MAN 21st August 2021 - Vueling A320 EC-MYB

 Making its first visit back to MAN since rejoining the Vueling fleet, A320 EC-MYB wears this interesting hybrid scheme following its time with fellow IAG airline Level.

Sadly the weather was pretty awful for its arrival early afternoon.

Saturday, 21 August 2021

MAN 20th August 2021 - Icelandair B737-MAX9 TF-ICA

 Making the debut visit of a B737-MAX9 to Manchester, Icelandair's TF-ICA is seen here about to land on 23 Right on their first service back here since the start of the Covid pandemic began.

Monday, 16 August 2021

Heathrow Visit - 2nd & 3rd August 2021

 A two day visit down south saw us spend plenty of time at Heathrow along with side visits to Farnborough and Oxford. The following passed by the camera lens along with a lot of the run of the mill traffic ....

We set off early morning on the 2nd in order to catch the Brunei Government B767-200 V8-MHB arriving just after 06.00,

We also managed the weekly Vistara B787-9 in some early sun,

China Eastern sent in A330-200 B-5902 in their special "Greenland Group" scheme

with Air Canada's B787-9 C-FVLQ in the special "Olympics" scheme.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BND wears the great looking Manchester City colours.

Sky Express have recently started serving LHR with their A320 NEOs,
SX-NIG operating this afternoon.

The morning of the 3rd saw overcast skies sadly although SAS A330 LN-RKU was a nice treat.

Iberia used A330-200 EC-MJA in their special "Madrid" scheme.

LOT with their B737-MAX8 SP-LVD in the special Polish Independence livery 

and Brussels Airlines A320 OO-SND in the superb "Smurfs" colours!

A great couple of days away with another 52 new numbers in the log book along with a few new subjects caught by the camera.
My thanks to Gary and Ashley for their great company along the way.

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

MAN 18th July 2021 - HiFly A330-900 CS-TKY and SAS CRJ900 ES-ACK

 A couple of movements worthy of photographing on a lovely sunny evening, HiFly A330-900 Neo CS-TKY was arriving from Birmingham to operate the PIA Pakistan International service to Lahore ....

whilst Xfly CRJ900 ES-ACK was operating the evening SAS Stockholm service albeit sadly running around 45 minutes later than scheduled meaning the sun had weakened a little. The CRJ is one of a few now sporting the new SAS colour scheme.

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Chester / Hawarden 14th June 2021 - Airbus Beluga XL F-GXLI

 A nice sunny morning and an en-route A330-700 Beluga XL tempted us over to Chester / Hawarden for the first time in a few years. I had been waiting for the chance since the XL version entered service quite some time ago!

F-GXLI seen here about to land on runway 04 late morning.