Tuesday, 31 July 2012

31st July 2012 - RIAT & FIA Trip (8th to the 10th July) photos added to the 2012 Trips page

I have now edited and uploaded a selection from our trip to the Fairford and Farnborough Airshows
You can view the photos on my 2012 Trips page

MAN 30th July 2012 (Evening) - Condor "Retro" returns from a test flight.

After photographing the new "Retro" coloured Condor 767-300 EI-CRF on the ground during the afternoon, it was nice to catch it again in great evening sunshine as it returned from a test flight in the evening.

Monday, 30 July 2012

MAN 30th July 2012 - Condor "Retro Jet"

Having been painted by Air Livery, ex Alitalia 767-300 EI-CRF is now in a 1980's "Retro" scheme for Condor and will be delivered soon as D-ABUM.

Thursday, 26 July 2012

MAN 26th July 2012 - Gabon Government B777-200 TR-KPR arrives !!

Arriving just after 07.30, Gabon Government B777-200 TR-KPR is greeted by a typical dull Manchester morning !!
The aircraft is apparently here for parking during the London 2012 Olympics.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

MAN 24th July 2012 - Etihad A340-500 A6-EHC

Arriving mid afternoon (after the inevitable cloud had set in), Etihad A340-500 A6-EHC arrived to take Manchester City FC out to Asia on their pre-season tour.

The aircraft departed just before 8pm in the sunshine.......

MAN 24th July 2012 - Condor 767-300 D-ABUD

Arriving early afternoon on a fuel stop whilst en-route from Punta Cana to Frankfurt, Condor 767-300 D-ABUD.

MAN 24th July 2012 - Mistral Air and Alitalia Student Charters.

Arriving around midday, Mistral Air 737-300 EI-DVA and Alitalia A320 EI-DTD were both operating summer Student Charters.

Sunday, 22 July 2012

MAN 21st July 2012 (PM) - Nouvelair / Eritrean hybrid

Arriving on the weekly Saturday evening charter, A320 TS-INA still wears the basic colours from its previous lease to Eritrean Airlines but with Nouvelair titles, a nice hybrid to see.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

MAN 21st July 2012 - Aegean Special and Qantas departs.

Today's Aegean flight was operated by SX-DVU which wears the special scheme advertising the Acropolis Museum in Athens, unfortunately the heat haze was quite bad when it landed !!

Shortly after, Qantas 747-400 VH-OJS departed to Cardiff with its religious group aboard.

Friday, 20 July 2012

MAN 20th July 2012 - Delta Airlines A319 N362NB

Having arrived very early morning from Keflavik, the first Delta Airlines A319 to visit MAN, N362NB departed on to Barcelona just before 10.30 local time.

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

MAN 17th July 2012 (PM) - Smart Lynx / Thomas Cook A320 YL-LCI makes its first visit.

Arriving early evening on its first visit, this Latvian A320 is leased to Thomas Cook for the summer season and was visiting for an overnight maintenance check.

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

MAN 17th July 2012 - Miami Air N733MA and a Turkish "Special" TC-JRO

Miami Air 737-800 N733MA arrived early arfternoon with the US Basketball team onboard,

and arriving a short time after was Turkish Airlines A321 TC-JRO wearing their special "Euroleague" colour scheme.

MAN 16th July 2012 - Qantas VH-OJS and Pace Airlines N767MW visit.

Qantas 747-400 VH-OJS arrived early morning on a religious group charter, the aircraft is parked here at MAN for five days before departing to Cardiff and Lyons.

and Pace Airlines 767-200 N767MW made its second visit to MAN when it arrived with Golfers for the Open at Royal Lytham this week.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

MAN 15th July 2012 - Atlas Air (Charters) 747-400 N322SG arrives.

Making its first visit to Manchester early afternoon, this Atlas Air (Charters) 747-400, N322SG was arriving in readiness to take Manchester United FC out to Africa for their pre-season tour.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

MAN 3rd July 2012 - A "Dove" in the Dark !!

One of BA's "Dove" A319s, G-DBCB Parked up in the dark,
finally allowing a nightshot to be had !!

Monday, 2 July 2012

MAN 1st July 2012 - Air Italy 767 operates for Monarch.

Air Italy 767-200 I-AIGH operated a flight to Sharm-el-Sheikh during the day and then positioned back home to italy just after midnight.