Friday, 31 July 2015

1st July 2015 - A day trip to Heathrow

A trip south to London Heathrow on the hottest day of the year (temperatures reaching 36C!) saw a few nice subjects finally being caught by my camera.

The following were my highlights of our time there.

With nothing much of interest showing for the late afternoon we made our way home via Luton allowing us to catch the departure of the La Compagnie 757-200 F-HCIE.

A great day out with many nice photos and another 64 numbers added to the log book!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

MAN 29th July 2015 - Hermes Airlines B737-500 SX-BHR

Arriving early morning to operate a couple of charters later in the day, Hermes Airlines B737-500 SX-BHR.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

MAN 14th July 2015 - Denim Air Emb.145 PH-DND

Parked up just as the sun set, Denim Air Emb.145 PH-DND was operating a charter.

MAN 8th July 2015 - Aeronexus B767-200 ZS-DJI

Having arrived earlier in the day, Aeronexus B767-200 ZS-DJI was parked up for the night before departing the next day with Manchester City FC for their pre-season tour.

MAN 7th July 2015 - Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VWHO

Night stopping here at Manchester between a series of training flights, Virgin Atlantic B787-9 G-VWHO is the newest addition to their fleet having only been delivered the previous week.

MAN 7th July 2015 Aegean "Sharklet" A320 SX-DGY

Making its first visit to MAN (and only the second visit of a "Sharklet" equipped Aegean) A320 SX-DGY operated the late evening Athens flight.

MAN 7th July 2015 - Flybe ATR72 EI-REM

Making a very rare appearance at Manchester during the evening operating the Flybe Glasgow flight, Stobart Air ATR72 EI-REM is usually based at Southend.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Birmingham 3rd July 2015 - Hainan B.767-300 B-2490 arrives on inaugural "2015 Beijing Charter"

Arriving just after the early morning fog had cleared, Hainan B767-300 B-2490 was making the first visit of one of their 767's to the UK. Sadly the air was still thick with moisture resulting in a fair bit of mist being dragged along behind on short final!
This was the first of the short series of twice weekly charter flights to the Midlands for summer 2015.

It was also nice to catch up with Jettime B737-700 OY-JTY which has been leased by Monarch Airlines for the summer season, the aircraft carries "operated on behalf of Monarch Airlines" titles.

A couple of early morning freight flights saw Arcus Air Do.228 D-CAAM and RAF Avia Saab340 YL-RAG arrive.