2020's Christmas image is a fitting tribute to the sad loss of the Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747's this year, seen here during a much colder winter of the past.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Making its first visit to Manchester on a dull and damp afternoon, Vueling A320 Neo EC-NIX wears a special "Visit Tenerife" scheme.
An early afternoon arrival making the first visit to Manchester of a Braathens Regional ATR72, SE-MKD seen here on short finals for runway 23 Right carrying the Gothenburg Women's side to play Man City Women's in the Champions League.
Today saw a very welcome return of Cyprus Airways albeit a different airline than the original which failed back in 2015. A319 5B-DCW arrived early afternoon in a nice patch of sunshine and is seen here taxiing to stand 24.
The first visit of an Aeroflot A350-900 occurred this afternoon when VQ-BFY arrived from Moscow to take Manchester United out to Istanbul for their Champions League match against Istanbul Basaksehir.
The weather was pretty awful with heavy rain and terrible light, all fairly normal for Manchester though I guess!
Departing back to Chongqing early morning in pretty awful weather, Hainan Airlines B787-9 B-1540 wears the special "Hainan Free Trade Port" scheme.
A long weekend away with my Wife down in the South West allowed a couple of new airports to be added to my log book, Our route took us past Newquay and Lands End with a few photos grabbed along the way.
Newquay is not good for the photographers as there are no spots that allow close up views of the stored airliners sadly, the following were just record shots taken from the fenceline on the Saturday evening.
Finally making a return visit to Manchester after a very long time and coinciding nicely with some sunshine AND a day off for me!
Etihad B787-9 wears the stunning Formula One scheme and is seen here landing just before midday on their service from Abu Dhabi.
An evening run over to Durham / Tees Valley (Teesside) International to catch a very rare UK movement, Fiji Airlines B737-700 DQ-FJF was arriving for parting out / scrapping having made the long journey from Nadi (Fiji) via Honolulu, Los Angeles & Bangor, sadly it landed just after sunset meaning it was almost dark!
Another run down south to London Heathrow to catch a few more required subjects including the superb LATAM Star Wars special saw the following pass me in the warm sunshine over the course of the day.......
The sun wasn't quite up for the arrival of the Gulf Air 787-9 A9C-FE or the ACT Cargo B747-400 Freighter TC-ACG sadly,