Making its first visit to Manchester and being the first of the new Aer Lingus UK aircraft to arrive at the new hub, A330-300 G-EILA touches down on 23 Right mid morning after the short hop from Dublin.
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Now wearing a slightly revised "Red Devils" livery, Brussels Airlines A320 OO-SNA is seen here about to arrive on 23 Right on the morning Brussels service.
Tuesday, 14 September 2021
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
Sunday, 29 August 2021
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
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.
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.
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
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
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,
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
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
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.
A run out to catch the two Air Mauritius A319s that had recently arrived at Kemble saw us visiting a few extra airfields along the way.
We left home just after 4am and made our way straight to St Athan to catch up with a few airliner frames before the axe man had his way with them. Twenty seven numbers were logged including a few inmates at the museum which I hadn't previously visited. Nothing was worth photographing due to positions or schemes, a lot of the stored airliners were lacking any colours!
We then moved on for a quick stop at Cardiff however on hearing that there was an Air Zena (Georgia) CRJ200 due in with a football team we decided to hang around for the arrival to grab some shots. 4L-TGB duly arrived just after 11am.
Kemble added only nine numbers this time around but the above certainly made the visit worthwhile!
We headed home via a quick stop at Brize Norton where another nine military transports bolstered the numbers in the book making a total of forty seven for the day, not a bad haul!
June 8th to the 11th - London Trip
As we had a few days off together, Ash and I decided on a trip down south as there were a few movements at Heathrow we still had to catch up on.
We headed down in the early hours and spent the full day at Heathrow catching the following arrivals on 27 Left.
June 9thUp early and a few shots grabbed from the north side of the approach before the sun moved around ...