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User currently offlinevanilia27 From Hungary, joined Jun 2011, 3 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5920 times:

Hello Everyone!

I'm George from Hungary a flight enthusiastic.

I will be in Manchester on next monday between 10 am and 1 pm, before my flight heading to home to Hungary.

I would like to make some photos (line-ups, taxis) in this 3 hour. Which position would you prefer for me???

I will have car with me, so i can move around the airport easily.

Thanks for your answer!

Regards,

George

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User currently online817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2552 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5861 times:

You go to the Runway Visitor Park:

http://www.manchesterairport.co.uk/m...eb.nsf/Content/concordeviewingpark



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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5849 times:

You will be facing the sun around that time from the visitor park .... , not the place to go, if ypu want to take pictures around that time!

http://manchesterspotting.t83.net/#/south-side-spots/4530009871

Spot 5,3 and 4 is the place to go ...

http://www.tasmanchester.co.uk/MAN_Reports.html

Very informative ...

Rgds

Robin



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User currently offlinevanilia27 From Hungary, joined Jun 2011, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5803 times:

Hello Guys,

Thanks for the answers!

Regards,

George


User currently offlinePsych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 3064 posts, RR: 58
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 5785 times:
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Hello George.

I agree strongly with Robin. As a Manchester photographer, I can assure you that photos will be better taken from the south side of the runways - especially at that time of day. As you have your own transport, then this should not be a problem, especially if you don't mind walking a little way.

The site above, plus Google, should give you the directions you need for where to go. If the 23 runways are in use, driving to the Manchester Airport Holiday Inn area off the A538 (soon after the tunnels under the runways) is a good place to head, and then walk from there.

I hope the weather is kind to you.

Paul


User currently offlinevanilia27 From Hungary, joined Jun 2011, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5707 times:

Hello Paul!

Thanks for the recommendation!

Is it possible to park the car at the Holiday inn park place?

Is it not reserved only for guests?

Thanks,

George


User currently offlineYchocky From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5701 times:

Parking is for guests only. Best to park on the lane next to the hotel.

Where the two blue (?) and red cars are: http://tiny.cc/1ncmlw

With google maps, you can actually see the worn ground leading up to a spotting location complete with spotters!


User currently offlinederekf From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 914 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5665 times:

I normally park on the verge on the corner where that brownish car is. I don't park in the lane as it is very narrow and the hotel courtesy bus uses that lane. I haven't been to that area for a while but some of the path alongside the runway is VERY muddy. Almost impassable in some bits - and that was in July! I wore boots but wellingtons would have been better.

What a shame Joe's field isn't as good now.



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