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User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

Good to see Mr Sheldon back posting photos again after a 2 month break. He was first to get 28th MAy photos on from the big day at Manchester.

Well done Chris, you must have been up all night!



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What a great day it was, everyone spotting around the airfield behaved themselves and even the sun shone most of the day.

There was about 40 aircraft parked up around the taxiways when I left at 6pm. It was a great sight. The beginning of 24L was closed for parking, but aircraft still departed from it using reduced length.

Jon

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User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2478 times:
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Hi all

Just to add some hits to Chris' pic......look at all the spotters in the background  Wow!

Glad I wasn't there.

Cheers

Gary


User currently offlineBoeingholiday From Austria, joined Apr 2002, 456 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2475 times:

They said something about the huge number of spotters in the radio yesterday Big grin

User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

I have some touchdown pics in the queue now where you can see the huge number of people on top of the car park too. Quite incredible. I understand that at one point they closed off access to the roof of the car park because they thought it was unsafe to let any more people up there! (Glad I was well out of the way!)

User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2434 times:

Wow looks like it was a great day, how many deep was it at the viewing park? And yes all of you there were mentioned on the radio! (Key 103, in one of their jingles) However, they were just saying that if you came to manchester to stay and spot at the airport rather than the footy you are banned from listening.  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2438 times:

A superb day all round. There were thousands of spotters there and thats no exaggeration ( I can't wait to see some pictures of the crowds). It took me over an hour just to que into the viewing park at 06.00 am !!!! Mind you it was worth it. The best days spotting i have ever had in the UK !!!!!! It was like being a kid in a candy store who could buy as much as he wanted.

What with all the charters (Volare,Azzura,Blue Panorama etc etc) and then the normal good MAN traffic (CI 747F , SQ777 , PG F100) plus a mix of 40 odd biz Jets. It made for one hell if a day. I must have made over 100 aircraft , something i have not done in the UK for to many years to say !!!

Will May 28th go down as the best days spotting in the UK ever !!!!

Great Day , Great people , Great weather and great planes !!!! Can we have this every year ????

LHRSIMON.





Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2414 times:

Glad to hear you all had a good time and look foward to all your shots.

On a seperate note, I am sure most if not all of you people at MAN where not interested but did any of you catch the CY 320 there on the 28th? Was it in new or old cls?

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2416 times:

The CY 320 (sorry but cannot remember the reg) was in the full/new CY cls.

LHRSIMON



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

Good  Smile I am after one in the old colours before they go, I am sure a couple still remain but they seem never to visit Gatwick and I thought knowing my luck you MAN guys would have got an old cls yesterday but it appears not  Smile

Thanks LHRSIMON

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

The authorities even let a restricted number of spectators onto the grass in front of the viewing park for £10! Wonder if any a.net people were amongst them? They put up a small barrier in front of them. The authorities have to be applauded here.

The only problems were a SN319 landing on the runway with a catering vehicle on it causing the next arrival to go-around...... Some aircraft had to wait 2 and a bit hours on remote parking for buses.... plus of course the que into the viewing park (expected)

Jon


User currently offlineKingwide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

Here's a shot to give you an idea of the crowds. approx 7:30AM I think. The guys in the van are just putting up the enclosure in front of the fence which opened about an hour later.



J



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User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Amazing... just amazing!!!

I knew it was going to be popular from all the traffic on the forum here, but I would never have imagined it to have been that popular!!!

Hope you all had a good time guys and got the dream shots you wanted!

 Big thumbs up

Rez



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Quite incredible really, considering that there were alot of aircraft but none of them were that incredible.

Certainly a nice day for it though, I hope you all enjoyed it.

Did anyone actually get onto the south side at all?


User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

Wow! There's hundreds of them! I was going to go to MAN, but the weather was better at LHR so I went there instead.

DC-10


User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

Southside? Yes. A handful of pics now uploaded to the database.

User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Couple of points about that photo Jason took, firstly it looks like the Neos winglet is about to decapitate the people on the top deck! and secondly the guy at the bottom right of the picture obviously made the wrong decision to get up early and go to MAN  Smile

Ben Pritchard


User currently offlineLHRSIMON From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2002, 1343 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

"There were hundreds on them" . More like thousands !!!! Did anyone take a picture of the crowds from one of the viewing mounds in the AVP. Add to that the fact that the car park was also full. So full infact that the police were worried about safety and asked some of the spotters to bus over to the AVP. I would say that about 100 people were in the field on southside.

Die'ing hobby !!!!!!!!! Not if the 28th is anything to go by . Also alot of people under 30 year old aswell, which was good to see......

LHRSIMON



Canon 1D Mk III,Canon 20D+17-40 L f4.0,70-200 L IS USM f2.8,400 L USM f5.6,135 mm L f2.0, 50 mm f1.8,1.4 x II extender
User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Quite amazing really, I remember the first time I visited the AVP at MAN and there were loads of people there, despite the weather at the time.

Chris - were you hassled by police at all whilst on the southside, where did you park?


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 18, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Oh and, do you mean the field opposite the threshold of 24LR? Where the railtracks are?

User currently offlineGloBaLeXpResS From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 251 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

EGGD: Nothing that good? Try 3 GEX' - I had only seen 1 of them before Big grin Also a BBJ; the Italian Biz was the highlight for me, and those Neos winglet'ted 737's?

Gosh!

I thought the spotters where Chris was were blocked off by a Spanair MD-82 later in the day. Oh well, my view was great - thank God for "Quickseat" foldable chairs.


User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2244 times:

'nothing that incredable'

-Italian Air Force A319
-Gandalf D328 Jet
-Tui/Futura 737s
-Adriatic MD80
to list only a few...

Where/when else in europe would you see such a collection of aircraft in europe in one day???

Jon


User currently offlineRayPettit From United Kingdom, joined May 2002, 608 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Jon

all those were good, but surely the highlight was the East African 767 in that superb scheme.

I was lucky to know someone who has a house backing on to the approach, so I just sat in his garden and admired the scenery. Big grin


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 22, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

You know, maybe i'm different. Because they all look like the same aircraft to me  Laugh out loud.

Maybe if there were a couple of 747's, Airbus A340-600's or AN-124's I could understand the huge number of people going...


User currently offlineJon01 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2199 times:

We all watched an An-124 and Beluga fly over Manchester en-route somewhere!

An-124's don't do football charters.

Airbus A340-600s are a bit rare at the moment, don't think Virgin would want their new aircraft full of football supporters.

There was something there to please everyone.If you are not a MAN regular it was great to see Cargolux 74F's, Singapore B777's and Air China B74F's -don't see those at LHR!


Jon


User currently offlineVir380 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2002, 621 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2195 times:

Ben stick to your BA 737's yesterday  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

i would much rather photo any of the 65+ foreign biz jets we had or maybe the BBJ or maybe the Alitalia MD-11 or maybe the East African 767 or maybe the Neos 737(winglets) or maybe the SN Airlines 319 or maybe the Star A330 or maybe the Austrian A340 ..... etc etc etc etc..  Big thumbs up
Having said that you already got the East African 767 :-(
Dan why were you not up ?

Oh and the weather was poorsih in the morning but the was very hot and sunny ... i think a perfect day for all !

Tony

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25 Post contains images EGGD : I'm stuck in Bournemouth, it sucks
26 Post contains images LGW : Clam down Tony Im loosing the will to live when I see BA 737's now See you this summer perhaps? Ben Pritchard
27 Donder10 : I'm stuck in Bournemouth, it sucks Did you actually just say that??BOU is a great airport!
28 LGW : Especially when compared with BRS! Ben Pritchard
29 David_itl : There were over 300 different aircraft noted yesterday; even those who are regular MAN spotters made over 50 new frames. Did any of you hang round pas
30 Post contains images Vir380 : Ha Ha .... we are the same here with BA 145's but they were put on hold for yesterday Ill be planning another jaunt down there in the summer not sure
31 Post contains images Spotterboy : WOW !!! I just watched the soccer game on TV, but oh, I've never seen so much spotters at one place the same time yet... I'm from INN (Innsbruck) duri
32 Post contains links 1stspotter : Hi, A lot of shots taken at Manchester can be seen at http://www.PixelAir.btinternet.co.uk Select the profile link. best wishes, Marcel
33 Post contains links and images Kingwide : View from the special enclosure. A340 filled the frame at 17mm on my D30 View Large View MediumPhoto © Jason Taperell J
34 Post contains images Spotterboy : I can't remember EK buying A340s ... regards, F.
35 Post contains images Sukhoi : I'm now sick of the sight of Eurofly A320's Thanks to Tony and John and wasnt the Tatton Arms great Cheers Paul
36 Post contains images Vir380 : Paul.... yes i think we had the best place... no problems no crowds etc.. just beer and photos just great !! I still have 85 in the queue all of diffe
37 Post contains images EGGD : Its definetely a nice spot. But I can get closer here (24mm for 737!)
38 Bruce : Why was everyone gathered at the airport planespotting? Wasn't there some kind of soccer championship game in that town.....seems like more people wer
39 EGGD : I'm stuck in Bournemouth, it sucks Did you actually just say that??BOU is a great airport! You know, I was at the threshold for 3 hours and I only saw
40 Post contains images Craigy : Bruce, "Here in the usa, at the airport in the city where the Super Bowl is held, and on Super Bowl Sunday, you'd never see even 1/4th of that kind of
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