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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

Just found a picture in the database from the 'Manchester Airshow'. Anybody give me more info on this event, why does it no longer take place?


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User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Wish it did, would be easier for me to get to, but London provails as per usual.

User currently offlineGOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Check other pictures from that day. It was not an airshow in the true sense of the word, but just a big load of charters coming in for the Champions League final held in Manchester. Happens every year but at different european airports. Though no one is probably as spotter friendly as MAN.

/Robert



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User currently offlineBritMidDC9 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3172 times:

Hi

That pic was taken on 28th May 2003, the day of the Champions League Cup Final played at Old Trafford.

The event attracted 889 extra aircraft movements at MAN either on the day or the day surrounding it.

It was an awsome day, check it on www.ringwayreports.co.uk in the features sub heading under 'CL Final 2003'

It was probably one of the best days spotting at MAN ever!!!!

Hope this helps

BritMidDC9


User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

That is amazing how full it got a MAN, it looked like there was no more parking left.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlineBritMidDC9 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2956 times:

There wasn't much parking left at all. It really was an amazing day.

I'm sure I read somewhere that some of the night stopping aircraft that are usually towed away from the terminal overnight had to stay at their gate and were then blocked in by additional because they were just so short of space.

As Robert said, what made it extra special is that MAN is very very spotter friendly!

Paul


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2929 times:

Quoting BritMidDC9 (Reply 5):

As Robert said, what made it extra special is that MAN is very very spotter friendly!

Whats happened to Level 13 now? Noticed the shop and catering have gone!

mark



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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7394 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2916 times:
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Quoting Daleaholic (Thread starter):
Just found a picture in the database from the 'Manchester Airshow'

And there was I thinking that this was all about the Airshows at Barton as they were the called "Manchester Airshow". MAN itself did have an airshow up to the 1950s I believe.

If you want a more complete listing of that day in May 2003, mail me!


User currently offlineCPairDC10 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2843 times:

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 6):
Whats happened to Level 13 now? Noticed the shop and catering have gone!

Since when ???

I was last there in febuary, as i live and work in germany, I dont get to my second home that often, but will be there agian for christmas..


User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

Quoting CPairDC10 (Reply 8):
Since when ???

I was last there in febuary, as i live and work in germany, I dont get to my second home that often, but will be there agian for christmas..

Noticed it yesterday day, and the spotters are gathering on Level 11 now. Aviation shop has moved into T1.

Mark



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User currently offlineCPairDC10 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2789 times:

Thats a bummer, thanks for the info, but all facillities are at the aviation park still ??

User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2761 times:

Quoting CPairDC10 (Reply 10):
Thats a bummer, thanks for the info, but all facillities are at the aviation park still ??

As far as I know yes

Mark



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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 12, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2758 times:

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 6):
Whats happened to Level 13 now? Noticed the shop and catering have gone!

Just another example of the great management the airport has! They are getting rid of all the spotting features on level 13 to add a couple more parking spaces. Pathetic I know.

Matt


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 6):
Whats happened to Level 13 now? Noticed the shop and catering have gone!

WOW! That really is a shock! It's only been done very recently then. Shame, was nice to be able to get a hot chocolate when it was freezing cold!

Quoting MANmatt (Reply 12):
Just another example of the great management the airport has! They are getting rid of all the spotting features on level 13 to add a couple more parking spaces. Pathetic I know.

The fact that hardly anybody parks up there anyway makes it even more stupid! Oh well  Sad
   Level 13

[Edited 2006-12-03 20:55:33]


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User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2710 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 13):
The fact that hardly anybody parks up there anyway makes it even more stupid!

Tellme about it! Cant remember ever seeing that place full so what difference about 10 extra spaces will make i do not know!


User currently offlineJakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2640 times:

The removal of spotter facilities from Level 13 has been on the cards for ages and there was plenty of advance notice. Never did find it that useful anyway - level 8 W was always better for photography.....

Karl


User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2565 times:

Level 13 was way too open to the elements to be any use. What happened to the plan of a partial re-opening of the terraces?

User currently offlinePieinthesky From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 392 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 16):
What happened to the plan of a partial re-opening of the terraces?

Not heard that one, and with the current security environment I would be surprised if they did.

Still, if there's one airport who may do it i suppose that would be MAN.


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 2497 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 16):
Level 13 was way too open to the elements to be any use. What happened to the plan of a partial re-opening of the terraces?

I thought the original terraces were lost when they refurbished the face of T1, although I'm sure the roof access along the piers is still there.

I dont think there is currently any room up there to make terraces due to the amount of equipment on the rooftop however I agree MAN would most probably be the airport to invest in making a viewing area (from the terminal).

At least the shop has just moved into T1, I know its a bummer but we can always pop in to get some new charts or whatnot, its just going to be a bit more mainstream now I guess...

Phil
FlyingColours



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2419 times:

Ah, that day was legendary - accounted for my first ever Anet photos, too! I was stood in front of one of the buses.

Dual runway ops all day, with loads of MD-80's parked on the 24L link taxiway. I think we saw almost every aircraft of the Eurofly fleet at least twice that day!

I don't think the shop moving is too big an issue - it is probably better in T1 anyway! Though the vending machine up there was always much cheaper than buying a drink anywhere else!!!



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User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

I think im gonna have to check out MAN for some spotting. It sounds really really good.


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User currently offlineJRowson From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 359 posts, RR: 12
Reply 21, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

Let's hope the 2008 final will bring similar results as it returns to Old Trafford I believe!

All we need is 2 non UK based teams in the final again and it'll be heaven at MAN again.



James Rowson. Canonite and lover of all things L. JAR Photography.
User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2364 times:

Where do people go to now, do they still use Level 13, or do they go below, to 12 or 11.

Quoting JRowson (Reply 21):

YAY What day is the final, has it been planned, what month?

Tom.



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User currently offlineJetset7E7 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1090 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2343 times:

Quoting JRowson (Reply 21):
Let's hope the 2008 final will bring similar results as it returns to Old Trafford I believe!

Its actually the City of Manchester Stadium, home of Manchester City. Its the UEFA Cup final this time, not the Champions League.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 22):
Where do people go to now, do they still use Level 13, or do they go below, to 12 or 11.

Level 11 I've seen that at the past few days, as its been raining, so cover under there, I think you can still go up to 13 though.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 22):
YAY What day is the final, has it been planned, what month?

More than likely a Wednesday, and the middle of May.

Mark



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 24, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

I was there on the 28th May 2003 as well, I remember it was so packed it was untrue!

I was up at L13 on Monday as I had some time to kill before a train home. The guy in the shop (now down in T1 arrivals) didn't sound too optimistic about it reopening but does it matter? All it was, was the shop which has only moved location and a crappy food hut. You can still stand up there while they resurface the level and even in the future, you'll still be able to get up there.

Just worry if they get rid of the AVP completely or the Airport Pub!

[Edited 2006-12-05 23:22:50]


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25 Ringway : Just looking closely at this photo - what's with the people who are on the airfield side of the fence? Were they allowed there specially for this day?
26 Myt332 : Yep! That's the one.
27 Daleaholic : Most likely. There are marshalls stood there so I doubt anybody/anything was at risk. Possibly because the AVP got overcrowded.
28 AirbusA346 : Notice there are also rolls of barbed wire stopping people too. Tom.
29 Post contains images JRowson : I was close
30 Post contains images BigOrange : Level 12 is still a rooftop level but looks back onto T2. I thought they were moving this over to the south side? They have been trying to get rid of
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