GOT From Sweden, joined Dec 2000, 1912 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3323 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.
Just like birdwatching - without having to be so damned quiet!
BritMidDC9 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3105 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!
Daleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3211 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2890 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
[Edited 2006-12-03 20:55:33]
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JakTrax From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 4936 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2789 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.....
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2316 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2646 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...
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Myt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9114 posts, RR: 69
Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2467 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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: 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?