Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15 Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2526 times:
Hapag-Lloyd Express as of today has it's new routes bookable and one of the new ones will be to Manchester. My question is if MAN is good for spotting since I would have to spend the whole day there. The plane would arrive at 0705 and the flight back would be at 1955 and it would be terrible to be at an airport for spotting where there is not too much going on.
If I get any positive replies I will book a flight for the 19th of April 2003.
Are there good locations at Paris (CDG) for spotting? I know traffic there is huge but that would not help if you can't spot there.
Craigy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 1118 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2456 times:
Max, first of all, do you want to spot or take photographs at MAN?
For photography you need to be on the far side of the runways (car needed) in the morning and the airport side of the runways in the afternoon to get the sun behind you. For spotting, the viewing park (open from sunrise to sunset) gives you a view of ALL arriving and departing traffic all day and the sun behind you mid afternoon/evening.
It can be reached by its own bus service or a short taxi ride from the terminal. There is a burger van, aviation shop and toilets.
The Airport Hotel Pub has a beer garden and is located at the threshold of 24R (late afternoon/evening sun) The bouncy castle you can see is in the pub garden. Good for aircraft landing on 24R, not too far to walk from terminal 3.
If it rains a lot, you can stay in T1 (landside) and get a great wiew of the T1/T3 apron and 24R/06L through huge glass windows. There is a bar and restaurant complex with seating by the windows. Always a large group of spotters there.
Godbless From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 2753 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2373 times:
Just a little update on my MAN tour.
I have now booked a flight on Hapag-Lloyd Express for May 27th, 2003. And as it looks I won't show up alone then either so maybe it would be possible to have a big a.neter meeting there then (well we've got enough time to plan but I just wanted to get the ball rolling already...).