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Flybe Southampton To Manchester 28th August 2009  
User currently offlineFlyingfox27 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2007, 424 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7440 times:

Flight - BE7363
Aircraft - Bombardier Dash 8 Q400
Reg. - G-JEDO (third time flying this one!)
Crew - very friendly
Flight Time - 45 minutes.
Departure Time 08:35 - actual 08:30
Arrival Time 09:40 - actual 09:40 due to storm avoidance.
Food - Buy on Board but didnt by anything.
Flight satisfaction 95%

On 28th August i went to Southampton Airport again for a nice Bank Holiday Weekend to Manchester to plane spot and also see my friends. Big grin The first flight of the day that i caught last time wasnt available so i checked in for flight BE7363 which was going to depart at 8:35am.

I had checked in online the day before so i checked my bag in and went through security nice and easily and waited for my flight. The ramp looked almost empty with a couple of E195's waiting for their next flights but then a lot of Dash 8's including my one came into land.  Smile

Waiting at the gate.


It wasnt long before the bus took us to the aircraft and i was suprised to see it was the same plane that i have been on three times now lol! G-JEDO likes taking me up to Manchester and back i guess.

Before boarding photos and video.









http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI5DZDgqsiY

After doing that i thought i better get on the plane before it left without me LOL!!!! i sat in seat 16A which was a nice seat.

Me on the plane.



It wasnt long before we got away, as we had boarded and everything was done and ready to go, we were allowed to pushback 5 minutes early which was great.

Video of pushback and startup.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZomR2TZejKA

Taxiing to runway 20.



We lined up and took off it was exciting!

Video of Takeoff from Southampton.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUmfs2AQpds

Passing over Southampton Docks as we turned northwards.



Foxy and Snoopy always travel with me.





We climbed to 20,000ft and the weather was lovelly with scattered clouds but it was more stormy near Manchester so the pilot said we would do some alterations to the route to avoid going through storms, good idea too!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJZhcHG0u9A

We passed a few airports too, I think i can name them but if iam wrong you can correct me.  Smile

Oxford Airfield.



Foxy enjoying the flight!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_RtkaI3omo

Brungtingthorpe Airfield.



East Midlands Airport.



View inside cabin facing front, i was sitting next to someone who looked like Alan Sugar! It wasnt him i found out when i asked him lol good thing he saw the funny side!



View out the window before our descent into Manchester.



Video of descending through the clouds apparoaching Manchester.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxUbvoLbyHk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyR3o8o_G34

It was a bumpy approach due to the stormy weather, Southampton was still warm and sunny lol! Here is the video of the landing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bHAALeibac

We got below cloud cover and lined up for a 23R approach to Manchester, it was exciting to be back here again.

Video of landing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bHAALeibac

It was a nice firm landing and we taxiied to Terminal 3 and i filmed this on my personal camcorder as i have filmed this before and i waited until everyone was off the plane and took a photo of the empty Dash 8 cabin with the friendly flight attendant too. Big grin

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2489/3928375535_c000fdc78f.jpg

Then i said goodbye and went down the steps and met the person who saw me the last time i came which was a coincedence! He showed em the way into the baggage area and i didnt have to wait long for my bag which was good.

When i went through arrivals i looked for my two friends Dan and Adrian who are gonna watch the planes at the AVP today with me which was great. Big grin We went to the bus station and waited a while until the storm passed over. Iam usually lucky with the weather up north but not today probably lol!

We got to the AVP an hour later and watched a lot of planes and i did several videos. Here is one video of us and the airport action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOc4CquwSzA

We stayed all day and i dodged the showers taking photos of planes and its lucky we had the newly built Concorde hangar to hide in!

Dan and Adey went home around 3pm and i stayed for an extra 2 hours but got soaked in the process, it was worth it though as i caught this AWACS plane!



After i took this my friend i was staying with took me back to his house and i had such a great day and look forward to spending the Bank Holiday Weekend with them and i will return on Tuesday 1st september, that will be in part 2 coming soon! Hope you enjoyed folks feel free to comment.

7 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineShamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1597 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7407 times:

Nice report, and great photos as usual.

User currently offlineT8KE0FF From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7197 times:

Nice report! Saw G-JEDO at BHX the other day  Smile Always wondered what a Q400 looked like inside, I have done FB E195 but not Q400  Smile


RJ85 E145 E195 A319 A320 A330 A340 A380 B737 B747 B757 B767 B777 B787 DH4
User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7111 times:

Ace report Mark. As ever, your photos are of a distinguishable quality!

User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5163 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 7025 times:

Hello, Mark,

nice stoy and pix.
With BE done from SOU in May and also once more booked next month a interesting read.

Greetings,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



Next: The eastern Intersky!.
User currently offlineFoppishbum From Taiwan, joined Mar 2006, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6822 times:

Beautiful pictures!  Smile Thanks for sharing!  bigthumbsup 


I'm a Taiwanese-American living in NYC and LA.
User currently offlineAlespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6627 times:

Nice TR. I have flown from SOU-MAN once when on business with Esso Refinery in Fawley (near Southampton). It was a nice flight with FLYBE.

I have also taken FLYBE from SOU-AMS on one way trip.



Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
User currently offlineHantsflyer27 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6388 times:

Nice Trip Report.

I fly the Q400's all the time from Southampton down to Jersey, and i must say, i can't really fault them, although friends of mine (who fly them) tell me they're a bitch to land sometimes, especially in Jersey when you have a good gusty headwind. Bit like a Kite. But they're fast aircraft, i can say that much.

Have flown on your JE reg one loads, i don't really bother counting now. Had one the other day which looked nice a clean, and i said to one of the lovely ladies on board - has someone just washed it, and she replied it was brand new - second leg for Flybe.

Next Flybe flight for me - next wednesday - seat 1A.

Keep up the trip reports.

HF


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