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A Day At Manchester  
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3566 times:

Don't know if it should be in here, but it was a trip,so here goes

I was in the Manchester area for a Job interview with Thomas cook (which I did not get  Sad ). I got to the airport about 10, so I had a hour and half of looking around before I had to be at the SAS Hotel for the interview, as I had not eaten, I went to Burger King in T1 and sat looking out over the Parking area.

I forgot how good the viewing was at Manchester, having only been there once before for the Concorde Tour.

While enjoying some expensive grub, I saw a Turbo prop come in, and park right next to the window where I was, nice experience. Did laugh when I got home and saw it was the FLYMO Express which Alex, MYT332 had flown to Southampton

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Also dotted about the lot were

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Got to see a very nice looking Emirates get pushed back and start up when I was on the Car Park Viewing area. What a sound she made, I was in heaven

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Also around were the following

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it was a first for me with this airline, was nice to see her taxi by, then rattle the windows as she ran up the runway

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And then there was the First choice 320 that confused me all day till I got home. She really did not look like a 320, maybe something to do with the light, I don't know, but she looked tiny, and the windows were strange, but hey, I was scared cause I had a interview

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Got to also see a all white 747, think it was a SP, but there was a Virgin 744 in the way the whole time I was there so couldn't see the rej.

While in the interview, I sat in a great spot. I could, out of the window, look at the nose of a USAIRWAYS 330. She was very nice. Trying to look at the TV screen was very hard, especially when a Delta pushed back and started as well.

I did managed to get outside and back to the car park in time to see the US take off.

God its a great airport, just shame I did not have time to go to the viewing park. Would have made the day even better


[Edited 2004-12-01 18:38:32]

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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

You could of at least used the shots in which he (MYT332) was actually on the plane! Big grin

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Good report, cheers.

Jusitn  Smile

User currently offlineBA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3488 times:

The all white 747 was prob Air Atlanta. Not a SP.......but who knows  Wink/being sarcastic

Dan Valentine - Bad Ass MOFO Photographer
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3473 times:

sorry justin,thought i had picked one with him in it.

BA747, it made me stop dead in the corridor. I looked at it for about 10 min, might have been the angle it was parked at. And as i have only seen one SP in real life, i could not tell really.

User currently offlineBFS From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 744 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

Nice report.
What position where you applying with at Thomas Cook? I've put an application in with another tour operator and they havent got back to me yet!

User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3352 times:


it was for cabin crew on there 757 and 320 fleet based at manchester airport

User currently offlineMYT332 From Australia, joined Sep 2003, 9114 posts, RR: 68
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3252 times:

Ahh it's that Dash 8 again, what a funky aircraft that is. I saw her on Tuesday actually, she always makes me laugh.

Glad you like MAN anyway Dan. When did you go on Alpha Charlie?

One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3228 times:

I wish i did have time to pop over and see her, but alas, no time.

I saw concorde last when she did her fly in tour at MAN. What a sight.

The last time i saw her was when she had been clipped, and that was at 3am one VERY VERY VERY wet morning in April

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4107 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 hours ago) and read 3097 times:

nice report m8 Big thumbs up

I wana try the flymo someday lol

Sam Smile

Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25324 posts, RR: 55
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

MYT332 says the Flymo was the greatest experience of his life!

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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