Sponsor Message:
Aviation Trip Reports Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
MAN-SOU BE872 BAe 146-200  
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3535 times:

Flight: from Manchester (MAN-Manchester International) to Southampton (SOU-Southampton)

Depart: Manchester International - MAN - Sunday 19th December 2004
Arrive: Southampton - SOU - Sunday 19th December 2004
Flight: BE863
Aircraft: BAe 146-200
Duration: 35 minutes
Distance: 171 mile(s)
Economy/Coach Class

Aircraft: G-JEAY



View Large View Medium

Photo © Justin Wood
View Large View Medium

Photo © TZ Aviation



Part One: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/52834

After spending a night up in the north with Alex/MYT332, it was time for me to head back down south to blighty. I had a VERY enjoyable weekend with Alex and his family and we didn't stop drinking the entire time!

We spent Sunday morning out in his garden shooting contrails and just generally mucking about. The weather was crisp and clear, not a cloud in the sky today! It made it all the more pleasurable to be freezing my ass off outside!

After lunch at a fine Italian restaurant it was time for me to head off to MAN. Alex's Dad kindly took me to the airport where we said our goodbyes! This had been the first time I had seen my "second parents" since May! Got to love 'em! Alex: Thanks for the Christmas present mate!  Big thumbs up

We went into T3 as this is where all domestic departures take place; we walked around looking for a damn FlyBe desk, with no luck we looked at the departure board. "Please go to Terminal 1" is what we were faced with. So we took the advice and walked over to Terminal 1. What a pis* take!

We found the small FlyBe desk, and waited for the people in front to be checked in. Each one of them complained about the fact they had also walked from Terminal 3! We were greeted by a rather "up himself" tw*t (Sorry if you read the forum  Laugh out loud Actually No, I’m not sorry you tw*t!) Who asked me to take 1.5kg out of my camera bag. I explained to him how I was not able to do this due to the value and delicacy of my equipment.

Anyway, I was checked in and I was actually asked if I had a preference on the type of seat I wanted. I immediately said window, of course!  Smile I asked if it was a BAe 146 for this evening’s flight, with that I got a very startled look, followed by "Erm, yes it is..." I said thanks and we walked off in the direction of T1.

Myself and Alex sat down after the stupidly long walks that just took place, and I had about 15 minutes to boarding so we had to make it short and sweet! Alex lit up a cig and we discussed how busy T3 is, we then said our goodbyes.  Sad

I headed in the direction of T1 Departures, the place in which we had walked through just 7 months ago on our MAN-CCC adventures. Security was short and sweet but I was frisked down with the metal detector!  Laugh out loud No I didn’t enjoy this you sick puppies!

I made my way inside the Departure lounge and stood in front of a board with all the departures lined up. Our flight was yet to have a gate so I popped into WH Smith and got myself some stuff. By the time the gimp at the counter had served me, it was time to board.

I headed towards my gate in a kind of rushed way as I was eager to see what aircraft I would be flying on tonight! To my surprise it was G-JEAY! I see this plane on every visit to SOU, so it was good to be able to see her once more! I sat in the gate lounge and got out my camera. The picture summed up my weekend...



After taking a few shots I packed my gear up and waited for the boarding call. Whilst stood there admiring the stance of Alpha Yankee, a guy next to me had his camera phone out and was also taking pictures of the 146!

Eventually the flight was called for boarding. I was one of the first in the queue! I was greeted by a young man of about 18/19, he wished me a happy flight and I waked down the stairs to become airside. This was just amazing! Our aircraft was looking rather clean and I was getting excited about the flight ahead!

I walked into the aircraft and first impressions were not as expected! This thing felt relatively big for its size and I was most impressed. I was greeted by a smiling F/A, similar to all previous flights! I was directed to my seat (Oh thanks  Big grin) 11F and I sat down and let out a sigh.

After sitting down for about 10 minutes the last few passengers boarded and the doors were closed. The safety announcement was given and we pushed back into an eerie Manchester evening. I was completely knackered at this point, and couldn’t wait to touchdown at Southampton.

We made the long taxi out towards the 06 end (Can’t remember which runway it was) passing Concorde and the Avro RJ. I had been there the day before, the great memories came flooding back as we lined up on 06L/R and blissfully departed into the dark Manchester sky.

The 146 was just a complete dream! It was not like any A319/A320 in terms of take off. It was quite fast but at the same time it was just so gentle! I really did like this plane!

Anyway, we made our way up for FL190 and levelled off. The captain came on the P/A and announced that we had a massive tail wind and we were expected to be on stand some 15-20 mins earlier than planned. This was a relief for me, but at the same time less time to experience the 146!

The refreshment services began, and I decided to skip this as I was feeling a bit tipsy from the drinks I had at lunch! It wore off during the flight, which was cool!  Laugh out loud So to recap, my 1st two flights on FlyBe I was either half cut or tipsy! I like the skills!  Wink/being sarcastic

We started our descent in the dark evening sky, as we got nearer more local landmarks become more apparent! It’s just a shame that it was a little bit too dark to take some shots! We passed over the River Itchen and lined up for Runway 02. I could see the runway lit up as we banked, this was just awesome! We passed over the St Mary’s Stadium which was illuminated by the floodlights. This also made great viewing.

Whilst we descended into Runway 02 I passed over my house and the surrounding areas and eventually we passed over the M27. This was one breathtaking experience, as I felt as if we were too low! The cars were passing underneath us as we dived into a plume of darkness. Eventually I saw some light, and this was a good indication we were on target!

We touched down on Runway 02 and we slowed down heavily, we made the turning with an inch to spare! We taxied to one of the remote stands in front of the Short Stay car park! We disembarked onto the tarmac and I turned my phone on as I entered the bus that was at the bottom. Some Aviance woman went mad at me, whoa lady keep your panties on!

Anyway, I made my way through the baggage hall to see my luggage was the first off! I made my way to the exit where the cold Southampton air woke me up a little bit. I rang my folks to find out they were 2 minutes away. They arrived and picked me up. Great!

I hope you enjoyed this report! I had a fantastic weekend with Alex and his parents, thank you all for a wonderful time!

Best Regards,

Justin  Smile

Edit: Some pedantic basta*d corrected me on typos!  Big grin

[Edited 2005-01-14 11:47:01]

15 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 676 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Mr W.

As normal a brilliant trip report, glad to see you enjoyed 'Flybe and their aircraft.
But to see an even more amazing TR ...Click Here http://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/53516/

Sorry mate ...had to do it

Dave


User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3457 times:

Edit: Some pedantic baste*d corrected me on typos!
Well it is my favourite past time, ask Kaz.

That was really a good read though mate, I feel so flattered you said all those things about moi, like wow. I literally blushed!

Great weekend though, enjoyed all of it. I shall (les.....) come down to SOU soon on Franchised Speed and Quality.

Glad you enjoyed Flybe, the 146 and your short hop south. Quite an experience!

Alex



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 3298 times:

Nice one Justin, sounded like a good weekend.

User currently offlineA340600 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 4104 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3202 times:

Great, really enjoyed Big thumbs up

Sam Smile



Despite the name I am a Boeing man through and through!
User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2819 posts, RR: 51
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Nice report dude. Nice to see you had good things to say about the 146! I've got one of them for 2 hours when i rtn from FRA on the 20th of Feb. Will be my first LCY expeiriance!

Good report as ever! Look forward to some more soon!

Cheers, Chris



5D2/7D/1D2(soon to be a 1Dx) 17-40L/24-105L/70-200F2.8L/100-400L/24F1.4LII/50F1.2L/85F1.2LII
User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2035 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

146's in SOU? Since when? Big grin

Great report Justin. Glad you like the 146 experience - they're a nice way to fly.

Cheers


James



It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

Great report Justin, though I did spot something....

Justin said:
"After spending a night up in the north with Alex/MYT332..."

Alex said:
"I feel so flattered you said all those things about moi, like wow. I literally blushed!"

Is there something both of you wanna tell us?  Big grin

hehehe, I love taking things out of context...hehehehe  Laugh out loud

Horus

p.s. that was only I joke...I hope...sorry couldn't help it






EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3001 times:

Shhh whorus! Oops is that a typo there?  Big grin






One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineHorus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2977 times:

Alright, alright, I had that one coming, fair play but you haven't answered the question....hmmmm  Big grin

Horus




EGYPT: A 7,000 Year Old Civilisation
User currently offlineMYT332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2970 times:

Is there something both of you wanna tell us?

Yes......Just click your mouse here and drag downwards  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

YOUR AN ARSE!






One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2904 times:

After spending a night up in the north with Alex/MYT332, it was time for me to head back down south to blighty

When did they move Manchester out of Blighty???  Wink/being sarcastic (Blighty = England)

Anyway, glad you liked the 146 - have to say it's one of my favourites - I love flying on FlyBE's on the LGW-GCI route. A very underrated aircraft if you ask me.

[Edited 2005-01-15 17:26:37]


Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
User currently offlineShamrock_747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2882 times:

Howdy

Lovely stuff Mr. Wood! Sounded like a hugely successful weekend.

Regards!


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2582 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

Nice one, MYT332

 Big grin


User currently offlinePilot kaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 18 hours ago) and read 2705 times:

Well it is my favourite past time, ask Kaz.

Indeed it is lol  Big grin


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 15 hours ago) and read 2746 times:

Hey,

BAViscount:

Well MAN is out of England in my eyes!  Wink/being sarcastic

Thanks for all of your replies peeps, much appreciated!  Smile

Regards!

Justin  Big grin

PS: Can we refrain from using this topic to post personal messages please? We DO have a chat room for that kind of thing if you hadn't noticed!? Thanks.


Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic MAN-SOU BE872 BAe 146-200
Username:
No username? Sign up now!
Password: 


Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Trip reports only! Other topics here
  • If criticizing an airline, express yourself in a dignified manner.
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
  • DETAILED RULES
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)


Similar topics:More similar topics...
MAN-SOU BA7738 ERJ-145 (+Pics) posted Thu Aug 11 2005 23:56:51 by Jkw777
DUB-EDI On EI BAe 146-300 EI-CLH (Aoife) posted Sat May 24 2003 15:21:20 by Aer Lingus
BAe 146, Some Experiences? posted Sun Nov 26 2000 00:13:46 by TF-FIW
ORD-GRB On A BAe-146 posted Thu Sep 21 2000 03:02:59 by United 707
BMI Business ORD-MAN A330-200 + Some Pics posted Tue Jan 17 2006 03:17:17 by Mikec
SOU-MAN BA7733 ERJ-145 (+Pics) posted Wed Aug 10 2005 16:11:23 by Jkw777
To The Man And Back: LPL-IOM-LPL On Flyjem BAe ATP posted Fri Jun 3 2005 12:30:31 by Ndebele
My 737-200 Finale; MME-DUB-MAN With FR & EI (+Pics) posted Mon Feb 28 2005 16:41:01 by UK_Dispatcher
SOU-MAN BE863 Dash 8 Q400 (W/Pics) posted Thu Dec 23 2004 20:13:38 by Jkw777
Monarch A330-200 MAN-VRA-HOG-MAN posted Fri Aug 20 2004 00:14:39 by FLYtoEGCC

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format