RichardPrice
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Spotting At Manchester, UK

Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:24 pm

I will be visiting Manchester airport this weekend, and was wondering what good spotting places there are beside the official area?

There seems to be a lane of some sort beside one of hte runways, do you get moved on or hassled if you spot from there? Dont want to annoy the locals!

Cheers

[Edited 2006-01-31 11:24:36]
 
gkirk
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RE: Spotting At Manchester, UK

Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:38 pm

Airport Pub
Level 13 T1 Car Park
Aviation Viewing Park
Southside Runway
And a few other spots  Wink
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MYT332
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RE: Spotting At Manchester, UK

Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:42 pm

Hey Richard, check this page out, it'll give you all you need!

http://www.ringwayreports.co.uk/spottinguide.htm
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RichardPrice
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RE: Spotting At Manchester, UK

Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:53 pm

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 2):
Hey Richard, check this page out, it'll give you all you need!

That is essentially EXACTLY what I was looking for, many thanks!

Ok, all set for a day of spotting, anyone else going to be out on saturday?  Smile
 
rodge
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RE: Spotting At Manchester, UK

Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:56 pm

Are you driving?

If so, BEWARE, I went to southside of 24L three weeks ago and got a £30.00 parking ticket.
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MANmatt
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RE: Spotting At Manchester, UK

Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:06 am

Quoting RichardPrice (Reply 3):
Ok, all set for a day of spotting, anyone else going to be out on saturday

Well i won't be out, i'll be inside T2 working for KL on saturday morning! Enjoy your spotting trip.

Quoting Rodge (Reply 4):
If so, BEWARE, I went to southside of 24L three weeks ago and got a £30.00 parking ticket.

Hmmm, perhaps it would be wise to park somewhere else and walk down to the southside? I parked there last week for around 90 minutes and i was fine, although i do know that spotters have been getting tickets and it isn't an official parking area. I try and park up on the grass out of the way when i go over there.

Matt
 
rodge
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RE: Spotting At Manchester, UK

Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:31 am

Quoting MANmatt (Reply 5):
I try and park up on the grass out of the way when i go over there.

I parked wholly on the grass and not on the road just off the roundabout. There was a car parked on the road on the other side and that did not have a ticket on it.
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A3204eva
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RE: Spotting At Manchester, UK

Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:41 am

I usually park there too. Never had any probs... There's always quite a few others parked there.

hmmm
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MANmatt
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RE: Spotting At Manchester, UK

Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:01 am

Quoting Rodge (Reply 6):

I parked wholly on the grass and not on the road just off the roundabout. There was a car parked on the road on the other side and that did not have a ticket on it.

Hmm, perhaps the other car came after the traffic wardon had been? Sometimes i think that the hotel owners don't like people parking up as their mini-bus uses that little lane as it's easier for it to get on to the main road from the roundabout? God knows. They should build a few parking spaces as it is nice walk a long there, plenty of people go for walks along there and take their dogs too, me included! Think my shih-tzu has a passion for aviation like his owner! Big grin

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