Daleaholic
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Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:46 am

Just found a picture in the database from the 'Manchester Airshow'. Anybody give me more info on this event, why does it no longer take place?


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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Sun Dec 03, 2006 1:55 am

Wish it did, would be easier for me to get to, but London provails as per usual.
 
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:07 am

Check other pictures from that day. It was not an airshow in the true sense of the word, but just a big load of charters coming in for the Champions League final held in Manchester. Happens every year but at different european airports. Though no one is probably as spotter friendly as MAN.

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:11 am

Hi

That pic was taken on 28th May 2003, the day of the Champions League Cup Final played at Old Trafford.

The event attracted 889 extra aircraft movements at MAN either on the day or the day surrounding it.

It was an awsome day, check it on www.ringwayreports.co.uk in the features sub heading under 'CL Final 2003'

It was probably one of the best days spotting at MAN ever!!!!

Hope this helps

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Sun Dec 03, 2006 3:05 am

That is amazing how full it got a MAN, it looked like there was no more parking left.

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Sun Dec 03, 2006 10:51 pm

There wasn't much parking left at all. It really was an amazing day.

I'm sure I read somewhere that some of the night stopping aircraft that are usually towed away from the terminal overnight had to stay at their gate and were then blocked in by additional because they were just so short of space.

As Robert said, what made it extra special is that MAN is very very spotter friendly!

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:36 pm

Quoting BritMidDC9 (Reply 5):

As Robert said, what made it extra special is that MAN is very very spotter friendly!

Whats happened to Level 13 now? Noticed the shop and catering have gone!

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Sun Dec 03, 2006 11:50 pm

Quoting Daleaholic (Thread starter):
Just found a picture in the database from the 'Manchester Airshow'

And there was I thinking that this was all about the Airshows at Barton as they were the called "Manchester Airshow". MAN itself did have an airshow up to the 1950s I believe.

If you want a more complete listing of that day in May 2003, mail me!
 
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:29 am

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 6):
Whats happened to Level 13 now? Noticed the shop and catering have gone!

Since when ???

I was last there in febuary, as i live and work in germany, I dont get to my second home that often, but will be there agian for christmas..
 
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:40 am

Quoting CPairDC10 (Reply 8):
Since when ???

I was last there in febuary, as i live and work in germany, I dont get to my second home that often, but will be there agian for christmas..

Noticed it yesterday day, and the spotters are gathering on Level 11 now. Aviation shop has moved into T1.

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:02 am

Thats a bummer, thanks for the info, but all facillities are at the aviation park still ??
 
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:30 am

Quoting CPairDC10 (Reply 10):
Thats a bummer, thanks for the info, but all facillities are at the aviation park still ??

As far as I know yes

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:39 am

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 6):
Whats happened to Level 13 now? Noticed the shop and catering have gone!

Just another example of the great management the airport has! They are getting rid of all the spotting features on level 13 to add a couple more parking spaces. Pathetic I know.

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 4:53 am

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 6):
Whats happened to Level 13 now? Noticed the shop and catering have gone!

WOW! That really is a shock! It's only been done very recently then. Shame, was nice to be able to get a hot chocolate when it was freezing cold!

Quoting MANmatt (Reply 12):
Just another example of the great management the airport has! They are getting rid of all the spotting features on level 13 to add a couple more parking spaces. Pathetic I know.

The fact that hardly anybody parks up there anyway makes it even more stupid! Oh well  Sad
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:21 am

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 13):
The fact that hardly anybody parks up there anyway makes it even more stupid!

Tellme about it! Cant remember ever seeing that place full so what difference about 10 extra spaces will make i do not know!
 
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:59 am

The removal of spotter facilities from Level 13 has been on the cards for ages and there was plenty of advance notice. Never did find it that useful anyway - level 8 W was always better for photography.....

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:45 pm

Level 13 was way too open to the elements to be any use. What happened to the plan of a partial re-opening of the terraces?
 
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:14 am

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 16):
What happened to the plan of a partial re-opening of the terraces?

Not heard that one, and with the current security environment I would be surprised if they did.

Still, if there's one airport who may do it i suppose that would be MAN.
 
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:43 am

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 16):
Level 13 was way too open to the elements to be any use. What happened to the plan of a partial re-opening of the terraces?

I thought the original terraces were lost when they refurbished the face of T1, although I'm sure the roof access along the piers is still there.

I dont think there is currently any room up there to make terraces due to the amount of equipment on the rooftop however I agree MAN would most probably be the airport to invest in making a viewing area (from the terminal).

At least the shop has just moved into T1, I know its a bummer but we can always pop in to get some new charts or whatnot, its just going to be a bit more mainstream now I guess...

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:00 am

Ah, that day was legendary - accounted for my first ever Anet photos, too! I was stood in front of one of the buses.

Dual runway ops all day, with loads of MD-80's parked on the 24L link taxiway. I think we saw almost every aircraft of the Eurofly fleet at least twice that day!

I don't think the shop moving is too big an issue - it is probably better in T1 anyway! Though the vending machine up there was always much cheaper than buying a drink anywhere else!!!
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:36 am

I think im gonna have to check out MAN for some spotting. It sounds really really good.
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:28 am

Let's hope the 2008 final will bring similar results as it returns to Old Trafford I believe!

All we need is 2 non UK based teams in the final again and it'll be heaven at MAN again.
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:46 am

Where do people go to now, do they still use Level 13, or do they go below, to 12 or 11.

Quoting JRowson (Reply 21):

YAY What day is the final, has it been planned, what month?

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:32 am

Quoting JRowson (Reply 21):
Let's hope the 2008 final will bring similar results as it returns to Old Trafford I believe!

Its actually the City of Manchester Stadium, home of Manchester City. Its the UEFA Cup final this time, not the Champions League.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 22):
Where do people go to now, do they still use Level 13, or do they go below, to 12 or 11.

Level 11 I've seen that at the past few days, as its been raining, so cover under there, I think you can still go up to 13 though.

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 22):
YAY What day is the final, has it been planned, what month?

More than likely a Wednesday, and the middle of May.

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:21 am

I was there on the 28th May 2003 as well, I remember it was so packed it was untrue!

I was up at L13 on Monday as I had some time to kill before a train home. The guy in the shop (now down in T1 arrivals) didn't sound too optimistic about it reopening but does it matter? All it was, was the shop which has only moved location and a crappy food hut. You can still stand up there while they resurface the level and even in the future, you'll still be able to get up there.

Just worry if they get rid of the AVP completely or the Airport Pub!

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:28 am

Just looking closely at this photo - what's with the people who are on the airfield side of the fence? Were they allowed there specially for this day?

Great photo by the way!
 
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:46 am

Quoting Ringway (Reply 25):
Were they allowed there specially for this day?

Yep! That's the one.
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:48 am

Quoting Ringway (Reply 25):
Were they allowed there specially for this day?

Most likely. There are marshalls stood there so I doubt anybody/anything was at risk. Possibly because the AVP got overcrowded.
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:29 pm

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 27):

Notice there are also rolls of barbed wire stopping people too.

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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:16 pm

Quoting Jetset7E7 (Reply 23):
Its actually the City of Manchester Stadium, home of Manchester City. Its the UEFA Cup final this time, not the Champions League

I was close  Wink
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RE: Manchester (MAN) Airshow...

Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:24 pm

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 22):
or do they go below, to 12 or 11

Level 12 is still a rooftop level but looks back onto T2.

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 24):
Just worry if they get rid of the AVP completely

I thought they were moving this over to the south side?

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 24):
or the Airport Pub!

They have been trying to get rid of this for years, but they won't offer enough money to the brewery to give it up. I'm sure it won't be too long until "vandals" climb on a JCB and drive it into the pub in the middle of the night  Wink

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