I live about 25 miles away from Manchester Airport. I've been living at my present home for the last 11 years, but today I noticed something, which I thought was amazing. It may sound a bit weird at first but you will soon get the picture.
Hundreds of planes fly past our house, as it is in the landing path of most planes arriving at MAN.
We have a window on the roof of our house, an attic window actually. Well today, I climbed up and had a look through the top. A distinct Monarch 757 flew past and so I followed its path. It took a wide semi-circle turning, went out of sight for a few minutes and then headed straight. After a few miles or so, it started to descend. From now on I could just about make out the shape of the plane, and the white fuselage as the sun was reflecting onto the body.
Slowly, it descended further to an extent, what appeared to me had landed onto a runway ! And to my surprise I had figured out that this was the runway of Manchester Airport !
The funny thing about this incident is that I never realised that we could actually view Manchester Airport from our home, as we live 25-30 miles away. The planes which fly past our house, are identifiable very easily i.e. airline, tail fin, aircraft.
I remebered my next door neighbour once mentioning that he could view landings and taking offs at MAN through a telescope !
I looked at other planes and they repeated the same landing pattern. On the opposite direction, it seemed as though planes were taking off. To what I suppose must have been the new second runway. Again, I am judging this by the white fuselage, which was very mi-nute in size (i have a good eyesight!).
Weird isn't it
Anyone got similar stories or incidents which they would like to share.