noelg
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Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:06 pm

Hi all

With the weather being so lovely I was wondering if anyone was going to MAN tomorrow?

We fly out on the Singapore 777 at 10am so it would be great if anyone would be able to catch our departure on film!

Thanks in advance,
Noel
 
manc
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:28 pm

do my best noel, just hope its 24's then as I'll be southside!
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:47 pm

Quoting Manc (Reply 1):
I'll be southside!

What time Ian?
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 8:52 pm

early I hope I want to get back home for the match at 12:30, so will leave around 12. Do they stop 06R at midday as they do 24L?

I'm going to the red and whites if its 06 but if its 24's I want to try the dep point.
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:00 pm

Quoting Manc (Reply 3):
I want to get back home for the match at 12:30

Why, Who's playing? Big grin  Wink

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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:18 pm

Quoting Manc (Reply 3):
I'm going to the red and whites if its 06 but if its 24's I want to try the dep point.

Dunno. Let me know. You still got me mobile no?
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:42 pm

I'm there next Tuesday. And its forecast for heavy rain. Just my luck  Sad

Unless any locals can shed light on this? lol

Regards
Colin  Smile
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:47 am

Hello.

Ian - yes - 24L/06R will close between 12 and 3pm.

I have just checked and the forecast is decent for tomorrow. But they have already switched to 06L for departures, and I believe the forecast is for the wind from the north, so I reckon it is a high likelihood that your plane will depart from 06L, Noel.

For anyone who is there who wants to help Noel out, I would suggest a walk up from the 24L threshold (mounds) towards a position opposite the ATC Tower, so that you can get a shot like this:

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I have a few shots of Singapore departures from 06L from this spot, and they all appear to rotate from a similar kind of position - I would say midway between opposite the mound and this position opposite the Tower, close to Moss Lane.

Childcare permitting (which I think it won't) I may try to nip down. I hope this helps.

Cheers.

Paul

P.S. Colin - my Met Office forecast has Tuesday as cloudy, but not rainy! If that is so one consolation might be that your shots aren't heat hazed to b***ery. If the sun is out this weekend, and it is getting warm now, and the wind is from the north, that smacks of a significant temperature differential - perfect conditions for the dreaded heat haze.

[Edited 2006-04-28 18:05:43]
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:52 am

Quoting Linco22 (Reply 6):
I'm there next Tuesday. And its forecast for heavy rain. Just my luck  Sad

Rain in Manchester? You're so unlucky Colin
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:59 am

Going to be glorious tomorrow so bring yer t-shirts and deckchairs.  Wink
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 2:21 am

Quoting LGW (Reply 8):
Rain in Manchester? You're so unlucky Colin

I know, and i'm from Belfast. You'd think i'd be used to it by now  Yeah sure
 
manc
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:56 am

Ian, got your mobile number sorted this time  Wink no mix ups!

I'm getting there early maybe 7:30-8am maybe catch some of the heavy stuff?
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:39 am

I might just go get me a double sausage and egg muffin first in Wilmslow. I hate taking pics on an empty stomach lol.
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:54 am

fair enough, I'm only 5mins away so I'm sorted. Noticed they were on 24's as I drove past tonight.
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:29 am

What is it with you guys and this Chelsea match!!  banghead 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:47 pm

Quoting Psych (Reply 7):
24L/06R will close between 12 and 3pm.

Why is it going to be 'closed'.

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LGW
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:51 pm

Hope you MAN guys have got your forecast sun, we were also forecast cloudless skies this morning but surprisingly have woken up to find it overcast, typical forecasters; I guess its a blessing in disguise as I have too much work on to go to the airport anyway
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:57 pm

Quoting Manc (Reply 1):
do my best noel, just hope its 24's then as I'll be southside!

your in luck about the weather, but they were using 06 this morning

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 15):
Why is it going to be 'closed'.

they are not allowed to use that runway in between 12pm and 3pm because of noise i think. quote me if i am wrong

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linco22
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:57 pm

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 14):
What is it with you guys and this Chelsea match!!

Yeah, they're boring to watch anyway  Wink
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:54 pm

Quoting LGW (Reply 16):
Hope you MAN guys have got your forecast sun

Ben - it is a lovely day up here. But - as also forecast - the heat haze is really out as well, so playing havoc with the photographs.

Noel - I was able to nip down for an hour, and in that time saw you jet off. I haven't looked at the results yet and - because of the heat haze - I am not sure if the results will be appropriate for uploading. But do contact me on your return and I will happily let you have a copy of the shots.

All the best.

Paul
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sat Apr 29, 2006 10:16 pm

Was there this morning but I was next to the fire station on the 06's so I wasn't able to get a decent shot of the SIA.

Football, we gave Chelsea that game and now Rooney's injured....bad day!
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:10 am

Quoting Manc (Reply 20):
Was there this morning but I was next to the fire station on the 06's

Hi Ian,

I'm over next week. If its 06's, is that spot easy to get to from T3? I'll be heading for Moss Lane and the mounds southside at 24L if not.

Regards
Colin  Smile
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 3:32 am

Colin
From T3 its hard to get there if you don't have a car and I'm not actually sure you can walk there from the mounds...I'm not a MAN expert but I'm sure others on here will be able to give you a better response.

just checked my shots from today, quite pleased with them, heat haze on a few of them.
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 4:11 am

Hi Colin,

If the 06 runways are in use, the best place to be on a morning is still on the southside, just that they are landing in front of you instead of taking off. From the threshold of 24L, you can follow the path alongside the runway pretty much its entire length, apart from having to come down and cross the road near the Moathouse hotel.

If you walk North along the perimeter fence from the theshold of 24L, back onto Moss Lane, after you pass the farmhouse, there is a footpath that leaves the lane on the left. If you go up here there is a spot where you have a clear shot of 06R take-offs, but you'll probably need 250-300mm I would say.

Alternatively, to catch them landing on 06R, after 06L has shut at 12pm, from the southside of 24L/06R, walk under the large river Bollin tunnel that goes under the runway and up the hill on the other side.

Regards,

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noelg
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 8:24 am

Quoting Psych (Reply 19):
I was able to nip down for an hour, and in that time saw you jet off. I haven't looked at the results yet and - because of the heat haze - I am not sure if the results will be appropriate for uploading.

Hi Paul

Cool stuff! Thanks for that, we are now sitting in Singapore airport waiting for our connecting flight! It is 27C at 7.20am and I can't read any regs off from where I'm sitting Sad Lots of SQ and Silkair though, I will have a better chance on the way back!

Flight was very long but comfortable, another one in an hour but at least this is only 10 hours!

We saw loads of people at the AVP as we taxied past, dozens of camera lenses pointing at our aircraft!  Smile

Cheers,
Noel
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 5:09 pm

Anyone else get some nice smokey touch-downs?  Wink

 
Psych
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:43 pm

Now that is one smokey touchdown Ian!

Just in case you view this thread again, Noel, when you get to your destination here you are departing:

http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/9VSVA294PRM.jpg

This may not be staying too long in the queue though, as I cannot convince myself that the heat haze wasn't still having an effect on the image.

Whatever happens, you are welcome to the file on your return.

Cheers.

Paul
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:58 pm

Sorry Ian, that image is jaggie  rotfl 

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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Mon May 01, 2006 1:02 am

Quoting LGW (Reply 27):
Sorry Ian, that image is jaggie

Don't you start! When we do eventually get some sun here the bloody heat haze ruins everything!
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Mon May 01, 2006 5:11 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 25):
Anyone else get some nice smokey touch-downs?

Ian,
Got one very similar to yours.
120 already on db.....strong risk of common I suspect !
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Mon May 01, 2006 5:16 am

Bugger! So many people there, so many I missed meeting...  Sad

Here's my smokeyest image:

http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/MAN4.jpg

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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Mon May 01, 2006 5:27 am

Ok two more! Big grin Any more smokey one's from anyone? I'm sure Mick must have a few.

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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Mon May 01, 2006 2:01 pm

Quoting Psych (Reply 26):

Thanks for that Paul - wow I'm sure if you look closely enough you can see me right on the leading edge of the wing with camcorder!!  Wink

Thanks for that it's great!

For smokey touchdowns, you guys should have been at AKL this morning. They were using the normally disused runway while the other is being worked on, which is far closer to the terminal. The smoke from landing aircraft was for some reason phenomenal! The Thai A340-600 landed and you could see the smoke before the aircraft  Smile

Too bad the touchdown point is too far from the observation deck, and behind the domestic terminal so photos of touchdowns are a bit more difficult.

Noel
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Mon May 01, 2006 11:23 pm

Heres a couple of mine.... I got the other wheel of the Thomson as it pounded itself down!
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Tue May 02, 2006 12:18 am

Quoting Psych (Reply 7):
P.S. Colin - my Met Office forecast has Tuesday as cloudy, but not rainy! If that is so one consolation might be that your shots aren't heat hazed to b***ery. If the sun is out this weekend, and it is getting warm now, and the wind is from the north, that smacks of a significant temperature differential - perfect conditions for the dreaded heat haze.



Quoting Psych (Reply 19):
Ben - it is a lovely day up here. But - as also forecast - the heat haze is really out as well, so playing havoc with the photographs.

Heey Psych (Paul), how are you doing. We talked about this same topic about a week ago or so, the killer heat haze. I was going through some photos in the database and came across your photo of the Thompsonfly 763 and BD A332 departure from MAN with the IS turnt off and slow shutter speed (see link below).


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I will go to the airport here in Curacao this afternoon and wanted to try out these settings myself. However, as we have discussed the heat haze issue, do I need to adjust the setting to get the same blurry background effect?

As usual, many thanks for your help. You are on my respected users list  Smile

Best regards,

Roger
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Wed May 03, 2006 5:03 am

Quoting Christeljs (Reply 14):
What is it with you guys and this Chelsea match!!



Quoting Linco22 (Reply 18):
Yeah, they're boring to watch anyway

Yeah, let's never mention that game again...

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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Mon May 08, 2006 10:29 pm

Were those smoky touchdown photos taken on Saturday, April 29 ? I was filming those planes landing on that very day. Does anyone remember the guy with the camcorder (and the dodgy jacket) ?  Smile
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Thu May 11, 2006 11:47 pm

Noel.

Just in case you get to see this thread - the photo with your aircraft departing has made it on to the database:

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If you want to see the others I got in the sequence let me know.

All the best.
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri May 12, 2006 7:26 am

Quoting Psych (Reply 37):
the photo with your aircraft departing has made it on to the database:

Hey cool!

That photo is great and adorns my desktop now!  Smile

I'd love to see the others you took if that's okay!

Thanks
Noel
 
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RE: Anyone At MAN Tomorrow?

Fri May 12, 2006 9:29 am

That's very nice Paul to catch an aircraft on photo for someone else. As I've said before, your photos are great! I will try to take similar photos like the ones from you I posted earlier in this thread. It's also strange you don't appear in my respected users list. But you know you're a respected user on my list. Keep the fantastic photos coming, I have a photo of the Arkefly 763 in the qeue but the effect isn't like the ones you have. I hope it will pass, I'll post it here if does  Smile

Best regards,

Roger

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