stuart1044
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Spotting Location At Manchester Egcc

Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:59 am

Hey

I ususally spot from the mound at 23L at Manchester but would like to try some landing shots on 5R. I have seen many photos from a location opposite the airport pub, where there is a raised sort of mound, trouble is i'm not to sure how to get there and what the options are for parking etc.

Any help would be great.....

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dazbo5
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RE: Spotting Location At Manchester Egcc

Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:14 am

Location details for Manchester are described here:

http://www.spotterswiki.com/index.ph...=Manchester_Airport_%28MAN/EGCC%29

http://www.tasmanchester.co.uk/Viewing_locations.html

The spot you're referring to is the 23R approach. You need to head down Moss Lane, just off Styl Road (B5166) until you come the the s-bends. You'll see a gate and style on your right. Follow the footpath through the field and it'll bring you out by the runway oposite the Airport Pub for views like these;


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Parking is by the side of the road but please park sensibly as the road is quite narrow and used by local residents.

Darren

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stuart1044
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RE: Spotting Location At Manchester Egcc

Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:14 pm

Brilliant thanks Darren, excuse my mistake of runway 5 in the first post  

So you can park just before the s-bend and just after

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oly720man
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RE: Spotting Location At Manchester Egcc

Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:00 pm



Quoting Stuart1044 (Reply 2):
just after

Probably better to park after where there is dead space at the side of the road next to the perimeter fence (leading up to one of the emergency gates at the next bend)
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stuart1044
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RE: Spotting Location At Manchester Egcc

Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:18 pm

Hey thanks

So park in any of the two sections then walk through the gate and acrss the field as indicated?

Just want to make sure i don't bother any of the locals  Smile

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oly720man
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RE: Spotting Location At Manchester Egcc

Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:48 pm



Quoting Stuart1044 (Reply 4):

Park in the left hand one, where you've boxed "Moss Ln."
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dazbo5
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RE: Spotting Location At Manchester Egcc

Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:50 pm



Quoting Stuart1044 (Reply 2):
So you can park just before the s-bend and just after

I park about 50m before the S-bends normally but after the houses. I'm normally there early though so first car to park. If not, I'll go past the S-bends as Oly720man mentions. Make sure you're well away from the crash gates though as fire engines regularly pass through the area going to / from the training rig. They need plenty of room to menouver!

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