I was in the Manchester area for a Job interview with Thomas cook (which I did not get ). I got to the airport about 10, so I had a hour and half of looking around before I had to be at the SAS Hotel for the interview, as I had not eaten, I went to Burger King in T1 and sat looking out over the Parking area.
I forgot how good the viewing was at Manchester, having only been there once before for the Concorde Tour.
While enjoying some expensive grub, I saw a Turbo prop come in, and park right next to the window where I was, nice experience. Did laugh when I got home and saw it was the FLYMO Express which Alex, MYT332 had flown to Southampton
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Also dotted about the lot were
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Photo © Stuart Lawson
Got to see a very nice looking Emirates get pushed back and start up when I was on the Car Park Viewing area. What a sound she made, I was in heaven
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Photo © Michael Klein
Also around were the following
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Photo © Michael Catchpole
Photo © Bjorn Alegren
Photo © Jim Woodrow
it was a first for me with this airline, was nice to see her taxi by, then rattle the windows as she ran up the runway
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Photo © Jid Webb
And then there was the First choice 320 that confused me all day till I got home. She really did not look like a 320, maybe something to do with the light, I don't know, but she looked tiny, and the windows were strange, but hey, I was scared cause I had a interview
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Got to also see a all white 747, think it was a SP, but there was a Virgin 744 in the way the whole time I was there so couldn't see the rej.
While in the interview, I sat in a great spot. I could, out of the window, look at the nose of a USAIRWAYS 330. She was very nice. Trying to look at the TV screen was very hard, especially when a Delta pushed back and started as well.
I did managed to get outside and back to the car park in time to see the US take off.
God its a great airport, just shame I did not have time to go to the viewing park. Would have made the day even better
[Edited 2004-12-01 18:38:32]