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A Day At Manchester

Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:36 am

Don't know if it should be in here, but it was a trip,so here goes

I was in the Manchester area for a Job interview with Thomas cook (which I did not get  Sad ). 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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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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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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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


Dan





[Edited 2004-12-01 18:38:32]
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RE: A Day At Manchester

Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:42 am

You could of at least used the shots in which he (MYT332) was actually on the plane! Big grin


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Good report, cheers.

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RE: A Day At Manchester

Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:58 am

The all white 747 was prob Air Atlanta. Not a SP.......but who knows  Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: A Day At Manchester

Thu Dec 02, 2004 3:11 am

sorry justin,thought i had picked one with him in it.

BA747, it made me stop dead in the corridor. I looked at it for about 10 min, might have been the angle it was parked at. And as i have only seen one SP in real life, i could not tell really.
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RE: A Day At Manchester

Thu Dec 02, 2004 10:07 am

Nice report.
What position where you applying with at Thomas Cook? I've put an application in with another tour operator and they havent got back to me yet!
 
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RE: A Day At Manchester

Thu Dec 02, 2004 4:11 pm

bfs,

it was for cabin crew on there 757 and 320 fleet based at manchester airport
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RE: A Day At Manchester

Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:58 pm

Ahh it's that Dash 8 again, what a funky aircraft that is. I saw her on Tuesday actually, she always makes me laugh.

Glad you like MAN anyway Dan. When did you go on Alpha Charlie?
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RE: A Day At Manchester

Fri Dec 03, 2004 2:11 am

I wish i did have time to pop over and see her, but alas, no time.

I saw concorde last when she did her fly in tour at MAN. What a sight.

The last time i saw her was when she had been clipped, and that was at 3am one VERY VERY VERY wet morning in April
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RE: A Day At Manchester

Sat Dec 04, 2004 12:49 am

nice report m8 Big thumbs up


I wana try the flymo someday lol

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RE: A Day At Manchester

Sat Dec 11, 2004 8:46 pm

MYT332 says the Flymo was the greatest experience of his life!
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