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MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:16 am
by bapilot2b
Hi Guys,

Just thought I would update you with what special traffic is coming into MAN next week! I am pretty peeved at what is coming in as I got school so cannot go to see and get some pictures of the visitors, as I would think MAN hasnt had any of them in ALONG TIME! So here goes:

Tuesday 17th September 2002

Freebird MD-83 [FHY4418] (Football) CANCELLED
EL AL B-737.800 ETA 22.10; ETD 23.40 [ELY5065] (Football)
Israir B-757.200 ETA 14.10; ETD ? [ISR105] (Football)

Wednesday 18th September 2002

EL AL B-747.200 ETA 00.50; ETD ? [ELY3311] (Football)
EL AL B-737.800 ETA 12.00; ETD 19/9 @ 03.00 [ELY5061] (Football)
Freebird MD-83 ETA 12.00; ETD 19/19 @ 02.00 [FHY7712] (Football)
Freebird MD-83 ETA 12.15; ETD 19/9 @ 02.15 [FHY712] (Football)
Bosphorous A/L A-300 ETA 12.45; ETD 19/9 @ 01.30 [BHY081] (Football)
EL AL B-757 ETA 12.55; ETD 19/9 @ 01.30 [ELY5067] (Football)
Bosphorous A/L A-300 ETA 13.00; ETD 19/9 @ 01.45 [BHY083] (Football)
Arkia B-757.200 ETA 13.30; ETD 19/9 @ 02.00 [AIZ301] (Football)
Israir B-757.200 ETA 15.10; ETD ? [ISR106] (Football)
Air Alfa A-321 [football] times TBA

Seems like its Champions League traffic! Hope some of this info helps, and I think the Wednesday shoudl eb a VERY interesting day! I really wish I could go, but Collage is in the way  Sad.

Source of the info is the MAN Aviation Society, this can be found at: http://www.tasmanchester.com.

Yours Sincerely,
Jason Nicholls
E-Mail - [email protected]

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:19 am
by tpk
Funny, being from the US, I thought this was going to be a post about how you're getting harassed by the cops in the UK. Nice to see that it's actually a post about some interesting traffic coming into Manchester.

Tim

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 6:28 am
by kaddyuk
Holy cow jason, we gotta get down there. Cant you just skive off college for a day or two, I will if you will Big grin!!!


RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 5:16 pm
by planespotterx
ha im taking a day off then anyway so ill b at egcc spotting lol, seems like most of the action is 06L 24R so thats where ill be!!

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 5:42 pm
by vir380
Nice one Jason , i had already seen that list , looking forward to Wednesday with camera at the ready

Just hope it will be dry and bright !!

Tony

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:24 pm
by 737heavy
Hmmm you'll be lucky Tony it is Manchester after all, land of the grey skies and I've got loads of proof.

 Smile

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 7:45 pm
by Skymonster
Ha,

You guys will be wasting your time. I may well be there if the weather is good. If so, I will reject all your photos and make sure mine are added first Big grin Big grin

Andy

(ONLY JOKING guys - don't take this seriously)

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 8:27 pm
by vir380
You are spot on Lee...... however there is always photo shop , cut n paste a sun !
there could also be stuff arriving which is not posted on the site.... i heard a whisper ..  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

still , long range weather does look ok !

you gonna be there Lee ?

cheers Tony

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:12 pm
by Skymonster
What long range weather forecast?

http://www.weather.co.uk has light rain, 16 degrees celcius, minimal sun for Wednesday next week  Sad

Andy

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 9:31 pm
by David_itl

Andy

Going from here, the weather seems to be pretty good for next week and beyond! Allegedly 20C and sunny spells.

Pity I'm too tied up at work to go....methinks I'll contact MAN ATC to see if they can route everything over the city centre!

David

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:05 pm
by bapilot2b
If ive learnt one thing over the past year it would be NEVER trust weather.co.uk! Its never right! just go and hope for the best, thats all I do now lol! When I went to London last it was forecast to be dull all the time, instead 95% of the time it was sunny and warm!

And as for June 1st till teh 2nd, it was forecast heavy rain in London, instead it was 30c! And I came home looking like I had been abroad for 2 weeks! Although MAN is quite unpredictable.

Yours SIncerely,
JAson Nicholls

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2002 12:46 am
by 737heavy
Yeah never trust anything that tells you the weather. Just go there and get rained on.  Smile

Yes I will probably be there Tony, depends on the weather.

Regards

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2002 4:20 pm
by jon01
Looks as though the El Al B747 and the Freebird MD80s on Wed have now been cancelled.

Football charters can change right up until the day. Handling agents may not know what is coming until the day - suppose it makes it more interesting!

Jon

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Thu Sep 12, 2002 5:49 pm
by Craigy
Cancelling the EL AL 747 is not so bad, wasn't it scheduled for night flights anyway?

Here is the list as it stands, courtesy of TAS.

Tuesday 17th
Freebird MD-83 ETA 12.10; ETD 19/9 @ 02.15 [FHY112] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)
Israir B-757.200 ETA 14.10; ETD 15.25 [ISR105] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)
EL AL B-737.800 ETA 22.10; ETD 23.40 [ELY5065] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)

Wednesday 18th
EL AL B-747.200 ETA 00.50; ETD ? [ELY3311] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa) CANX?
EL AL B-737.800 ETA 12.00; ETD 19/9 @ 03.00 [ELY5061] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)
Freebird MD-83 ETA 12.00; ETD 19/19 @ 02.00 [FHY7712] CANX?
Freebird MD-83 ETA 12.15; ETD 19/9 @ 02.15 [FHY712] CANX?
Bosphorous A/L A-300 ETA 12.45; ETD 19/9 @ 01.30 [BHY081] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)
EL AL B-757.200 ETA 12.55; ETD 19/9 @ 01.30 [ELY5067] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)
Bosphorous A/L A-300 ETA 13.00; ETD 19/9 @ 01.45 [BHY083] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)
Arkia B-757.200 ETA 13.30; ETD 19/9 @ 02.00 [AIZ301] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)
Israir B-757.200 ETA 15.10; ETD 19/9 @02.00 [ISR105] (Man U v Maccabi Haifa)
Air Alfa A-320 ETA 16.15; ETD 19/9 @01.05 [LFA827] [Man U v Maccabi Haifa]
Donbass Yak 42 x 2 + An-72(operator?) [Leeds v Zaporizhya] awaiting confirmation

Also note that they are listed for Wednesday, but will depart on Thursday, so you have two chances.

Craig.

RE: MAN Spotters Beware...Again!

Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2002 4:00 am
by Skymonster
Craigy said: Also note that they are listed for Wednesday, but will depart on Thursday, so you have two chances.

Oh yes, of course... I'll be there between 01:00 to 03:00 to photograph them all going out. Big grin Storming pictures they should make from the bank opposite 24R... [NOT!]  Nuts

Thanks for the info though... Weather permitting, I'll be there.

Andy