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    Manchester 06-06-2019


    work brought my near Manchester, so I added some extra time to do some spotting. My last visit to Manchester was back in 2011, so it was a good time to catch up with English airlines like Thomas Cook and Jet2. Also, if you like the B757, then Manchester is still a place to be.

    I stayed in the Airport Inn on the South side of the airport, which was near the first two spots I visited. They were on the 23s, meaning take-offs would be on the runway in front of you, which gives some very nice angles. The weather also started out very nice, so I had a very enjoyable few hours.

    1. Pretty B757-200 G-OOBN of TUI is lined up on runway 23L and ready for take-off:
    B752-TUI-GOOBN-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    2. If airplanes do not use the full length of the runway and turn onto it from the second taxiway, you can have these nice close-ups when they line-up Here's Jet2 B737-800 G-JZBP in the Jet2 Holiday livery turning onto the runway:
    B738-JET-GJZBP-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    3. Boeing 787-8 G-TUIA lining-up:
    B788-TUI-GTUIA-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    4. A boring NetJets Falcon 2000 CS-DLF is looking a lot more interesting from this angle:
    DA2000-PVT-CSDLF-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    5. Scored two new A350-900s from Qatar this day, this one is A7-ALM:
    A359-QTR-A7ALM-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    6. Gorgeous B757-200 G-LSAD of Jet2:
    B752-JET-GLSAD-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    7. Jet2 is quite a dominant airline at Manchester:
    B738-JET-GJZHC-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    8. I really like those big engines on the A320neo. Here's my very first one of BA, which is G-TTNE:
    A320N-BAW-GTTNE-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    9. B757-200 G-LSAG of Jet2 is flying in the regular livery, which looks even nicer:
    B752-JET-GLSAG-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    10. The livery of Loganair as shown here on ERJ135 G-SAJT remembers me of the British Airways world tails from the 90s:
    E135-LGN-GSAJT-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    11. This Alba Star B737-800 EC-NAB is currently based at Manchester and flies for TUI to cover for their grounded B737MAX8s:
    B738-ALB-ECNAB-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    12. Do328-300 OY-NCU of BA/Sun Air lining up. Funny little jet!
    DO328J-BAW-OYNCU-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    13. Aurigny also flies to Manchester, here's ATR72 G-COBO:
    ATR72-AUR-GCOBO-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    14. Manchester is also a good place to catch some ATR72s from Aer Lingus Regional:
    ATR72-EIN-EIFAV-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    15. Thomas Cook's A321 G-TCVC is still flying in this hybrid Monarch-livery:
    A321-TCK-GTCVC-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    16. Jet2 is also flying with two A330-200, which are leased from AirTanker. This is G-VYGL:
    A332-JET-GVYGL-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    17. Thumbs-up from the first officer of this DHC-8-400Q G-PRPA of Flybe:
    DHC84-FBE-GPRPA-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    18. Always good looking are the B787s from Etihad. Here's -9 A6-BLQ:
    B789-ETI-A6BLQ-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    19. Virgin is flying with the A330 and B747-400 from Manchester. This is G-VAST:
    B744-VIR-GVAST-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    20. My first A321neo of TAP is this CS-TJI:
    A321N-TAP-CSTJI-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    21. Thomas Cook is also using widebodies from Manchester like this A330-200 G-OMYT:
    A332-TCK-GOMYT-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    22. Quite new A330-300 B-303Z from Hainan Airlines rolling down runway 23L:
    A333-HAI-B303Z-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    23. Wamos Air A330-200 EC-LNH was flying for Thomas Cook:
    A332-WMS-ECLNH-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    24. Saudia is flying to Manchester with the B787-9. This is HZ-ARD:
    B789-SVA-HZARD-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    25. Thomas Cook A321 G-TCDV is wearing the I love Cook's Club-livery:
    A321-TCK-GTCDV-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    26. Nice to catch the Austrian retro A320 OE-LBO:
    A320-AUA-OELBO-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    As the sun was getting around, I decided to move to the Runway Viewing Park. Currently there are construction works there for a new VIP-terminal. As a result the mounts are not there anymore and the fence also got higher. This means photos of planes on the runway are still quite okay, but closeby on the taxiway means the fence is in your pictures... Not the best place anymore...

    27. From the RVP I could take this Global N989SF of Crystal Luxury Air by standing on one of the picnic tables to photograph over the fence...
    BD700-CRS-N989SF-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    Then the rain started and I ended the day on the Multi-level parking garage of Terminal 3:

    28. Very white Olympus Air A321 SX-ABQ about to land on runway 23R:
    A321-OLY-SXABQ-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    29. And I end this set with this great Oman Air B787-8 A4O-SA:
    B788-OMN-A4OSA-MAN6jun19 by Anton Homma, on Flickr

    I hope you liked my selection. I still have the next day to edit, so some more pics will follow in the next few days.

    You can see the whole set at:


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    First set is great!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
    Mark Lawrence - KFLL
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    Senior Member moose135's Avatar
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    Great collections of photos! Thank you for sharing!

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    Philadelphia(south Jersey, actually)
    Several great shots here, I never knew BA flew the Do328JET, the Union Jack livery looks great on it. Awesome Oman Air 787 shot as well


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