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    A days plane spotting at EGCC

    I made use of the bank holiday weekend by taking a trip down to manchester airport (EGCC) to do some plane spotting! Great day out, and the weather stayed lovelly taking into consideration it generally rains on bank holidays!

    Got some good snaps. Plenty of the general Ryanair, thomson, BA and BMI baby 737's. Also 2 large triple 7's: A saudi arabian, and an Emirates.

    Also lucky to catch a Cathay Pacific 747 in taxi and takeoff which was great. Traffic got busier at around 1pm, and i made sure i was listening to ATC also for incoming traffic on final as there was low cloud cover in the distance.

    There's a few pics for you, and i will certainly recommend the Manchester airport viewing park for visits. I know the UK Aviation team took a visit there last year but as i don't drive yet i was unable to attend.

    Take a look at the manchester airport site for more details on visiting. Concorde is situated here along with a trident, a DC10 (Only preserved one in the world) and and an avro RJX the last aircraft built in the UK.
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    All great shots. Thanks for posting them.

    Does Manchester use the traditional approach/departure runway use? Arrivals on the outside runway and departures on the inside?

    Looked like 24L&R was in use that day.
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    To start off with they were using 24R for landings and departures but as the day grew busier they kept 24R for landings only and opened 24L for departures.

    Thanks for the compliment mike, pleased i managed to snap a 747 at takeoff just missed the nose cone off the picture though - that was a shame.
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    I wondered about that. When flying on IVAO I never knew which runway I was going to be assigned. Guess it depends upon the traffic.

    It's a long taxi back from 24L.
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    Well, because the runways are parallel it has little to do with the wind which normally is the factor that choses the runway obviously. So generally they open the second runway later as its gets busier. It takes around 10 -15 mins to taxi back to the terminal for a full run on 24L. Wheras we would enjoy the long taxi others may not be so appreciative
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    Hehehe EGCC home sweet home for me, yeah thats 23R in use, was down there myself over the weekend, but i go over to 23L via Mobberly Lane, the view is awsome from there, best between 7am to 12pm and then 3 til 6 (i think) because thats when the runway opens.

    Flew back last week and its now good to see that Concorde is now in its new hangar

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    That reminds me, yes concorde is in her new hangar. Looks great. Partly carpeted in there too and all cleaned and looking great.

    There was one thing though .. when i saw concorde he front left window was shattered so you couldn't see out of it

    Maybe that was the reason she was put in a hangar because of prevention of any further damage. I don't know how this damage was caused though.
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    Cool pictures, good to see her in a new home, I think it was part of the deal between the aviation park and BA that she must be kept in a hangar

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