Concorde 2nd March Event :-
To purchase tickets please go to “Events” tab above then select “Concorde 50th Anniversary”
Sunday 17TH FEBRUARY
BMI Regional has entered into administration. All flights are now cancelled. See MAN News (Route News) for further info.
The Spring like weather this week has brought a boost to the web site photos with “new additions” on most pages in particular “This months photos” on the MAN News section - take a look. It’s been 2 weeks since we launched our new style web site. An amazing 40,000 + visitors later the overwhelming consensus is that “you like it”…thank you for your support!
Interesting news from Lufthansa broke this week. It would seem that they have a Brexit contingency in place to operate a daily MD 11 freighter service from MAN to Frankfurt (See MAN route news) commencing 1st April. Like most things Brexit ..time will tell if it happens?
Photo Below:- Beluga No4 F-GSTD is captured descending into MAN on Thursday morning (14th Feb).Peter H.
Thursday 14th February saw the Beluga XL making its first visit to the Airbus factory at Broughton (Chester) where the wings for Airbus aircraft are manufactured. The aircraft is expected to remain at Broughton until Saturday (15th) . See below (scroll down) for a fine selection of photos from the “historic first” by Stuart Prince…
The first flight of the Boeing 747 took place on 9th February 1969 - 50 years ago. Photos of the Boeing 747 at Manchester can be seen by checking out a new page on our MAN News section :- 747’s @ MAN…
A very special event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Concorde’s first flight is taking place in the Concorde Hangar at lunch time on Saturday 2nd March. Guests will be treated to a visit on board to see the new illuminated Flight deck and cabin. An afternoon tea,sandwiches and cakes under the wings of Concorde, a facilitated Q & A with business man Fred Finn who holds the record for travelling the most times on Concorde. Films of Concorde’s first flight and arrival at Manchester will be shown. The event will conclude with one of our guests from the audience (Raffle Winner) sitting in the Captains seat and operating the switches to lower Concorde’s nose - whilst the rest of our guests toast Concorde . This will be the first time Alpha Charlies nose has been “drooped” in public since her arrival at Manchester in 2003.Tickets for the 50th Anniversary of Concorde’s first flight event on Saturday 2nd March are selling very fast. If you are interested in coming along to this unique occasion our advice is to book asap as we have a maximum of 200 places available and well over half of these have now been sold (Just 50 tickets left) … To book - visit the Events section on this web site or call in at The Aviation Shop at the RVP or Terminal 1 arrivals.
Thomas Cook have announced a “Strategic Review” of - The Airline. This could have a significant impact for its Manchester base. With Flybe also about to enter into a period of change there is little doubt that the next few months could be challenging in more ways than one for the industry and Manchester Airport ..See Manchester Route News for further info…
Sunday 17th February 2019
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Monday 18th February
0800 KLM B777-200 D1245 28th February for Air Livery
1215 Lufthansa A350-900 D1310 LH2570/1 MUC-MUC
Tuesday 19th February
2155 4X-CPX Gulfstream 4 D2300 21st
Wednesday 20th February
0930 Lufthansa A350-900 D1100 LH2570/1 MUC-MUC
Developments at the RVP
Plans were released by MAG on 23rd January for the construction of a new Executive Terminal (known as PremiAir) . The new Terminal will be located on the site of the Runway Visitor Park (RVP) where the two round viewing mounds are currently situated. Construction work will commence immediately in order that the Terminal can open for business this Summer. The RVP will remain open throughout the works and in the future.
If you have any questions or concerns with respect to views offered from the mounds now or in the future, please direct them to the RVP:- email@example.com
FEBRUARY WINGED WORDS
…was promulgated to E Members on Wednesday 30th January 2019. It was available for collection from the TAS Shops from Friday 1st February and should be delivered by post on or prior to Saturday 2nd February.
A reminder that you can join TAS or renew your Membership via this web site. Go to the “Join TAS” tab
Beluga XL pays its first, but not last, visit to Chester Hawarden 14th February 2019…
A photographic montage by Stuart Prince.
A Manchester Memory
Super Guppy “Golf Victor! looks rather splendid in this wintry scene in Manchester’s Southbay. “A blast from the past?” rather than “a beast from the East?”…3rd January 1979. Oh dear, yes 40 years ago. F-BTGV fortunately still survives today and is now on display at Bruntingthorpe, Leicestershire.
For more photos from January and February in years gone by check out the Manchester Memories section on this web site…you won’t be disappointed.