Today’s News

Monday 22nd july

After another “interesting” weekend at Fairford “dodging the clouds” for many its back to MAN for the start of another week whilst for others Fairford is just beginning with the busy departure flow. I’ve added a photo from Stuart Prince (scroll down below) of the “BOAC” Retro 747-400 flypast which was certainly a highlight on Saturday and Steve Hirst has shared an excellent shot of the Etihad (Formula 1) B787-9 which paid a visit to Manchester yesterday afternoon - See MAN News “This months photos” .

Today at MAN Air Iceland Connect are scheduled to operate the Icelandair FI440/1 with a Dash 8 whilst the AF1168 this evening looks like it will be operated by a HOP E190 again.

The August edition of the TAS Magazine “Winged Words” is now with the printers and will be published this week. E Members will receive their copy on Monday 22nd July. This issue contains:- Colour photos from 9 different Manchester photographers,reports from the TAS Trip to South America,the latest news from Manchester Airport including updates from the RVP Manager. Our “looking back” feature reviews the Manchester Champions League flights of 20 years ago,a member reports on the worlds shortest scheduled flight and we have the most comprehensive data on Manchester Movements available. A number of new TAS events are also advertised and become open for booking including an aviation holiday to the West Coast of the USA and Alaska whilst closer to home we have organised a number of trips to the Manchester ATC Tower.

To receive the magazine and participate in any of the above events you need to be a Member of TAS - details can be found on this web site - You can become an E- Member for just £14 per year or why not have your magazine (60 pages of Manchester news and photos) posted to you each month (UK) for just £25 per year.

Many thanks (as always) for all the photo submissions of late. Don’t forget to check out the MAN NEWS -(TAB ABOVE) “This months photos”… It’s good to see that the RVP is gaining popularity again amongst the photographers with some really good afternoon / evening shots being taken.

Iberia A320 EC-MUF is seen departing from Runway 23 Left on 15th July wearing the “Madrid te abraza” Livery. Photo: Ross Fearn.

Iberia A320 EC-MUF is seen departing from Runway 23 Left on 15th July wearing the “Madrid te abraza” Livery. Photo: Ross Fearn.

Many thanks to Ross Fearn for this beautiful shot of the Aero Nexus B767-300 ZS-NEX departing MAN on 15th July with Manchester City on board for their pre season games in China. According to the Manchester Evening News the aircraft was two days late in departing MAN due to the fact that the aircraft charterer (Thomas Cook) had failed to file the correct paperwork (State diplomatic clearance) for the aircraft to enter Chinese Airspace. The aircraft departed MAN to Abu Dhabi where the Team and club Officials then transferred to an Etihad aircraft which took them onwards to China.

Many thanks to Ross Fearn for this beautiful shot of the Aero Nexus B767-300 ZS-NEX departing MAN on 15th July with Manchester City on board for their pre season games in China. According to the Manchester Evening News the aircraft was two days late in departing MAN due to the fact that the aircraft charterer (Thomas Cook) had failed to file the correct paperwork (State diplomatic clearance) for the aircraft to enter Chinese Airspace. The aircraft departed MAN to Abu Dhabi where the Team and club Officials then transferred to an Etihad aircraft which took them onwards to China.

Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 N322SG has reverted to the airlines “blue” livery since its last visit to MAN. The aircraft is seen here arriving from Phoenix on a beautiful Manchester morning. Photo: 0003OPS 15th July 2019.

Atlas Air Boeing 747-400 N322SG has reverted to the airlines “blue” livery since its last visit to MAN. The aircraft is seen here arriving from Phoenix on a beautiful Manchester morning. Photo: 0003OPS 15th July 2019.

Klas Jet B737-500 LY-JMS arriving in the evening sunshine on its first visit to Manchester on 5th July 2019. Photo: Peter Hampson.

Klas Jet B737-500 LY-JMS arriving in the evening sunshine on its first visit to Manchester on 5th July 2019. Photo: Peter Hampson.

WHAT’S DUE

Monday 22nd july

RUNWAY 23 NOW IN USE

0340 MT793 LY-COM A320

0609 CX219 B-LXK

0635 QR021 A7-ALO

0655 EW9340 D-AGWL

0718 EY015 A6-BMF

0750 EK021 A6-EUQ

0805 LX390 HB-JCN

0820 KL1071 PH-EXC

0821 UA081 N67052

0835 LH940 D-ACNX

0905 G-OJER CITATION 560XL

0920 AY1361 OH-LXM A320

0920 SN2173 EI-GEC CRJ900 CITY JET

0921 PC5173 TC-NBK A320N

0930 SQ051 9V-SMN

0935 SK539 OY-KBT A319

0940 TP1316 CS-TTG A319

0945 SK4607 SE-RJT

0945 TK1993 TC-JSN A321

0950 TS254 C-GUBF

0942 AA734 N397AN

1025 KL1073 PH-BCA

1030 LH942 D-AINH A320N

1045 AC1930 C-GEOQ

1105 IB3692

1120 D-BFIL EMB LEGACY 450

1147 EK017 A6-EDI

1150 FI440 TF-FXB DASH 8

1150 OS463 OE-LWM

1155 PC1179 TC-CPD

1315 I-MFAB HAWKER 900XP

1335 QR027 A7-BAV B777-300

1400 PH-TXA CITATION 510

1405 LH938 D-AIZG A320 “Say yes to Europe” Livery

1450 EW9342 D-AGWF

1505 EY021 A6-BLN

1600 OK-ESC BEECH 400XP

1700 AT818

1830 AF1168 F-HBLC E190 HOP

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Manchester - Dates for the diary


Wednesday 24th July

1105 Air Serbia B737-300 (Aviolet) D1155

Thursday 25th July

1325 Virgin A340-600 D2010

2330 Air Serbia A319 D0020 26th

Friday 26th July

0720 N322SG Atlas Air B747-400 D 0720 27th

Friday 2nd AUGUST

D1100 MRTT054 EC-340 (c/n 1830) A330-200 Tanker to become NATO “M-001”. From Air Livery

Not Manchester but…

A lot of our readers visited the RIAT at Fairford over the weekend of 20th / 21st July. One of the highlights was without doubt the flypast on Saturday of the British Airways (BOAC) Retro Boeing 747-400 in formation with the Red Arrows. Photo: With thanks to Stuart Prince.

A lot of our readers visited the RIAT at Fairford over the weekend of 20th / 21st July. One of the highlights was without doubt the flypast on Saturday of the British Airways (BOAC) Retro Boeing 747-400 in formation with the Red Arrows. Photo: With thanks to Stuart Prince.