This Month’s Photos

photos from March 2019

Citation 525 CJ1 9H-GIO made it’s first visit to Manchester on 21st March 2019. Photo Peter H

Citation 525 CJ1 9H-GIO made it’s first visit to Manchester on 21st March 2019. Photo Peter H

Czech Air Force Challenger 601 serial 5105 on approach to Manchester - 19th March. Photo Debbie Riley

Czech Air Force Challenger 601 serial 5105 on approach to Manchester - 19th March. Photo Debbie Riley

Icelandair B757-200 TF-FIU in the Aurora Borealis Livery landing at Manchester on 19th March. Photo Debbie Riley

Icelandair B757-200 TF-FIU in the Aurora Borealis Livery landing at Manchester on 19th March. Photo Debbie Riley

Ethiopian B787-8 ET-ATH on finals to Runway 23 Right on 17th March 2019.Photo Andrew Jennings

Ethiopian B787-8 ET-ATH on finals to Runway 23 Right on 17th March 2019.Photo Andrew Jennings

Citation 525 CJ2 D-IPVD was dodging the showers on arrival into MAN on 17th March. Seen here in a patch of beautiful blue! Photo Peter H

Citation 525 CJ2 D-IPVD was dodging the showers on arrival into MAN on 17th March. Seen here in a patch of beautiful blue! Photo Peter H

Citation 525 SP-AST was one of several executive jets which visited on 17th March.

Citation 525 SP-AST was one of several executive jets which visited on 17th March.

Citation 680 F-HSFJ on short finals to Runway 23R 17th March 2019

Citation 680 F-HSFJ on short finals to Runway 23R 17th March 2019

Enter Air B737-800 SP-ENT departing Manchester on Friday 15th March Photo: Greg Mape

Enter Air B737-800 SP-ENT departing Manchester on Friday 15th March Photo: Greg Mape

Citation 510 Mustang F-HERE departing 23 Left on 15th March:Photo Greg Mape

Citation 510 Mustang F-HERE departing 23 Left on 15th March:Photo Greg Mape

Hi Fly Airbus A340-300 CS-TQY arriving on Runway 23 Right with a contingent from Schalke FC on 11th March 2019. Photo - Peter H

Hi Fly Airbus A340-300 CS-TQY arriving on Runway 23 Right with a contingent from Schalke FC on 11th March 2019. Photo - Peter H

Luxembourg registered PC12 LX-JFS arrived with the match officials for the Man City v Schalke UEFA Champions League game at the Etihad Stadium on 12th March. Photo Debbie Riley 11th March 2019.

Luxembourg registered PC12 LX-JFS arrived with the match officials for the Man City v Schalke UEFA Champions League game at the Etihad Stadium on 12th March. Photo Debbie Riley 11th March 2019.

Today’s (8th March) star visitor came in the shape of Qatari Gulfstream 650 A7-CGE. Photo with many thanks to Steve Ashworth.

Today’s (8th March) star visitor came in the shape of Qatari Gulfstream 650 A7-CGE. Photo with many thanks to Steve Ashworth.

Steve Ashworth paid a visit to the RVP on 7th March and despite the atrocious heavy rain was able to get a pretty decent departure shot of British Airways latest A321N - G-NEOT.

Steve Ashworth paid a visit to the RVP on 7th March and despite the atrocious heavy rain was able to get a pretty decent departure shot of British Airways latest A321N - G-NEOT.

Turkish Airlines operated A330-300 TC-LOA on their TK1993 service from Istanbul on Wednesday 6th March.

Turkish Airlines operated A330-300 TC-LOA on their TK1993 service from Istanbul on Wednesday 6th March.

A great early morning arrival shot of the Ethiopian B787-8 ET-AOT from Andrew Jennings taken on Tuesday 5th March 2019

A great early morning arrival shot of the Ethiopian B787-8 ET-AOT from Andrew Jennings taken on Tuesday 5th March 2019

Etihads B787-9 A6-BLG in the Special Olympic World Games livery returned to Manchester again today (5th March).The aircraft was photographed by Mike Grundy after vacating 23 Right taxiing to T1.

Etihads B787-9 A6-BLG in the Special Olympic World Games livery returned to Manchester again today (5th March).The aircraft was photographed by Mike Grundy after vacating 23 Right taxiing to T1.

Global Express 6000 CS-GLB visited at lunch time on Tuesday 5th March. Peter H

Global Express 6000 CS-GLB visited at lunch time on Tuesday 5th March. Peter H

and finally after the arrival comes the departure…Mike Grundy was “Southside” to capture G-EUPJ‘s return to Heathrow - 4th March 2019.

and finally after the arrival comes the departure…Mike Grundy was “Southside” to capture G-EUPJ‘s return to Heathrow - 4th March 2019.

A great shot from Steve Grimshaw as the BA / BEA A319 G-EUPJ completes its first revenue service wearing its splendid new Retro livery on 4th March 2019.

A great shot from Steve Grimshaw as the BA / BEA A319 G-EUPJ completes its first revenue service wearing its splendid new Retro livery on 4th March 2019.

British Airways BEA Retro A319 G-EUPJ paid its first visit to Manchester today (4th March). Alan Moss was at the Runway Visitor Park and caught the aircraft just after landing on 23 Right.

British Airways BEA Retro A319 G-EUPJ paid its first visit to Manchester today (4th March). Alan Moss was at the Runway Visitor Park and caught the aircraft just after landing on 23 Right.

Greg Mape caught the BA A319 Retro G-EUPJ from the top of the T1 Multi Story Car Park just prior to landing on 23 Right.

Greg Mape caught the BA A319 Retro G-EUPJ from the top of the T1 Multi Story Car Park just prior to landing on 23 Right.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLG made its first visit to MAN on 4th March wearing the Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 livery

Etihad B787-9 A6-BLG made its first visit to MAN on 4th March wearing the Special Olympics Abu Dhabi 2019 livery

Learjet 45 LN-AWB is seen on short finals to Runway 23 Right on Monday 4th March

Learjet 45 LN-AWB is seen on short finals to Runway 23 Right on Monday 4th March

Photos from February 2019

Cessna Citation 525 CJ2 M-TBEA prepares for departure from 23 Left.27th February 2019. Photo; Ron Huzar

Cessna Citation 525 CJ2 M-TBEA prepares for departure from 23 Left.27th February 2019. Photo; Ron Huzar

Cathay Pacific’s latest A350-1000 B-LXI made its first visit to Manchester today (27th February).The aircraft is seen here departing back to Hong Kong. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Cathay Pacific’s latest A350-1000 B-LXI made its first visit to Manchester today (27th February).The aircraft is seen here departing back to Hong Kong. Photo: Paul Rowland.

A great shot from Ron Huzar of Luxembourg registered “Air Ambulance” Lear 45 LX-RSQ powering off Runway 23 Right on 27th February.

A great shot from Ron Huzar of Luxembourg registered “Air Ambulance” Lear 45 LX-RSQ powering off Runway 23 Right on 27th February.

An excellent shot by Paul Rowland of Brussels airlines A320 OO-SNM departing on 23 Right.27th February 2019.

An excellent shot by Paul Rowland of Brussels airlines A320 OO-SNM departing on 23 Right.27th February 2019.

Turkish Airlines operated an A330-200 on their scheduled TK1993/4 Istanbul service on 27th February.TC-LNB in the Star Alliance livery was nicely captured on departure by Paul Rowland.

Turkish Airlines operated an A330-200 on their scheduled TK1993/4 Istanbul service on 27th February.TC-LNB in the Star Alliance livery was nicely captured on departure by Paul Rowland.

Fog in Dublin this morning (27th Feb) resulted in Icelandair B737 MAX-8 TF-ICY diverting to MAN.The aircraft is seen here departing on 23 Right. Photo Paul Rowland

Fog in Dublin this morning (27th Feb) resulted in Icelandair B737 MAX-8 TF-ICY diverting to MAN.The aircraft is seen here departing on 23 Right. Photo Paul Rowland

Brussels Airlines A320 OO-SNC in the “Magritte Livery” departing Runway 23 right on 26th February. James Fairbrother

Brussels Airlines A320 OO-SNC in the “Magritte Livery” departing Runway 23 right on 26th February. James Fairbrother

Polish registered Citation 525 CJ2 SP-KCK was a welcome visitor on 25th February

Polish registered Citation 525 CJ2 SP-KCK was a welcome visitor on 25th February

“Blue on Blue” Icelandairs B757-300 TF-ISX paid us another visit on 25th February. The larger aircraft being used to accommodate the extra “football” traffic from Iceland over the weekend!

“Blue on Blue” Icelandairs B757-300 TF-ISX paid us another visit on 25th February. The larger aircraft being used to accommodate the extra “football” traffic from Iceland over the weekend!

Today’s star visitor was the first visit of KLM B777-200 PH-BQD which arrived this morning (25th February) for work by Air Livery.

Today’s star visitor was the first visit of KLM B777-200 PH-BQD which arrived this morning (25th February) for work by Air Livery.

Good to see DHL back at MAN again especially in day light! B757-200F G-DHKA was an unexpected divert in from East Midlands on Sunday afternoon 24th Feb

Good to see DHL back at MAN again especially in day light! B757-200F G-DHKA was an unexpected divert in from East Midlands on Sunday afternoon 24th Feb

A great day for a DHL shot! B757-200F G-DHKA 24th February 2019

A great day for a DHL shot! B757-200F G-DHKA 24th February 2019

One of several executive jets which visited for the football at Old Trafford today. Falcon 7X G-CRNS was captured nicely on short finals by Debbie Riley 24th February 2019.

One of several executive jets which visited for the football at Old Trafford today. Falcon 7X G-CRNS was captured nicely on short finals by Debbie Riley 24th February 2019.

Yet another beautiful blue sky day welcomed Lear Jet 40 N700KG from Luton on Sunday 24th February. Photo Peter H

Yet another beautiful blue sky day welcomed Lear Jet 40 N700KG from Luton on Sunday 24th February. Photo Peter H

Loganair E135 G-SAJB looking good (as always) on finals to Runway 23 Right 24th February 2019.Photo: Debbie Riley

Loganair E135 G-SAJB looking good (as always) on finals to Runway 23 Right 24th February 2019.Photo: Debbie Riley

Turkish Airlines A321N TC-LSC on short finals to Runway 23 Right.24th February 2019. Peter H

Turkish Airlines A321N TC-LSC on short finals to Runway 23 Right.24th February 2019. Peter H

Citation C560 XLS CS-DXG arrived from Stavanger (Norway) in time for the Man United v Liverpool game on Sunday 24th February. Photo Peter H

Citation C560 XLS CS-DXG arrived from Stavanger (Norway) in time for the Man United v Liverpool game on Sunday 24th February. Photo Peter H

LOT E190 SP-LMC departing 23R on 23rd February 2019. James Fairbrother

LOT E190 SP-LMC departing 23R on 23rd February 2019. James Fairbrother

An excellent shot of Citation C560 D-CAHO by Steve Ashworth on 23rd February

An excellent shot of Citation C560 D-CAHO by Steve Ashworth on 23rd February

Austrian 321 OE-LBD was seen sporting the new Austrian titles on Saturday 23rd February.Jim Fairbrother.

Austrian 321 OE-LBD was seen sporting the new Austrian titles on Saturday 23rd February.Jim Fairbrother.

British Airways A321N G-NEOS visited MAN on 23rd February.Photo: Steve Ashworth

British Airways A321N G-NEOS visited MAN on 23rd February.Photo: Steve Ashworth

Looking clean and sheen from the Airbus stables is a brand new A320 Neo D-AINP which contrasts nicely in the Wythenshawe sky! Peter H 22nd February 2019.

Looking clean and sheen from the Airbus stables is a brand new A320 Neo D-AINP which contrasts nicely in the Wythenshawe sky! Peter H 22nd February 2019.

There is little doubt that the Citation 750 has plenty of style which is very well represented in the colours of D-BUZZ. Seen here on approach to MAN - 22nd February. Photo: Debbie Riley.

There is little doubt that the Citation 750 has plenty of style which is very well represented in the colours of D-BUZZ. Seen here on approach to MAN - 22nd February. Photo: Debbie Riley.

A simple yet very effective scheme is worn by Challenger 200ER 9H-JOY. Seen here on finals to Manchester 22nd February 2019. Peter H

A simple yet very effective scheme is worn by Challenger 200ER 9H-JOY. Seen here on finals to Manchester 22nd February 2019. Peter H

Easy Jets A319 G-EZEN put in a rare appearance at Manchester on 22nd February. Debbie Riley.

Easy Jets A319 G-EZEN put in a rare appearance at Manchester on 22nd February. Debbie Riley.

First time visitor - Norwegian Boeing 737 Max 8 SE-RTA is seen here arriving from Stockholm on Monday 4th February 2019

First time visitor - Norwegian Boeing 737 Max 8 SE-RTA is seen here arriving from Stockholm on Monday 4th February 2019

Citation C525 CJ2 EI-ZEU looked good in the Manchester blue on 22nd February. Peter H

Citation C525 CJ2 EI-ZEU looked good in the Manchester blue on 22nd February. Peter H

Saudia B787-9 HZ-AR23 operating the SV123 looks grand on finals to Manchester .Debbie Riley 22nd February 2019.

Saudia B787-9 HZ-AR23 operating the SV123 looks grand on finals to Manchester .Debbie Riley 22nd February 2019.

Citation 560XLS CS-DXX was a late aircraft change (frequently happens with biz jets) on 22nd February. Seen here on short finals to Runway 23 Right. Photo - Peter H.

Citation 560XLS CS-DXX was a late aircraft change (frequently happens with biz jets) on 22nd February. Seen here on short finals to Runway 23 Right. Photo - Peter H.

Embraer Phenom 100 9H-FGV is seen on short finals to Runway 23 Right on 21st February 2019

Embraer Phenom 100 9H-FGV is seen on short finals to Runway 23 Right on 21st February 2019

Jet2 Holidays B737-800 G-DRTG made its first visit to Manchester on 21st February 2019

Jet2 Holidays B737-800 G-DRTG made its first visit to Manchester on 21st February 2019

Loganair have leased Nordica ATR 72 ES-ATA. They have been operating the aircraft on several services from Manchester this week. She is seen here arriving from Inverness on Thursday 21st February .

Loganair have leased Nordica ATR 72 ES-ATA. They have been operating the aircraft on several services from Manchester this week. She is seen here arriving from Inverness on Thursday 21st February .

A great shot taken by Paul Rowland on 20th February of Norwegian B737-8 LN-NGO departing MAN on Runway 23 Right.

A great shot taken by Paul Rowland on 20th February of Norwegian B737-8 LN-NGO departing MAN on Runway 23 Right.

An excellent shot from Paul Rowland of Lufthansa’a A350-9 D-AIXC touching down on its first visit to Manchester on Monday 18th February 2019.

An excellent shot from Paul Rowland of Lufthansa’a A350-9 D-AIXC touching down on its first visit to Manchester on Monday 18th February 2019.

KLM A330-300 PH-AKB is captured departing Manchester on 16th February following work with Air Livery Photo: Jim Fairbrother

KLM A330-300 PH-AKB is captured departing Manchester on 16th February following work with Air Livery Photo: Jim Fairbrother

Quite a high angle of attack? This afternoons Vueling A320 EC-KDT from Barcelona on finals. Another aircraft whose Port engine may have been subject to a bit of “battle damage? -16th February.Photo Peter H

Quite a high angle of attack? This afternoons Vueling A320 EC-KDT from Barcelona on finals. Another aircraft whose Port engine may have been subject to a bit of “battle damage? -16th February.Photo Peter H

A more stable approach for Aegeans A320 SX-DVX? MAN 16th February. Peter H

A more stable approach for Aegeans A320 SX-DVX? MAN 16th February. Peter H

RAM B737-700 CN-RNR was captured by Jim Fairbrother on Saturday 16th February.

RAM B737-700 CN-RNR was captured by Jim Fairbrother on Saturday 16th February.

Showing off its Qatar World Cup Livery on 16th February was B777-300 A7-BAX. Photo with thanks to Jim Fairbrother

Showing off its Qatar World Cup Livery on 16th February was B777-300 A7-BAX. Photo with thanks to Jim Fairbrother

Beechjet 400 OK-ZUB was captured (without sun) on short finals to 23 Right on Saturday 16th February. Peter H

Beechjet 400 OK-ZUB was captured (without sun) on short finals to 23 Right on Saturday 16th February. Peter H

I’m told you can’t beat a Gulfstream! G-ULFM (G450) certainly looks great on approach to MAN 16th February 2019. Peter H

I’m told you can’t beat a Gulfstream! G-ULFM (G450) certainly looks great on approach to MAN 16th February 2019. Peter H

One of those rare shots when the sun comes out just at the right time and illuminates the aircraft against the dark sky! Austrian A319 OE-LDE looked splendid on finals.Shame about the non matching Port engine cowling..Guess you can’t have everything?.16th February 2019. Peter H

One of those rare shots when the sun comes out just at the right time and illuminates the aircraft against the dark sky! Austrian A319 OE-LDE looked splendid on finals.Shame about the non matching Port engine cowling..Guess you can’t have everything?.16th February 2019. Peter H

If it’s Saturday keep an eye on the SN2173 from Brussels-todays flight (16th February ) was operated by Air Nostrum CRJ 1000 EC-LJT. Peter H

If it’s Saturday keep an eye on the SN2173 from Brussels-todays flight (16th February ) was operated by Air Nostrum CRJ 1000 EC-LJT. Peter H

Air Portugals A320N CS-TVA visited Manchester on Saturday 16th February 2019. Peter H

Air Portugals A320N CS-TVA visited Manchester on Saturday 16th February 2019. Peter H

Eastern Airways EMB145 G-CISK is seen here on sort finals to Runway 23 Right on 15th February 2019. Photo:Peter H

Eastern Airways EMB145 G-CISK is seen here on sort finals to Runway 23 Right on 15th February 2019. Photo:Peter H

Pilatus PC 12 F-HGET of Get1Jet is seen “powering” its way in on finals! Peter H 15th February 2019.

Pilatus PC 12 F-HGET of Get1Jet is seen “powering” its way in on finals! Peter H 15th February 2019.

Icelandairs B757-300 TF-ISX in it’s special “100 Islands” livery was nicely captured during the flare out on Runway 23 Right by John Wood on 15th February.

Icelandairs B757-300 TF-ISX in it’s special “100 Islands” livery was nicely captured during the flare out on Runway 23 Right by John Wood on 15th February.

Citation 560 XL G-CIEL looked very stylish arriving at MAN on 15th February Peter H

Citation 560 XL G-CIEL looked very stylish arriving at MAN on 15th February Peter H

It’s been a busy week for exec jets! Citation 510 Mustang PH-TXA put in an appearance on beautiful cold winters morning on 15th February. Peter H.

It’s been a busy week for exec jets! Citation 510 Mustang PH-TXA put in an appearance on beautiful cold winters morning on 15th February. Peter H.

Corendon operated a charter to Marrakesh on 14th February with B737-800 TC-TJI . Photo Peter H

Corendon operated a charter to Marrakesh on 14th February with B737-800 TC-TJI . Photo Peter H

This week marked the first flight of the mighty 747 50 years ago.Virgin 747-400 “Hot lips” (G-VLIPS) was certainly a beauty to photograph on Valentines day as she aviates into the Manchester Skies. Photo: Paul Rowland.

This week marked the first flight of the mighty 747 50 years ago.Virgin 747-400 “Hot lips” (G-VLIPS) was certainly a beauty to photograph on Valentines day as she aviates into the Manchester Skies. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Vista Jet Challenger 350 9H-VCE was photographed descending into Manchester by Peter Hampson on 14th February.

Vista Jet Challenger 350 9H-VCE was photographed descending into Manchester by Peter Hampson on 14th February.

Making a rare appearance at Manchester on 14th February was Beluga No4 F-GSTD. The aircraft diverted in due to fog at Hawarden (Chester). Photo Peter H

Making a rare appearance at Manchester on 14th February was Beluga No4 F-GSTD. The aircraft diverted in due to fog at Hawarden (Chester). Photo Peter H

Jet Airways A330-200 VT-JWP was captured on a cold yet clear Manchester morning by Paul Rowland on 14th February 2019

Jet Airways A330-200 VT-JWP was captured on a cold yet clear Manchester morning by Paul Rowland on 14th February 2019

Wednesday 13th February saw the first visit to Manchester of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8. Due to a general strike in Belgium the aircraft substituted the Boeing 787 normally used on the route and flew direct from Addis Ababa to Manchester (missing out Brussels which was closed due to the industrial action) The aircraft,ET-AVK is seen here on stand 61Left. Photo with thanks to Steve Fowler.

Wednesday 13th February saw the first visit to Manchester of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8. Due to a general strike in Belgium the aircraft substituted the Boeing 787 normally used on the route and flew direct from Addis Ababa to Manchester (missing out Brussels which was closed due to the industrial action) The aircraft,ET-AVK is seen here on stand 61Left. Photo with thanks to Steve Fowler.

Twin Jet Beech 1900D F-GTKJ visited with PSG fans for the Champions league game with Man United on 12th and is seen here returning to collect them on 13th February. Peter H

Twin Jet Beech 1900D F-GTKJ visited with PSG fans for the Champions league game with Man United on 12th and is seen here returning to collect them on 13th February. Peter H

Tuesday 12th February saw a significant number of aircraft arriving throughout the day in connection with the Man United v Paris Saint Germain UEFA Champions League game at Old Trafford..Saab 340 SP-MRC is seen here on short finals for 23 Right

Tuesday 12th February saw a significant number of aircraft arriving throughout the day in connection with the Man United v Paris Saint Germain UEFA Champions League game at Old Trafford..Saab 340 SP-MRC is seen here on short finals for 23 Right

Flightline Metroliner EC-GPS is seen on short finals to runway 23 Right on 12th February

Flightline Metroliner EC-GPS is seen on short finals to runway 23 Right on 12th February

Citation CJ2 EC-NAR was another visitor for the Man United v PSG game on 12th February

Citation CJ2 EC-NAR was another visitor for the Man United v PSG game on 12th February

KLM A330-300 PH-AKB was an early morning arrival for Air Livery on Monday 4th February

KLM A330-300 PH-AKB was an early morning arrival for Air Livery on Monday 4th February

A surprise visitor from Luxembourg on Sunday 3rd February was Beech 390 Premier 1 T7-BBC. Photo Peter H

A surprise visitor from Luxembourg on Sunday 3rd February was Beech 390 Premier 1 T7-BBC. Photo Peter H

Titan Boeing 757-200 G-ZAPX is seen here on short finals to Runway 23 Right on 3rd February. Peter H

Titan Boeing 757-200 G-ZAPX is seen here on short finals to Runway 23 Right on 3rd February. Peter H

Saturday 2nd February saw the First Visit into Manchester of Etihad’s brand new B787-10 A6-BME which operated its first passenger revenue services on the EY015/16. The aircraft is seen here departing Manchester back to Abu Dhabi.

Saturday 2nd February saw the First Visit into Manchester of Etihad’s brand new B787-10 A6-BME which operated its first passenger revenue services on the EY015/16. The aircraft is seen here departing Manchester back to Abu Dhabi.

Following its early morning arrival on 1st February 2019. Sky Service Lear Jet C-GMSY is captured here departing Manchester in beautiful blue skies on 2nd February.

Following its early morning arrival on 1st February 2019. Sky Service Lear Jet C-GMSY is captured here departing Manchester in beautiful blue skies on 2nd February.

OM-XLS a Citation 560 XLS owned by Elite Jet was captured on short finals to Runway 23 Right in the late afternoon sun on 2nd February. Peter H

OM-XLS a Citation 560 XLS owned by Elite Jet was captured on short finals to Runway 23 Right in the late afternoon sun on 2nd February. Peter H

Photos from January 2019

A miserable Manchester morning (light rain) greeted the arrival of San Marino registered Citation 525 M2 T7-FOZ on Friday 25th January. I guess that’s my way of apologising for the poor quality of the photo above….but here it is for the record anyway!! Peter H

A miserable Manchester morning (light rain) greeted the arrival of San Marino registered Citation 525 M2 T7-FOZ on Friday 25th January. I guess that’s my way of apologising for the poor quality of the photo above….but here it is for the record anyway!! Peter H

A great shot of AN12 UR-CSI just about “aviating” on Runway 23 Right MAN – Friday 25th January 2019. Paul Rowland.

A great shot of AN12 UR-CSI just about “aviating” on Runway 23 Right MAN – Friday 25th January 2019. Paul Rowland.

Many thanks to Ron Huzar for sharing his photo of Embraer 145EP 9H-REY (ex CS-TPJ) operated by Maleth Aero which arrived on Friday 18th January and departed on Saturday evening 19th Jan. The aircraft was believed to be carrying the Perpignan Rugby Team for their match against Sale Sharks in the European Challenge Cup .Sale Sharks won and will next play Connacht (Ireland) in the Quarter final.

Many thanks to Ron Huzar for sharing his photo of Embraer 145EP 9H-REY (ex CS-TPJ) operated by Maleth Aero which arrived on Friday 18th January and departed on Saturday evening 19th Jan. The aircraft was believed to be carrying the Perpignan Rugby Team for their match against Sale Sharks in the European Challenge Cup .Sale Sharks won and will next play Connacht (Ireland) in the Quarter final.

Making it’s first visit to Manchester on Saturday 19th January was Etihad’s B787-10 A6-BMB. Seen here departing 23 Left en route to Abu Dhabi.

Making it’s first visit to Manchester on Saturday 19th January was Etihad’s B787-10 A6-BMB. Seen here departing 23 Left en route to Abu Dhabi.

Embraer Legacy 500 G-RORA was captured departing on Runway 23 Left by Ron Huzar on Friday 18th January.

Embraer Legacy 500 G-RORA was captured departing on Runway 23 Left by Ron Huzar on Friday 18th January.

One of the most photogenic aircraft currently visiting Manchester is Icelandair’s B757-200 TF-FIR special livery “80 Years of Aviation”. I was delighted to catch it on short finals to Runway 23 Right on 17th January. Peter H

One of the most photogenic aircraft currently visiting Manchester is Icelandair’s B757-200 TF-FIR special livery “80 Years of Aviation”. I was delighted to catch it on short finals to Runway 23 Right on 17th January. Peter H

Netjets Citation 560xls CS-DXZ visited on a bright yet very cold 17th January. Peter H

Netjets Citation 560xls CS-DXZ visited on a bright yet very cold 17th January. Peter H

Tuesday 22nd January saw 57 year old AN 12 UR-CSI of CAVOK calling in during the evening for what’s expected to be its first visit of two this week.

Tuesday 22nd January saw 57 year old AN 12 UR-CSI of CAVOK calling in during the evening for what’s expected to be its first visit of two this week.

An early morning (first time) visitor on Thursday 17th January was this Gulfstream 550 N70EL.Peter H

An early morning (first time) visitor on Thursday 17th January was this Gulfstream 550 N70EL.Peter H