This Month’s Photos

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photos from November 2019

A big thanks to Owen Fleming for braving the cold November weather on Saturday 9th November. However, I think this shot from the RVP justified it! RAF A330 Voyager ZZ337 was very nicely photographed rotating from Runway 23 Right.

A big thanks to Owen Fleming for braving the cold November weather on Saturday 9th November. However, I think this shot from the RVP justified it! RAF A330 Voyager ZZ337 was very nicely photographed rotating from Runway 23 Right.

Icelandair B757-200 TF-ISL becomes airborne from Runway 23 Right 9th November 2019.Photo:Mike Grundy.

Icelandair B757-200 TF-ISL becomes airborne from Runway 23 Right 9th November 2019.Photo:Mike Grundy.

Right place,right time and two for the price of one! Emirates A380’s at MAN 9th November 2019. Photo:Darren Moston.

Right place,right time and two for the price of one! Emirates A380’s at MAN 9th November 2019. Photo:Darren Moston.

The Brussels Airlines Special Liveries don’t tend to be regular visitors to Manchester and are not the easiest of aircraft to photograph.However, Steve Ashworth captured the “Tomorrowland” A320 OO-SNF very nicely on 8th November with the Autumn foliage providing the perfect backdrop!

The Brussels Airlines Special Liveries don’t tend to be regular visitors to Manchester and are not the easiest of aircraft to photograph.However, Steve Ashworth captured the “Tomorrowland” A320 OO-SNF very nicely on 8th November with the Autumn foliage providing the perfect backdrop!

Air Portugal A321N CS-TJN was nicely captured on short final to Runway 05 Left by Steve Ashworth on Friday 8th November.

Air Portugal A321N CS-TJN was nicely captured on short final to Runway 05 Left by Steve Ashworth on Friday 8th November.

Many thanks to Richard Ansell for this shot from the T1 MSCP of Air Canada B787-8 C-GHQQ which called in to MAN on its “First Visit” due to Low Viz at Heathrow. Friday 8th November 2019.

Many thanks to Richard Ansell for this shot from the T1 MSCP of Air Canada B787-8 C-GHQQ which called in to MAN on its “First Visit” due to Low Viz at Heathrow. Friday 8th November 2019.

Do 228 jet OY-NCJ was photographed departing on Runway 05 Left (from the RVP) by Greg Mape on 6th November.

Do 228 jet OY-NCJ was photographed departing on Runway 05 Left (from the RVP) by Greg Mape on 6th November.

Air France A320 F-GKXR was seen on 6th November still operating in the Joon Livery.Photo: Greg Mape.

Air France A320 F-GKXR was seen on 6th November still operating in the Joon Livery.Photo: Greg Mape.

Fly Egypt B737-800 SU-TMH was nicely captured landing on Runway 05 Right by Steve Ashworth .The aircraft is about to touch on its very first visit to MAN.

Fly Egypt B737-800 SU-TMH was nicely captured landing on Runway 05 Right by Steve Ashworth .The aircraft is about to touch on its very first visit to MAN.

Thank you to Ross Fearn for sharing this image of Aurigny’s latest fleet acquisition - ATR 72 G-OATR which is seen taxiing past the RVP on a miserable Saturday - 2nd November 2019. But of note is that the photo was taken through the fence of the RVP by taking the lens hood off and pressing the lens against the fence. Mmmm certainly worth experimenting with and opens up all sorts of opportunities for the photographer who doesn’t want to get those muddy feet!

Thank you to Ross Fearn for sharing this image of Aurigny’s latest fleet acquisition - ATR 72 G-OATR which is seen taxiing past the RVP on a miserable Saturday - 2nd November 2019. But of note is that the photo was taken through the fence of the RVP by taking the lens hood off and pressing the lens against the fence. Mmmm certainly worth experimenting with and opens up all sorts of opportunities for the photographer who doesn’t want to get those muddy feet!

PHOTOS FROM OCTOBER 2019

Evelop A330-300 EC-MII (on lease to Jet 2) was beautifully captured by Stuart Prince departing Manchester on 29th October.

Evelop A330-300 EC-MII (on lease to Jet 2) was beautifully captured by Stuart Prince departing Manchester on 29th October.

Hainan A330-300 B-303C takes flight from Runway 05 Left en route from Manchester to Beijing on 29th October. Photo:Stuart Prince.

Hainan A330-300 B-303C takes flight from Runway 05 Left en route from Manchester to Beijing on 29th October. Photo:Stuart Prince.

Gobal 6000 9H-JEH is seen departing on Runway 23 Left on 24th October 2019. Photo:Steve Ashworth

Gobal 6000 9H-JEH is seen departing on Runway 23 Left on 24th October 2019. Photo:Steve Ashworth

Greg Mape called into the Airport Hotel for a spot of aviation photography on 24th October . LY301 (B737-800 4X-EKT) is seen passing the beer garden on short final to Runway 23 Right.

Greg Mape called into the Airport Hotel for a spot of aviation photography on 24th October . LY301 (B737-800 4X-EKT) is seen passing the beer garden on short final to Runway 23 Right.

Mike Grundy got up close and personal this morning (24th October) with Virgin Atlantic’s B747-400 G-VLIP “The Falcon”

Mike Grundy got up close and personal this morning (24th October) with Virgin Atlantic’s B747-400 G-VLIP “The Falcon”

Aeroflot A330-300 VQ-BNS provided the transport for Man United to Belgrade on 23rd October. Photo: With thanks to Stephen Rowland.

Aeroflot A330-300 VQ-BNS provided the transport for Man United to Belgrade on 23rd October. Photo: With thanks to Stephen Rowland.

For obvious reasons I normally get little pleasure from photographing all white aircraft. Except that is when they contrast perfectly in the Manchester sunshine against a very dark sky. Wednesday 23rd October saw Privilege A320 CS-TRO making a rare visit from Almeria on short final to Runway 23 Right. Photo: Peter Hampson.

For obvious reasons I normally get little pleasure from photographing all white aircraft. Except that is when they contrast perfectly in the Manchester sunshine against a very dark sky. Wednesday 23rd October saw Privilege A320 CS-TRO making a rare visit from Almeria on short final to Runway 23 Right. Photo: Peter Hampson.

Saudia B787-9 HZ-AR13 was caught on short final to Runway 23 Right on 23rd October 2019 by Alan Faulkner.

Saudia B787-9 HZ-AR13 was caught on short final to Runway 23 Right on 23rd October 2019 by Alan Faulkner.

A number of extra flights arrived today (Tuesday 22nd October) bringing football supporters from Italy for the Man City v Atalanta UEFA Champions League game at the Etihad stadium. The star visitor for many was the arrival of Trade Air Fokker 100 9A-BTE. Photo: Peter Hampson.

A number of extra flights arrived today (Tuesday 22nd October) bringing football supporters from Italy for the Man City v Atalanta UEFA Champions League game at the Etihad stadium. The star visitor for many was the arrival of Trade Air Fokker 100 9A-BTE. Photo: Peter Hampson.

Blue Panorama B737-400 9H-GTC on short final to Runway 23 Right 22nd October 2019. Photo:Paul Rowland.

Blue Panorama B737-400 9H-GTC on short final to Runway 23 Right 22nd October 2019. Photo:Paul Rowland.

Enter air B737-800’s were seen in abundance at Manchester today (22nd October) transporting Atalanta fans for the UEFA Champions League game with Man City. SP-ENW was photographed by Paul Rowland.

Enter air B737-800’s were seen in abundance at Manchester today (22nd October) transporting Atalanta fans for the UEFA Champions League game with Man City. SP-ENW was photographed by Paul Rowland.

Gulfstream 4 N827GA arriving at MAN 22nd October 2019. Photo: Peter H

Gulfstream 4 N827GA arriving at MAN 22nd October 2019. Photo: Peter H

NEOS B737-800 I-NEOT helped to brighten up a very overcast day at Manchester on 22nd October.Photo :Paul Rowland.

NEOS B737-800 I-NEOT helped to brighten up a very overcast day at Manchester on 22nd October.Photo :Paul Rowland.

Blue Panorama B737-800 9H-GAX on short final to Runway 23 Right on 22nd October.Photo: Peter H

Blue Panorama B737-800 9H-GAX on short final to Runway 23 Right on 22nd October.Photo: Peter H

As expected (and quite correctly) the Etihad B787-9 A6-BND in its Man City livery is becoming a regular visitor to Manchester. She was nicely captured touching down on Runway 23 Right on 22nd October. Photo: Maurice Kime.

As expected (and quite correctly) the Etihad B787-9 A6-BND in its Man City livery is becoming a regular visitor to Manchester. She was nicely captured touching down on Runway 23 Right on 22nd October. Photo: Maurice Kime.

Icelandair operated B757-300 TF-FIX on their scheduled FI440/1 service on 22nd October. Photo: Darren Moston.

Icelandair operated B757-300 TF-FIX on their scheduled FI440/1 service on 22nd October. Photo: Darren Moston.

Not long to go? Etihad’s Manchester City Livery B787-9 A6-BND about to complete it’s first commercial flight with a touch down on Runway 05 Right at Manchester on 21st October. Photo: Peter H

Not long to go? Etihad’s Manchester City Livery B787-9 A6-BND about to complete it’s first commercial flight with a touch down on Runway 05 Right at Manchester on 21st October. Photo: Peter H

and touch down! With thanks to Mike Grundy who captured the very first landing at Manchester of the new Manchester City livery Etihad B787-9 A6-BND on 21st October 2019.

and touch down! With thanks to Mike Grundy who captured the very first landing at Manchester of the new Manchester City livery Etihad B787-9 A6-BND on 21st October 2019.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BND was captured from the RVP as it clears runway 05 Right and commences her taxi to Terminal 1.Photo: John Wood 21st October 2019.

Etihad B787-9 A6-BND was captured from the RVP as it clears runway 05 Right and commences her taxi to Terminal 1.Photo: John Wood 21st October 2019.

Welcome to Manchester! A6-BND was photographed on its first and probably not it’s last visit to Manchester on 21st October. Photo: Stephen Rowland.

Welcome to Manchester! A6-BND was photographed on its first and probably not it’s last visit to Manchester on 21st October. Photo: Stephen Rowland.

An excellent shot from Enda Burke showing Etihad’s first commercial flight with their Manchester City Livery B787-9 A6-BND. It really had to be Manchester didn’t it? Well done Etihad! 21st October 2019.

An excellent shot from Enda Burke showing Etihad’s first commercial flight with their Manchester City Livery B787-9 A6-BND. It really had to be Manchester didn’t it? Well done Etihad! 21st October 2019.

Pegasus B737-800 TC-CPN in the Ada E. Livery at Manchester 18th October 2019. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Pegasus B737-800 TC-CPN in the Ada E. Livery at Manchester 18th October 2019. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Icelandair B757-300 TF-ISX departing MAN on Runway 23 Left 18th October.Photo. Paul Rowland.

Icelandair B757-300 TF-ISX departing MAN on Runway 23 Left 18th October.Photo. Paul Rowland.

Still looking good! British Airways / BEA Retro A319 G-EUPJ paid Manchester another visit during the afternoon of 17th October. Photo: Stuart Prince.

Still looking good! British Airways / BEA Retro A319 G-EUPJ paid Manchester another visit during the afternoon of 17th October. Photo: Stuart Prince.

Gulfstream 4 N1SN was beautifully captured departing on Runway 23 Left by Stuart Prince on 17th October

Gulfstream 4 N1SN was beautifully captured departing on Runway 23 Left by Stuart Prince on 17th October

Pegasus A320N TC-NCC commencing its departure roll for Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport on 17th October . Photo: Stuart Prince.

Pegasus A320N TC-NCC commencing its departure roll for Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport on 17th October . Photo: Stuart Prince.

United B757-200 N14102 is seen quite aptly departing to New York - Newark from Runway 23 Left on 17th October. Photo: Stuart Prince.

United B757-200 N14102 is seen quite aptly departing to New York - Newark from Runway 23 Left on 17th October. Photo: Stuart Prince.

Our star of the day (17th October) - United B757-200 N14102 was nicely captured by Enda Burke lining up for departure on Runway 23 Left

Our star of the day (17th October) - United B757-200 N14102 was nicely captured by Enda Burke lining up for departure on Runway 23 Left

United Airlines made a surprise visit to Manchester with their “New York” livery B757-200 N14102 on Thursday 17th October. Many thanks to Jack Crompton who was quick off the starting blocks to capture her taxiing out for departure.Photo from the T1 Multi Story Car Park.

United Airlines made a surprise visit to Manchester with their “New York” livery B757-200 N14102 on Thursday 17th October. Many thanks to Jack Crompton who was quick off the starting blocks to capture her taxiing out for departure.Photo from the T1 Multi Story Car Park.

Flightline Metroliner EC-GXJ is seen departing on Runway 23 Left on 15th October 2019. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Flightline Metroliner EC-GXJ is seen departing on Runway 23 Left on 15th October 2019. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Fly Egypt operated B737-800 SU-TMJ into Manchester on 15th October. She is pictured on short final to Runway 23 Right. Photo: B.G.Race.

Fly Egypt operated B737-800 SU-TMJ into Manchester on 15th October. She is pictured on short final to Runway 23 Right. Photo: B.G.Race.

Lighting up the sky! Pegasus A320 TC-NBP on finals to Runway 23 Right 9th October 2019. Photo:Paul Rowland.

Lighting up the sky! Pegasus A320 TC-NBP on finals to Runway 23 Right 9th October 2019. Photo:Paul Rowland.

A superb photo from Mike Grundy of Emirates A380 A6-EOT (Expo 2020 Blue) departing Manchester on 8th October.

A superb photo from Mike Grundy of Emirates A380 A6-EOT (Expo 2020 Blue) departing Manchester on 8th October.

Many thanks to Mike Grundy for sharing this action shot of a KLM E190 departing on Runway 23 Left - 8th October 2019.

Many thanks to Mike Grundy for sharing this action shot of a KLM E190 departing on Runway 23 Left - 8th October 2019.

Lights on! Vista Jet Global 6000 9H-VJE prepares for departure on 7th October. Photo: Paul Tomlin

Lights on! Vista Jet Global 6000 9H-VJE prepares for departure on 7th October. Photo: Paul Tomlin

Thanks for saying hello! Hi Fly A380 9H-MIP was very nicely captured taxiing out for departure (back to base) on Monday 7th October. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Thanks for saying hello! Hi Fly A380 9H-MIP was very nicely captured taxiing out for departure (back to base) on Monday 7th October. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

A stunning shot from Darren Moston of Hi -Fly A330-200 CS-TQW in it’s “Turn the tide on plastic” livery. Manchester - Saturday 5th October 2019.

A stunning shot from Darren Moston of Hi -Fly A330-200 CS-TQW in it’s “Turn the tide on plastic” livery. Manchester - Saturday 5th October 2019.

Paul Rowland was in the right place at the right time to capture Loganair E145 G-SAJG in great light and dramatic cloud on Friday 4th October.

Paul Rowland was in the right place at the right time to capture Loganair E145 G-SAJG in great light and dramatic cloud on Friday 4th October.

Virgin Atlantics “The Falcon” G-VLIP is seen rotating from 23 Left on 2nd October. Photo: Jack Crompton.

Virgin Atlantics “The Falcon” G-VLIP is seen rotating from 23 Left on 2nd October. Photo: Jack Crompton.

A great “action” shot from Jack Crompton who captured Malaysian A380 9M-MNF departing on Runway 23 Left - 2nd October 2019

A great “action” shot from Jack Crompton who captured Malaysian A380 9M-MNF departing on Runway 23 Left - 2nd October 2019

Capturing the moment…Hi Fly A30 9H-MIP touches down on Runway 23 Right - 2nd October 2019. Photo:Paul Rowland.

Capturing the moment…Hi Fly A30 9H-MIP touches down on Runway 23 Right - 2nd October 2019. Photo:Paul Rowland.

Virgin B747-400 G-VLIP wearing the Star Wars “Falcon” Livery at Manchester 2nd October. With thanks to Stuart Prince.

Virgin B747-400 G-VLIP wearing the Star Wars “Falcon” Livery at Manchester 2nd October. With thanks to Stuart Prince.

….and rotate! Hawker 750 G-STWB becoming airborne from 23 Left on 2nd October. Photo: Paul Bailey.

….and rotate! Hawker 750 G-STWB becoming airborne from 23 Left on 2nd October. Photo: Paul Bailey.

HA- 420 Honda Jet N542MP departs 23 Left on 2nd October. Photo: Paul Bailey

HA- 420 Honda Jet N542MP departs 23 Left on 2nd October. Photo: Paul Bailey

Paul Rowland photographed this late afternoon arrival of Maleth Aero A340-600 9H=PGS on 2nd October.

Paul Rowland photographed this late afternoon arrival of Maleth Aero A340-600 9H=PGS on 2nd October.

Sunwing B737-800 C-GFEH departing MAN on 2nd October. Photo: Paul Bailey

Sunwing B737-800 C-GFEH departing MAN on 2nd October. Photo: Paul Bailey

Steve Ashworth very nicely captured Hi Fly A380 9H-MIP on short final to Runway 23 Right on 2nd October.

Steve Ashworth very nicely captured Hi Fly A380 9H-MIP on short final to Runway 23 Right on 2nd October.

Omni Air International B767-300 N378AX gathers momentum on Runway 23 Left.Photo: Paul Bailey 2nd October 2019.

Omni Air International B767-300 N378AX gathers momentum on Runway 23 Left.Photo: Paul Bailey 2nd October 2019.

Sunwing B737-800 C-GFEH vacating Runway 23 Right on 2nd October 2019. Photo: Geoff Ball.

Sunwing B737-800 C-GFEH vacating Runway 23 Right on 2nd October 2019. Photo: Geoff Ball.

PHOTOS FROM SEPTEMBER 2019

Miami Air B737-800 N758MA departing Manchester on 30th September 2019.Photo:Stuart Prince.

Miami Air B737-800 N758MA departing Manchester on 30th September 2019.Photo:Stuart Prince.

WAMOS B747-400 EC-KXN linesup for departure on Runway 23 Left.30th September 2019.Photo: Stuart Prince.

WAMOS B747-400 EC-KXN linesup for departure on Runway 23 Left.30th September 2019.Photo: Stuart Prince.

Emirates A380 A6-EEY wearing the “Orange” Expo 2020 scheme.Manchester 28th September 2019. Photo:Ross Fearn

Emirates A380 A6-EEY wearing the “Orange” Expo 2020 scheme.Manchester 28th September 2019. Photo:Ross Fearn

A beautiful Manchester “wet runway” with RAM B737-700 CN-RNR putting on the brakes -27th September 2019.Photo: Paul Bailey.

A beautiful Manchester “wet runway” with RAM B737-700 CN-RNR putting on the brakes -27th September 2019.Photo: Paul Bailey.

Euro Atlantic B767-300 CS-TSV landing at MAN 27th September 2019. Photo: Paul Bailey.

Euro Atlantic B767-300 CS-TSV landing at MAN 27th September 2019. Photo: Paul Bailey.

Net Jets Europe Falcon 8X CS-DSF looking proud in the dominant Manchester Sky on 27th September. Photo; Paul Bailey.

Net Jets Europe Falcon 8X CS-DSF looking proud in the dominant Manchester Sky on 27th September. Photo; Paul Bailey.

Mike Oldham was in the right place at the right time to capture Onur Air A330-200 TC-OCE braking on a very wet 23 Right on 27th September .

Mike Oldham was in the right place at the right time to capture Onur Air A330-200 TC-OCE braking on a very wet 23 Right on 27th September .

A great shot from Steve Grimshaw of Euro Atlantic B767-300 CS-TSV about to touch on 23 Right. 26th September 2019

A great shot from Steve Grimshaw of Euro Atlantic B767-300 CS-TSV about to touch on 23 Right. 26th September 2019

Onur Air A321 TC-OED at Manchester 26th September 2019. With thanks to Darren Moston

Onur Air A321 TC-OED at Manchester 26th September 2019. With thanks to Darren Moston

Plus Ultra 340-300 EC-MQM landing on Runway 23 Right on 26th September 2019. Photo: Steve Grimshaw.

Plus Ultra 340-300 EC-MQM landing on Runway 23 Right on 26th September 2019. Photo: Steve Grimshaw.

Euro Atlantic B767-300 CS-TKT landing on 23 Right 26th September 2019. Photo: Steve Grimshaw

Euro Atlantic B767-300 CS-TKT landing on 23 Right 26th September 2019. Photo: Steve Grimshaw

Malaysian A380 9H-MNF touching down on Runway 23 Right operating a Thomas Cook / CAA repatriation flight on 25th September. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Malaysian A380 9H-MNF touching down on Runway 23 Right operating a Thomas Cook / CAA repatriation flight on 25th September. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Embraer Phenom 300 D-CHGS departing on Runway 23 Left. 25th September 2019. Photo: Paul Bailey

Embraer Phenom 300 D-CHGS departing on Runway 23 Left. 25th September 2019. Photo: Paul Bailey

Citation 680 OE-GLR departing on 23 Left on 25th September.Photo: Paul Bailey

Citation 680 OE-GLR departing on 23 Left on 25th September.Photo: Paul Bailey

Euro Atlantic B767-300 CS-TSV landing on a very wet Runway 23 Right on 24th September. Photo: Gerard Honeyman.

Euro Atlantic B767-300 CS-TSV landing on a very wet Runway 23 Right on 24th September. Photo: Gerard Honeyman.

Malaysian Airlines A380 9H-MNF on approach to Runway 23 Right 25th September 2019. Photo: Andy Santini.

Malaysian Airlines A380 9H-MNF on approach to Runway 23 Right 25th September 2019. Photo: Andy Santini.

Freebird A320 TC-FBH arriving from Dalaman on Saturday 21st September 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Freebird A320 TC-FBH arriving from Dalaman on Saturday 21st September 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Alba Star B737-800 EC-MTV about to touch down on Runway 05 Right. Saturday 21st September 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Alba Star B737-800 EC-MTV about to touch down on Runway 05 Right. Saturday 21st September 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

BBJ N324CH descends into MAN with the evening sun on 19th September. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

BBJ N324CH descends into MAN with the evening sun on 19th September. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Air France / Joon A320 F-GKXV is seen on final approach to Manchester on 19th September. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Air France / Joon A320 F-GKXV is seen on final approach to Manchester on 19th September. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

ASL Airlines France operated B737-700 F-GZTQ into Manchester on Thursday 19th September. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

ASL Airlines France operated B737-700 F-GZTQ into Manchester on Thursday 19th September. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Many thanks to Tom Gowland who captured Etihad B787-9 A6-BLI sporting their “Choose Saudi Arabia” livery on 18th September.

Many thanks to Tom Gowland who captured Etihad B787-9 A6-BLI sporting their “Choose Saudi Arabia” livery on 18th September.

Many thanks to Steve Seal for sharing Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHG departing from Runway 23 Left on 17th September

Many thanks to Steve Seal for sharing Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHG departing from Runway 23 Left on 17th September

Those Members who went to the TAS social evening at the RVP on Monday 16th Sept had a little bonus in the shape of Uzbek A320 UK32018. Photo: With thanks to Ross Fearn.

Those Members who went to the TAS social evening at the RVP on Monday 16th Sept had a little bonus in the shape of Uzbek A320 UK32018. Photo: With thanks to Ross Fearn.

Adios Manchester…Gowair A320 EC-MQH prepares to depart Runway 23 Left. 14th September 2019. Photo:Paul Tomlin.

Adios Manchester…Gowair A320 EC-MQH prepares to depart Runway 23 Left. 14th September 2019. Photo:Paul Tomlin.

Embraer Phenom 100 D-IAAD lining up on 23 Left 14th September 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Embraer Phenom 100 D-IAAD lining up on 23 Left 14th September 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Embraer 135BJ Legacy I-CRFX at Manchester on Saturday 14th September . Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Embraer 135BJ Legacy I-CRFX at Manchester on Saturday 14th September . Photo: Paul Tomlin.

An absolutely stunning image submitted by Geoff Ball which really does tell the story! BBMF Dakota ZA947 had developed a problem with it’s Port engine on the afternoon of Saturday 14th September. As a consequence smoke from the engine started to enter the cockpit requiring the engine to be shut down. An emergency was declared and the aircraft opted to divert into Manchester. Runway 23 Left being used for the landing. The rear door is seen in the open position (presumably to help clear the smoke?) as she makes her final approach over Heald Green. She landed safely without further problem.

An absolutely stunning image submitted by Geoff Ball which really does tell the story! BBMF Dakota ZA947 had developed a problem with it’s Port engine on the afternoon of Saturday 14th September. As a consequence smoke from the engine started to enter the cockpit requiring the engine to be shut down. An emergency was declared and the aircraft opted to divert into Manchester. Runway 23 Left being used for the landing. The rear door is seen in the open position (presumably to help clear the smoke?) as she makes her final approach over Heald Green. She landed safely without further problem.

Citation 525 CJ2 D-IBJJ departing 23 Left on 14th September 2019. I have a feeling that a certain sign is about to become the curse of photographers? Photo: Paul Tomlin

Citation 525 CJ2 D-IBJJ departing 23 Left on 14th September 2019. I have a feeling that a certain sign is about to become the curse of photographers? Photo: Paul Tomlin

TUI sub chartered Gowair A320 EC-MQH on 14th September 2019. Photo: Jonathan Ingham

TUI sub chartered Gowair A320 EC-MQH on 14th September 2019. Photo: Jonathan Ingham

Thomas Cook A330-200 OY-VKF departs Mancheter’s Runway 23 Left on Saturday 14th September proudly wearing an LGBT “Pride” heart on the fuselage . Photo: Jonathan Ingham.

Thomas Cook A330-200 OY-VKF departs Mancheter’s Runway 23 Left on Saturday 14th September proudly wearing an LGBT “Pride” heart on the fuselage . Photo: Jonathan Ingham.

Steve Seal ventured out to the “APH” (Airport Pub) to try his hand at obtaining a few “Golden Hour” approach shots on Saturday evening 14th September. Citation 525 CJ2 D-IEKU is seen on very short final to Runway 23 Right.

Steve Seal ventured out to the “APH” (Airport Pub) to try his hand at obtaining a few “Golden Hour” approach shots on Saturday evening 14th September. Citation 525 CJ2 D-IEKU is seen on very short final to Runway 23 Right.

Aurigny ATR 42 G-HUET providing the perfect subject matter for a Golden Hour shot for Steve Seal on 14th September 2019

Aurigny ATR 42 G-HUET providing the perfect subject matter for a Golden Hour shot for Steve Seal on 14th September 2019

The last rays of sun captured a powerful looking Oman Air B787-8 on short final -14th September 2019. Photo: Steve Seal.

The last rays of sun captured a powerful looking Oman Air B787-8 on short final -14th September 2019. Photo: Steve Seal.

Falcon 7X N24TH was nicely captured in the evening sun by Paul Bailey at the RVP on 12th September.

Falcon 7X N24TH was nicely captured in the evening sun by Paul Bailey at the RVP on 12th September.

Citation 525 CJ2 D-IMHA is seen taxiing past the Runway Visitor Park on 11th September. Photo:Paul Bailey.

Citation 525 CJ2 D-IMHA is seen taxiing past the Runway Visitor Park on 11th September. Photo:Paul Bailey.

Citation 525 CJ4 D-COLO is seen vacating Runway 23 Right on 11th September 2019.Photo:Paul Bailey.

Citation 525 CJ4 D-COLO is seen vacating Runway 23 Right on 11th September 2019.Photo:Paul Bailey.

A super image from Lewis Rowland of the Emirates A380 A6-EOS in the Blue Expo 2020 Livery departing Manchester today (8th September) on the EK022 to Dubai.

A super image from Lewis Rowland of the Emirates A380 A6-EOS in the Blue Expo 2020 Livery departing Manchester today (8th September) on the EK022 to Dubai.

I think most people were surprised to see an Agile Azur A320 operating for Air Portugal today - 8th September . The airline officially ceased operating on 6th September. However, F-HBIS certainly did and can be seen en route to Lisbon in the photo above. Perhaps the airlines administrators have arranged for the lease to continue under a separate agreement? Photo: Steve Seal.

I think most people were surprised to see an Agile Azur A320 operating for Air Portugal today - 8th September . The airline officially ceased operating on 6th September. However, F-HBIS certainly did and can be seen en route to Lisbon in the photo above. Perhaps the airlines administrators have arranged for the lease to continue under a separate agreement? Photo: Steve Seal.

Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHE from the Netjets stables rotates from Runway 23 Left on Sunday 8th September. Photo from Steve Seal.

Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHE from the Netjets stables rotates from Runway 23 Left on Sunday 8th September. Photo from Steve Seal.

Challenger 850 9H-JAD gets ready to roll on Runway 23 Left on Sunday 8th September. Photo: Steve Seal

Challenger 850 9H-JAD gets ready to roll on Runway 23 Left on Sunday 8th September. Photo: Steve Seal

Privilege B767-300 EC-LZO rises to the sky from Runway 05 Left on Saturday 7th September: Photo:Ian Jarman.

Privilege B767-300 EC-LZO rises to the sky from Runway 05 Left on Saturday 7th September: Photo:Ian Jarman.

Looking highly polished the aptly registered Hawker 900XP OK-HWK prepares to depart on Runway 23 Left . Photo: Ian Jarman, 7th September 2019.

Looking highly polished the aptly registered Hawker 900XP OK-HWK prepares to depart on Runway 23 Left . Photo: Ian Jarman, 7th September 2019.

Honda Jet HA420 N524MP is preparing to depart on Runway 23 Left on Saturday 7th September. Photo. Ian Jarman.

Honda Jet HA420 N524MP is preparing to depart on Runway 23 Left on Saturday 7th September. Photo. Ian Jarman.

Citation 525A CJ2 D-ISLT lines up for departure from Runway 23 Left on 7th September.Photo:Ian Jarman

Citation 525A CJ2 D-ISLT lines up for departure from Runway 23 Left on 7th September.Photo:Ian Jarman

A highly symbolic image from Paul Bailey as the last Singapore Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT “038” departs Manchester on Friday 6th September which is also believed to be the very last movement for the Air Livery paint shop at Manchester.

A highly symbolic image from Paul Bailey as the last Singapore Air Force Airbus A330 MRTT “038” departs Manchester on Friday 6th September which is also believed to be the very last movement for the Air Livery paint shop at Manchester.

Thank you to Steve Seal for sharing this superb image of Citation 560XL G-IPAX departing on Runway 23 Left on Thursday 5th September.

Thank you to Steve Seal for sharing this superb image of Citation 560XL G-IPAX departing on Runway 23 Left on Thursday 5th September.

Falcon 7X M-GMKM is seen departing on Runway 23 Left on 5th September.Photo.Steve Seal.

Falcon 7X M-GMKM is seen departing on Runway 23 Left on 5th September.Photo.Steve Seal.

An excellent shot from Steve Seal of Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHI departing on Runway 23 Left.Thursday 5th September 2019.

An excellent shot from Steve Seal of Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHI departing on Runway 23 Left.Thursday 5th September 2019.

Citation 680XL D-CEIS at MAN 5th September 2019 . Photo Steve Seal.

Citation 680XL D-CEIS at MAN 5th September 2019 . Photo Steve Seal.

A superb shot of Gulfstream 650 VP-BCT as she becomes airborne from Runway 23 Left on 2nd September. Photo: Paul Bailey.

A superb shot of Gulfstream 650 VP-BCT as she becomes airborne from Runway 23 Left on 2nd September. Photo: Paul Bailey.

Pegasus A320N TC-NBY is nicely captured commencing her trip to Istanbul on 2nd September: Photo: Mike Grundy

Pegasus A320N TC-NBY is nicely captured commencing her trip to Istanbul on 2nd September: Photo: Mike Grundy

Pegasus A320N TC-NBY is seen lining up for departure to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen on 2nd September.Photo: Paul Tomlin

Pegasus A320N TC-NBY is seen lining up for departure to Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen on 2nd September.Photo: Paul Tomlin

Citation 560 XLS D-CANG was photographed rotating from Runway 23 Left on 2nd September by Paul Bailey.

Citation 560 XLS D-CANG was photographed rotating from Runway 23 Left on 2nd September by Paul Bailey.

Etihad B787-10 A6-BMF was photographed rotating from Runway 23 Left on 2nd September by Mike Grundy.

Etihad B787-10 A6-BMF was photographed rotating from Runway 23 Left on 2nd September by Mike Grundy.

Citation 525 CJ3 CS-DOL is seen lining up for departure on 23 Left. 2nd September 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin

Citation 525 CJ3 CS-DOL is seen lining up for departure on 23 Left. 2nd September 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin

Air Iceland Connect Dash 8 TF-FXA was nicely captured gaining momentum for departure on 23 Left by Paul Bailey on 2nd September 2019.

Air Iceland Connect Dash 8 TF-FXA was nicely captured gaining momentum for departure on 23 Left by Paul Bailey on 2nd September 2019.

Citation 510 Mustang F-HAHA lines up for departure on Runway 23 Left on Monday 2nd September 2019. Photo:Paul Tomlin.

Citation 510 Mustang F-HAHA lines up for departure on Runway 23 Left on Monday 2nd September 2019. Photo:Paul Tomlin.

Many thanks to Ross Fearn for sharing this dramatic shot of Gama Aviation Gulfstream 650 VP-BCT vacating Runway 23 Right on Sunday 1st September 2019.

Many thanks to Ross Fearn for sharing this dramatic shot of Gama Aviation Gulfstream 650 VP-BCT vacating Runway 23 Right on Sunday 1st September 2019.

Lufthansa operated their Retro Livery A321 D-AIDV into Manchester from Frankfurt on 1st September. Photo; Darren Moston.

Lufthansa operated their Retro Livery A321 D-AIDV into Manchester from Frankfurt on 1st September. Photo; Darren Moston.

Citation 525 CJ3 CS-DOL is seen taxiing past the RVP on Sunday 1st September.Photo: Ross Fearn.

Citation 525 CJ3 CS-DOL is seen taxiing past the RVP on Sunday 1st September.Photo: Ross Fearn.

ELAL B737-800 4X-EKO was photographed from the RVP on Sunday 1st September. Photo: Ross Fearn

ELAL B737-800 4X-EKO was photographed from the RVP on Sunday 1st September. Photo: Ross Fearn

Photos from August 2019

A little drama at Manchester this morning (27th August) when the EK021 A6-EVA declared a problem prior to landing (tyre damage?). The aircraft landed safely on Runway 23 Left which was subsequently closed for a while prior to the aircraft being towed to a remote stand. The lunch time A380 EK017 landed without problem and was captured by the keen photographic eye of Paul Tomlin….

A little drama at Manchester this morning (27th August) when the EK021 A6-EVA declared a problem prior to landing (tyre damage?). The aircraft landed safely on Runway 23 Left which was subsequently closed for a while prior to the aircraft being towed to a remote stand. The lunch time A380 EK017 landed without problem and was captured by the keen photographic eye of Paul Tomlin….

WDL Aviaton have continued to operate flights for Flybe throughout August with BAE 146 aircraft. D-AMGL was photographed just prior to departure to Dusseldorf on Tuesday 27th August. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

WDL Aviaton have continued to operate flights for Flybe throughout August with BAE 146 aircraft. D-AMGL was photographed just prior to departure to Dusseldorf on Tuesday 27th August. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Challenger 350 CS-CHI is seen lining up for a 23 Left departure on 27th August. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

Challenger 350 CS-CHI is seen lining up for a 23 Left departure on 27th August. Photo: Paul Tomlin.

An excellent shot from Andy Davies of the Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8 ET-AXF which passed through Manchester on 26th August on its delivery to the airline in Addis Ababa.

An excellent shot from Andy Davies of the Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8 ET-AXF which passed through Manchester on 26th August on its delivery to the airline in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8 ET-AXF was photographed arriving from Keflavik into Manchester’s beautiful blue sky on Monday 26th August. Photo: Gary Cuplin

Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8 ET-AXF was photographed arriving from Keflavik into Manchester’s beautiful blue sky on Monday 26th August. Photo: Gary Cuplin

Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8 ET-AXF gathers momentum on Runway 23 Left for its departure to Rome on 26th August 2019. Photo: Paul Bailey.

Ethiopian Airlines Dash 8 ET-AXF gathers momentum on Runway 23 Left for its departure to Rome on 26th August 2019. Photo: Paul Bailey.

Honda Jet HA420 LX-WJA is seen departing Runway 23 Left on Monday 26th August. Photo: Dave Kirkham

Honda Jet HA420 LX-WJA is seen departing Runway 23 Left on Monday 26th August. Photo: Dave Kirkham

Falcon 2000EX CS-DLF is seen lining up for departure on Runway 23 Left on 26th August 2019. Photo:Paul Tomlin.

Falcon 2000EX CS-DLF is seen lining up for departure on Runway 23 Left on 26th August 2019. Photo:Paul Tomlin.

Honda Jet LX-WJA was a late afternoon arrival on Sunday 25th August - nicely captured by Paul Tomlin on short final to Runway 23 Right.

Honda Jet LX-WJA was a late afternoon arrival on Sunday 25th August - nicely captured by Paul Tomlin on short final to Runway 23 Right.

Danish Air Transport ATR 72 OY-RUR was beautifully captured on short final to Runway 23 Right on 25th August by B.G.Race.

Danish Air Transport ATR 72 OY-RUR was beautifully captured on short final to Runway 23 Right on 25th August by B.G.Race.

The Hawker 4000 is one of less common executive jet types to visit Manchester. However,the rather smart OY-JJJ paid us a visit on Sunday 25th August 2019. Photo: Peter H

The Hawker 4000 is one of less common executive jet types to visit Manchester. However,the rather smart OY-JJJ paid us a visit on Sunday 25th August 2019. Photo: Peter H

Falcon 900EX PH-LAU on short final to Runway 23 Right on Friday 23rd August 2019. Photo: 0003OPS

Falcon 900EX PH-LAU on short final to Runway 23 Right on Friday 23rd August 2019. Photo: 0003OPS

A very interesting “action shot” from Wayne Bennett of Emirates A380 (A6-EDJ) braking after landing on a wet Runway 23 Right - Saturday 10th August 2019.

A very interesting “action shot” from Wayne Bennett of Emirates A380 (A6-EDJ) braking after landing on a wet Runway 23 Right - Saturday 10th August 2019.

EC-MFB “Plus Ultra” A340-300 is seen taxiing out for a Runway 23 Left departure to Cancun on Tuesday 6th August 2019. Plus Ultra were operating the flight on the behalf of Thomas Cook. Photo: With thanks to James Fairbrother.

EC-MFB “Plus Ultra” A340-300 is seen taxiing out for a Runway 23 Left departure to Cancun on Tuesday 6th August 2019. Plus Ultra were operating the flight on the behalf of Thomas Cook. Photo: With thanks to James Fairbrother.

Citation 525 CJ1 SP-AST becoming airborne on Runway 23 Left - 6th August 2019.Photo: Paul Bailey.

Citation 525 CJ1 SP-AST becoming airborne on Runway 23 Left - 6th August 2019.Photo: Paul Bailey.

Belavia B737-500 EW-294PA rotating from runway 23 Left on 3rd August 2019. Photo:Ross Fearn

Belavia B737-500 EW-294PA rotating from runway 23 Left on 3rd August 2019. Photo:Ross Fearn

Condor / Thomas Cook A321 D-AIAG departing Runway 23 Left on 3rd August 2019. Photo: Ross Fearn

Condor / Thomas Cook A321 D-AIAG departing Runway 23 Left on 3rd August 2019. Photo: Ross Fearn

Icelandair’s B757-200 TF-FIU in the Aurora Borealis livery paid Manchester a visit on Friday 2nd August. She was perfectly lit on short final contrasting beautifully with the angry mid day sky and rich Summer greenery. Photo: Peter Hampson.

Icelandair’s B757-200 TF-FIU in the Aurora Borealis livery paid Manchester a visit on Friday 2nd August. She was perfectly lit on short final contrasting beautifully with the angry mid day sky and rich Summer greenery. Photo: Peter Hampson.