This Month’s Photos

Photos from February 2019

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday 26th January saw Iberia operating the SN2173 from Brussels with CRJ1000 EC-MRI. Thank you to Paul Rowland for sharing his departure shot with us.

Saturday 26th January saw Iberia operating the SN2173 from Brussels with CRJ1000 EC-MRI. Thank you to Paul Rowland for sharing his departure shot with us.

Saturday 26th January also saw Turkish operate their “Lego Livery” A321 TC-JSU on the morning TK1993 Istanbul service. Nicely captured on departure here by Paul Rowland.

Saturday 26th January also saw Turkish operate their “Lego Livery” A321 TC-JSU on the morning TK1993 Istanbul service. Nicely captured on departure here by Paul Rowland.

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.

AN12 UR-CSI departs Manchester in typical style on Friday 25th January 2019. “Smoke on - GO!” Paul Rowland.

AN12 UR-CSI departs Manchester in typical style on Friday 25th January 2019. “Smoke on - GO!” Paul Rowland.

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.

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.

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

Hainan A330-300 B-1048 was nicely captured on departure from MAN on 17th January by Paul Rowland.

Hainan A330-300 B-1048 was nicely captured on departure from MAN on 17th January by Paul Rowland.

Tuesday 15th January saw the first visit of Sund air (Germany) Airbus A320 D-ASEE. With thanks to James Fairbrother

Tuesday 15th January saw the first visit of Sund air (Germany) Airbus A320 D-ASEE. With thanks to James Fairbrother

Gulfstream 550 N800JH visited on 15th January 2019

Gulfstream 550 N800JH visited on 15th January 2019