This Month’s Photos

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Photos from August 2019

Flightline Metroliner EC-GJM taxiing in on 21st August.  Photo: Greg Mape

Flightline Metroliner EC-GJM taxiing in on 21st August. Photo: Greg Mape

KLM ERJ190 PH-EZX in Skyteam livery just starting its roll on Runway 23L on 20th August 2019. Photo: Steve Seal

KLM ERJ190 PH-EZX in Skyteam livery just starting its roll on Runway 23L on 20th August 2019. Photo: Steve Seal

Arrival of Singapore Air Force A330-200 MRTT038 on 19th August 2019.Photo: with thanks to B.G. Race.

Arrival of Singapore Air Force A330-200 MRTT038 on 19th August 2019.Photo: with thanks to B.G. Race.

Cessna Citation 680 OK-EMA on final approach to Manchester 19th August. Photo: B.G.Race.

Cessna Citation 680 OK-EMA on final approach to Manchester 19th August. Photo: B.G.Race.

Cessna Citation 525 CJ3 CS-DVJ captured on approach to Manchester 19th August 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin

Cessna Citation 525 CJ3 CS-DVJ captured on approach to Manchester 19th August 2019. Photo: Paul Tomlin

Many thanks to Lawrence Brindley for sharing this shot of the MRTT A330-200 “038” taxiing past the Runway Visitor Park on Monday 19th August. The aircraft was en route to the Air Livery paint shop from where it is expected to emerge from in the colours of the Singapore Air Force.

Many thanks to Lawrence Brindley for sharing this shot of the MRTT A330-200 “038” taxiing past the Runway Visitor Park on Monday 19th August. The aircraft was en route to the Air Livery paint shop from where it is expected to emerge from in the colours of the Singapore Air Force.

Pegasus B737-800 TC-CCK was photographed from the RVP on Sunday 18th August by Iain Horne.

Pegasus B737-800 TC-CCK was photographed from the RVP on Sunday 18th August by Iain Horne.

Falcon 900 LX-SAB was one of several aircraft arriving for the Man City v Spurs game on 17th August 2019.

Falcon 900 LX-SAB was one of several aircraft arriving for the Man City v Spurs game on 17th August 2019.

Royal Jet BBJ A6-RJU is seen making a late afternoon arrival to runway 23 Right on Saturday 17th August.

Royal Jet BBJ A6-RJU is seen making a late afternoon arrival to runway 23 Right on Saturday 17th August.

Many thanks to Steve Seal for sharing his image of Hainan Airlines A330-300 B-5971 operating the HU7904 to Beijing on Tuesday 13th August.

Many thanks to Steve Seal for sharing his image of Hainan Airlines A330-300 B-5971 operating the HU7904 to Beijing on Tuesday 13th August.

Paul Tomlin photographed Sun-Air Dornier 328 jet OY-JJH on final to 23 Right on Monday 12th August.

Paul Tomlin photographed Sun-Air Dornier 328 jet OY-JJH on final to 23 Right on Monday 12th August.

Royal Air Maroc B737-800 CN-ROU was captured on final approach to Runway 23 Right on Monday 12th August by Paul Tomlin.

Royal Air Maroc B737-800 CN-ROU was captured on final approach to Runway 23 Right on Monday 12th August by Paul Tomlin.

Gabriel Gadikor took this shot from the Runway Visitor Park (just prior to the TAS Social Evening) on Monday 12th August of Hi Fly A340-300 CS-TQY entering Runway 23 Left for departure.

Gabriel Gadikor took this shot from the Runway Visitor Park (just prior to the TAS Social Evening) on Monday 12th August of Hi Fly A340-300 CS-TQY entering Runway 23 Left for departure.

Not quite Manchester this one…Andy Santini resides in Handforth. As he says “it’s not everyday you look out of your window and see a Lancaster Bomber!” …BBMF Lancaster “PA474” positioning for a Flypast of the Avro Heritage Museum’s Avro Air Fair at Woodford on Sunday 11th August.

Not quite Manchester this one…Andy Santini resides in Handforth. As he says “it’s not everyday you look out of your window and see a Lancaster Bomber!” …BBMF Lancaster “PA474” positioning for a Flypast of the Avro Heritage Museum’s Avro Air Fair at Woodford on Sunday 11th August.

Plus Ultra A340-300 EC-MFB rotating on a wet runway 23 Left Saturday 10th August 2019. Photo: Wayne Bennett.

Plus Ultra A340-300 EC-MFB rotating on a wet runway 23 Left Saturday 10th August 2019. Photo: Wayne Bennett.

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.

Many thanks to B.G.Race for this classic A340 departure shot - complete with smoke trails! Plus Ultra’s EC-MFB departing from 23 Left Saturday 10th August 2019.

Many thanks to B.G.Race for this classic A340 departure shot - complete with smoke trails! Plus Ultra’s EC-MFB departing from 23 Left Saturday 10th August 2019.

A great shot from Darren Moston of the Plus Ultra A340-300 EC-MFB taking to the Manchester skies on 8th August 2019.

A great shot from Darren Moston of the Plus Ultra A340-300 EC-MFB taking to the Manchester skies on 8th August 2019.

WDL Aviation BAe 146 D-AMGL departing Manchester for Dusseldorf on Thursday 8th August. Photo: Ross Fearn

WDL Aviation BAe 146 D-AMGL departing Manchester for Dusseldorf on Thursday 8th August. Photo: Ross Fearn

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.

ELAL B737-800 4X-EKP departing on Runway 23 Left .Tuesday 6th August 2019. Photo:Paul Bailey.

ELAL B737-800 4X-EKP departing on Runway 23 Left .Tuesday 6th August 2019. Photo:Paul Bailey.

The distinctive shape of a Gulfstream 150 - N222LR arriving from Turin on Monday 5th August.Photo: Peter H

The distinctive shape of a Gulfstream 150 - N222LR arriving from Turin on Monday 5th August.Photo: Peter H

Pegasus Boeing 737-800 TC-CRE commencing its departure roll on Runway 23 Left. 3rd August 2019. Photo: Ross Fearn.

Pegasus Boeing 737-800 TC-CRE commencing its departure roll on Runway 23 Left. 3rd August 2019. Photo: Ross Fearn.

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

Belavia operated B737-500 EW-294PA on their weekly scheduled flight from / to Minsk on Saturday 3rd August. Photo: 0003OPS.

Belavia operated B737-500 EW-294PA on their weekly scheduled flight from / to Minsk on Saturday 3rd August. Photo: 0003OPS.

Saturday morning has to be CRJ time at MAN. The last of almost 3 in a row to arrive on Saturday 3rd August was ES-ACM operating the SK539 from Copenhagen. Photo: 0003OPS.

Saturday morning has to be CRJ time at MAN. The last of almost 3 in a row to arrive on Saturday 3rd August was ES-ACM operating the SK539 from Copenhagen. Photo: 0003OPS.

City Jet operated the SN2173 from Brussels with CRJ 900 EI-GEC on Saturday 3rd August. Photo. 0003OPS.

City Jet operated the SN2173 from Brussels with CRJ 900 EI-GEC on Saturday 3rd August. Photo. 0003OPS.

Nordica CRJ900LR ES-ACG has become a regular Saturday morning visitor to Manchester operating the SK2547 from / to Stockholm. She is seen here on short finals to Runway 23 right on 3rd August. Photo: 0003OPS.

Nordica CRJ900LR ES-ACG has become a regular Saturday morning visitor to Manchester operating the SK2547 from / to Stockholm. She is seen here on short finals to Runway 23 right on 3rd August. Photo: 0003OPS.

Airbus A330-200 MRTT “EC340” departing Manchester on 2nd August 2019. Photo: Andy Santini.

Airbus A330-200 MRTT “EC340” departing Manchester on 2nd August 2019. Photo: Andy Santini.

Privilege B767-300 EC-LZO making “positive” contact with Runway 05 Right on Friday 2nd August. Photo: Paul Bailey.

Privilege B767-300 EC-LZO making “positive” contact with Runway 05 Right on Friday 2nd August. Photo: Paul Bailey.

2 Excel Aviation’s B737-300 G-TGPG was photographed touching down on 05 Right by Paul Bailey on 2nd August.

2 Excel Aviation’s B737-300 G-TGPG was photographed touching down on 05 Right by Paul Bailey on 2nd August.

Icelandair’s B757-200 TF-FIU in the Aurora Borealis livery paid Manchester a visit on Friday 2nd August. She was lit beautifully on short final. Photo: Peter Hampson.

Icelandair’s B757-200 TF-FIU in the Aurora Borealis livery paid Manchester a visit on Friday 2nd August. She was lit beautifully on short final. Photo: Peter Hampson.

WDL Aviation BAe 146-200 D-AMGL is currently operating services for Flybe. Nicely captured above by Andy Davies on Thursday 1st August.

WDL Aviation BAe 146-200 D-AMGL is currently operating services for Flybe. Nicely captured above by Andy Davies on Thursday 1st August.

PHOTOS FROM JULY 2019

2 Exel Aviation’s Boeing 737-300 G-SWRD (VIP Configuration) was nicely captured by Paul Bailey on 29th July 2019.

2 Exel Aviation’s Boeing 737-300 G-SWRD (VIP Configuration) was nicely captured by Paul Bailey on 29th July 2019.

Agusta 109SP G-IWPI paid us a visit on Monday 29th July. Rumour has it that it was delivering the guest speaker (Dave Kirkham) for the TAS Social evening? Photo: Paul Bailey.

Agusta 109SP G-IWPI paid us a visit on Monday 29th July. Rumour has it that it was delivering the guest speaker (Dave Kirkham) for the TAS Social evening? Photo: Paul Bailey.

Turkish A330-300 TC-LNC (300th aircraft) lining up for departure on Runway 23 Left 29th July 2019. Photo: Paul Bailey

Turkish A330-300 TC-LNC (300th aircraft) lining up for departure on Runway 23 Left 29th July 2019. Photo: Paul Bailey

Atlas B747-400 N263SG brought the Man United Squad and club staff back from their pre season tour of Australia and the Far East on Friday 26th July.Photo: With thanks to Mark Bateman.

Atlas B747-400 N263SG brought the Man United Squad and club staff back from their pre season tour of Australia and the Far East on Friday 26th July.Photo: With thanks to Mark Bateman.

Capital Air Ambulance Lear 45 G-XJET departing on Runway 23 Left. 25th July 2109. Photo: Ross Fearn.

Capital Air Ambulance Lear 45 G-XJET departing on Runway 23 Left. 25th July 2109. Photo: Ross Fearn.

A great shot of ELAL B737-800 4X-EKH just becoming airborne from Runway 23 Left on 25th July. Photo: Paul Rowland.

A great shot of ELAL B737-800 4X-EKH just becoming airborne from Runway 23 Left on 25th July. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Time to aviate for Virgin Atlantics “Ruby Tuesday” G-VXLG Runway 23 Left 25th July 2019. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Time to aviate for Virgin Atlantics “Ruby Tuesday” G-VXLG Runway 23 Left 25th July 2019. Photo: Paul Rowland.

Lear Jet 45 CS-TFO was nicely captured by Paul Rowland on departure from Runway 23 Left on Thursday 25th July.

Lear Jet 45 CS-TFO was nicely captured by Paul Rowland on departure from Runway 23 Left on Thursday 25th July.

Embraer 135 Legacy I-CRFX was very nicely captured by Ross Fearn departing 23 Left on 25th July.

Embraer 135 Legacy I-CRFX was very nicely captured by Ross Fearn departing 23 Left on 25th July.

HOP E190 F-HBLK operated the Air France 1168 on Tuesday 23rd July. She is seen here descending into Manchester for a landing on Runway 23 Right. Photo:Peter H

HOP E190 F-HBLK operated the Air France 1168 on Tuesday 23rd July. She is seen here descending into Manchester for a landing on Runway 23 Right. Photo:Peter H

Putting in a rare appearance at Manchester on Sunday 21st July was Etihad B787-9 A6-BLV which wears the Formula 1 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Livery. The aircraft was very nicely captured from the RVP by Steven Hirst.

Putting in a rare appearance at Manchester on Sunday 21st July was Etihad B787-9 A6-BLV which wears the Formula 1 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Livery. The aircraft was very nicely captured from the RVP by Steven Hirst.

A relatively rare visitor to Manchester is Emirates A380 A6-EER in the “United for Wildlife” livery. With thanks to Paul Rowland for capturing the moment on Thursday 18th July.

A relatively rare visitor to Manchester is Emirates A380 A6-EER in the “United for Wildlife” livery. With thanks to Paul Rowland for capturing the moment on Thursday 18th July.

“Welcome to Manchester” - Atlas Air B747-400 N322SG touches down on Runway 23 Right. Monday 15th July. Photo: Andrew Davies.

“Welcome to Manchester” - Atlas Air B747-400 N322SG touches down on Runway 23 Right. Monday 15th July. Photo: Andrew Davies.

A319 D-AILF wearing Lufthansa’s Star Alliance livery was nicely captured departing 23 Left on 15th July by Ross Fearn.

A319 D-AILF wearing Lufthansa’s Star Alliance livery was nicely captured departing 23 Left on 15th July by Ross Fearn.

Pegasus A320N TC-NBD is seen on short final to Runway 23 Right on 15th July 2019. Photo: Ross Fearn.

Pegasus A320N TC-NBD is seen on short final to Runway 23 Right on 15th July 2019. Photo: Ross Fearn.

Global Express T7-SSB was one of a number of executive jets which visited Manchester in connection with the ICC Cricket World cup Semi Final match at Old Trafford. The aircraft is seen here about to depart on Runway 23 Left on pretty miserable 12th July. Photo: With thanks to John Wood.

Global Express T7-SSB was one of a number of executive jets which visited Manchester in connection with the ICC Cricket World cup Semi Final match at Old Trafford. The aircraft is seen here about to depart on Runway 23 Left on pretty miserable 12th July. Photo: With thanks to John Wood.

Embrae 135BJ Legacy D-ASAP is seen departing Manchester on 12th July. Photo:John Wood.

Embrae 135BJ Legacy D-ASAP is seen departing Manchester on 12th July. Photo:John Wood.

Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHA lines up for departure on Runway 23 Left. Photo: John Wood,Friday 12th July

Embraer Phenom 300 CS-PHA lines up for departure on Runway 23 Left. Photo: John Wood,Friday 12th July

Loganair Embraer 145 G-SAJH (formerly G-EMBJ of BMI Regional) was captured just prior to departure on Runway 23 Left. Photo: John Wood,Friday 12th July.

Loganair Embraer 145 G-SAJH (formerly G-EMBJ of BMI Regional) was captured just prior to departure on Runway 23 Left. Photo: John Wood,Friday 12th July.

An excellent shot from Stuart Prince in the “Golden Hour” at the RVP on Saturday 6th July. Air France used a HOP Embraer 190LR F-HBLC on their evening Paris service …the South Manchester skyline making the perfect back drop!

An excellent shot from Stuart Prince in the “Golden Hour” at the RVP on Saturday 6th July. Air France used a HOP Embraer 190LR F-HBLC on their evening Paris service …the South Manchester skyline making the perfect back drop!

Air Portugal A320N CS-TVD made it’s First Visit to Manchester on Saturday 6th July. Photo: Stuart Prince.

Air Portugal A320N CS-TVD made it’s First Visit to Manchester on Saturday 6th July. Photo: Stuart Prince.

Another shot from the RVP…Bulgarian Air Charter “Mad Dog” putting on the brakes. Runway 23 Right - Saturday 6th July 2019. Photo: Stuart Prince.

Another shot from the RVP…Bulgarian Air Charter “Mad Dog” putting on the brakes. Runway 23 Right - Saturday 6th July 2019. Photo: Stuart Prince.

Today’s “Star Visitor” - Crystal B777-200 P4-XTL rolls out after landing on Runway 23 Right. Photo: Stuart Prince from the RVP on 6th July 2019.

Today’s “Star Visitor” - Crystal B777-200 P4-XTL rolls out after landing on Runway 23 Right. Photo: Stuart Prince from the RVP on 6th July 2019.

Capturing the moment…B777-200 P4-XTL on short final. Photo: Jack Crompton.

Capturing the moment…B777-200 P4-XTL on short final. Photo: Jack Crompton.

A superb shot from Andrew Jennings of the Crystal B777-200 P4-XTL on short final to runway 23 Right on 6th July 2019.

A superb shot from Andrew Jennings of the Crystal B777-200 P4-XTL on short final to runway 23 Right on 6th July 2019.

B777-200 P4-XTL on final approach to runway 23 Right on 6th July. Photo: Darren Moston.

B777-200 P4-XTL on final approach to runway 23 Right on 6th July. Photo: Darren Moston.

29 years young and still flying high! Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDP (formerly with Alitalia) made her first visit to Manchester today - Saturday 6th July. Photo. Peter H.

29 years young and still flying high! Bulgarian Air Charter MD82 LZ-LDP (formerly with Alitalia) made her first visit to Manchester today - Saturday 6th July. Photo. Peter H.

Arriving from Biggin Hill Gulfstream 550 N989AR is seen on short final to Runway 23 Right . Photo: 0003OPS 6th July 2019.

Arriving from Biggin Hill Gulfstream 550 N989AR is seen on short final to Runway 23 Right . Photo: 0003OPS 6th July 2019.

Sky Service (Canada) Air Ambulance Lear Jet 45 C-GEJD is seen on short final to Runway 23 Right on Saturday 6th July. Photo: 0003OPS

Sky Service (Canada) Air Ambulance Lear Jet 45 C-GEJD is seen on short final to Runway 23 Right on Saturday 6th July. Photo: 0003OPS

Nordica CRJ900LR ES-ACG operated the SK2547 /8 from / to Stockholm on behalf of SAS on Saturday 6th July and was nicely captured (despite the Manchester rain) by Ross Fearn departing from Runway 23 Left.

Nordica CRJ900LR ES-ACG operated the SK2547 /8 from / to Stockholm on behalf of SAS on Saturday 6th July and was nicely captured (despite the Manchester rain) by Ross Fearn departing from Runway 23 Left.

Ross Fearn captured the atmospherics of this mornings (6th July) Etihad B787-9 A6-BMF rotating from 23 Left en route to Abu Dhabi

Ross Fearn captured the atmospherics of this mornings (6th July) Etihad B787-9 A6-BMF rotating from 23 Left en route to Abu Dhabi

Klas Jet B737-500 LY-JMS looked good on approach to Manchester in the early evening sunshine on Friday 5th July. Photo: Peter H.

Klas Jet B737-500 LY-JMS looked good on approach to Manchester in the early evening sunshine on Friday 5th July. Photo: Peter H.

Air X Charter A340-300 9H-BIG is seen arriving at Manchester on 4th July. It is believed to be taking Everton FC out for a pre season game in Nairobi (Kenya) on 5th July…Photo: Paul Watson.

Air X Charter A340-300 9H-BIG is seen arriving at Manchester on 4th July. It is believed to be taking Everton FC out for a pre season game in Nairobi (Kenya) on 5th July…Photo: Paul Watson.

Iraqi Airways A320 YI-ARB was captured by Paul Watson landing from Sofia on 4th July 2019.

Iraqi Airways A320 YI-ARB was captured by Paul Watson landing from Sofia on 4th July 2019.

Canadian Armed Forces A310 15003 taxies past the RVP on 4th July 2019. Photo:Stuart Prince.

Canadian Armed Forces A310 15003 taxies past the RVP on 4th July 2019. Photo:Stuart Prince.

Turkish carrier Pegasus commenced a new scheduled service to / from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) on 1st July. Airbus A320 TC-DCB operated the route on 3rd July. Photo: Steve Ashworth.

Turkish carrier Pegasus commenced a new scheduled service to / from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) on 1st July. Airbus A320 TC-DCB operated the route on 3rd July. Photo: Steve Ashworth.

Embraer Phenom 300 D-CLIF was captured by Steve Ashworth at Manchester on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

Embraer Phenom 300 D-CLIF was captured by Steve Ashworth at Manchester on Wednesday 3rd July 2019.

Photos from June 2019

This beauty (Global Express) N989SF arrived at the Signature Flight Support ramp on Tuesday 25th June having flown in direct from the Caribbean with two very famous people on board (No names). Members of TAS were having a “Behind the Scenes” tour of the facility at the time, so it was a nice little bonus for the group!. She is seen here about to depart from Runway 23 Left on Saturday 29th June. Photo: Paul Watson.

This beauty (Global Express) N989SF arrived at the Signature Flight Support ramp on Tuesday 25th June having flown in direct from the Caribbean with two very famous people on board (No names). Members of TAS were having a “Behind the Scenes” tour of the facility at the time, so it was a nice little bonus for the group!. She is seen here about to depart from Runway 23 Left on Saturday 29th June. Photo: Paul Watson.

City Jet operated CRJ900 EI-GED on the Saturday morning Brussels flight (for Brussels Airlines) on Saturday 29th June. She is seen here lining up for departure on Runway 23 Left. Photo: Paul Watson.

City Jet operated CRJ900 EI-GED on the Saturday morning Brussels flight (for Brussels Airlines) on Saturday 29th June. She is seen here lining up for departure on Runway 23 Left. Photo: Paul Watson.

Citation 650 YU-PMK was nicely captured by Paul Watson just prior to departure on 29th June.

Citation 650 YU-PMK was nicely captured by Paul Watson just prior to departure on 29th June.

For two days running the AF1668/9 was operated by a Joon aircraft. Today (Saturday 29th June) it was the turn of an A320 F-GKXV. She was very nicely captured on rotation from Runway 23 Left by Andrew Jennings.

For two days running the AF1668/9 was operated by a Joon aircraft. Today (Saturday 29th June) it was the turn of an A320 F-GKXV. She was very nicely captured on rotation from Runway 23 Left by Andrew Jennings.

Belavia B737-500 EW-294PA replaced the Embraer 195 on the Saturday Minsk service today (29th June). Photo: B.G.Race.

Belavia B737-500 EW-294PA replaced the Embraer 195 on the Saturday Minsk service today (29th June). Photo: B.G.Race.

With thanks to B.G. Race for sharing his image of Joon A320 F-GKXV departing from 23 Left 29th June 2019.

With thanks to B.G. Race for sharing his image of Joon A320 F-GKXV departing from 23 Left 29th June 2019.

Irish Air Corps Lear 45 “258” landing on Runway 05 Right on a beautiful Manchester morning..28th June 2019. Photo:Peter Hampson.

Irish Air Corps Lear 45 “258” landing on Runway 05 Right on a beautiful Manchester morning..28th June 2019. Photo:Peter Hampson.

Citation 650XL CS-DXG just putting on the brakes following a very nice landing on 05 Right. Photo: Peter Hampson 28th June 2019

Citation 650XL CS-DXG just putting on the brakes following a very nice landing on 05 Right. Photo: Peter Hampson 28th June 2019

Embraer 650 legacy D-AZUR landing on 05 Right 28th June 2019 . Photo: 0003OPS

Embraer 650 legacy D-AZUR landing on 05 Right 28th June 2019 . Photo: 0003OPS

Scandinavian Airlines / Star Alliance Livery B737-800 LN-RRE just about to touch on 05 Right.28th June 2019.Photo: 0003OPS.

Scandinavian Airlines / Star Alliance Livery B737-800 LN-RRE just about to touch on 05 Right.28th June 2019.Photo: 0003OPS.

Loganair EMB145 G-SAJN touching down on 05 Right 28th June 2019. Photo: 0003OPS.

Loganair EMB145 G-SAJN touching down on 05 Right 28th June 2019. Photo: 0003OPS.

Joon A321 F-GTAK is seen touching down from Paris C de G on Runway 05 Right on 28th June.Photo: 0003OPS

Joon A321 F-GTAK is seen touching down from Paris C de G on Runway 05 Right on 28th June.Photo: 0003OPS

United B767-400 N66057 “on very short final” to 05 Right. 27th June 2019. Photo: B.G. Race

United B767-400 N66057 “on very short final” to 05 Right. 27th June 2019. Photo: B.G. Race

A beautiful shot of ELAL B737-800 4X-EKJ on final approach to Runway 05 Right - 27th June. Photo: B.G.Race

A beautiful shot of ELAL B737-800 4X-EKJ on final approach to Runway 05 Right - 27th June. Photo: B.G.Race

Gulfstrem 200 EC-KRN was nicely captured by Paul Watson touching down on Runway 05 Right on Thursday 27th June.

Gulfstrem 200 EC-KRN was nicely captured by Paul Watson touching down on Runway 05 Right on Thursday 27th June.

Express Air Cargo B737-300 QC landing on 05 Right on Thursday 27th June 2018.Photo: Paul Watson

Express Air Cargo B737-300 QC landing on 05 Right on Thursday 27th June 2018.Photo: Paul Watson

Turkish airlines operated their “lego livery” A321 TC-JSU on the TK1993 from Istanbul on 27th June 2019. Photo;Paul Watson.

Turkish airlines operated their “lego livery” A321 TC-JSU on the TK1993 from Istanbul on 27th June 2019. Photo;Paul Watson.

Ryanair (Malta Air) B737-800 9H-QAG touching down on Runway 05 Right on 27th June. Photo: Paul Watson

Ryanair (Malta Air) B737-800 9H-QAG touching down on Runway 05 Right on 27th June. Photo: Paul Watson

A superb shot of ROKAF A330 19-003 taken from the RVP in the early evening sun on Friday 21st June. Those who said “photography was finished” from the RVP may perhaps think again on seeing this? Photo: Brian Hadley.

A superb shot of ROKAF A330 19-003 taken from the RVP in the early evening sun on Friday 21st June. Those who said “photography was finished” from the RVP may perhaps think again on seeing this? Photo: Brian Hadley.

Austrian Airlines sent their Star Alliance livery A320 OE-LBZ into Manchester on their scheduled OS463 Vienna service on 22nd June. Photo: Wayne Bennett.

Austrian Airlines sent their Star Alliance livery A320 OE-LBZ into Manchester on their scheduled OS463 Vienna service on 22nd June. Photo: Wayne Bennett.

Myway B737-800 4L-MWA departing to Varna off runway 23 Left. The aircraft is wearing the basic Badr Airlines scheme (Sudan). Photo: Jack Crompton 22nd June 2019.

Myway B737-800 4L-MWA departing to Varna off runway 23 Left. The aircraft is wearing the basic Badr Airlines scheme (Sudan). Photo: Jack Crompton 22nd June 2019.

Myway Airlines B737-800 4L-MWA was nicely captured during its departure roll on Runway 23 Left 22nd June 2019. Photo: Stuart Prince.

Myway Airlines B737-800 4L-MWA was nicely captured during its departure roll on Runway 23 Left 22nd June 2019. Photo: Stuart Prince.

…and rotate! Hainan Airlines A330-300 B-304K is nicely captured embarking on it’s journey to Beijing on 22nd June. Photo:Ross Fearn.

…and rotate! Hainan Airlines A330-300 B-304K is nicely captured embarking on it’s journey to Beijing on 22nd June. Photo:Ross Fearn.

Qatar airways A350-900 is seen departing to Doha from Runway 23 Left on 22nd June 2019. Photo: Ross Fearn

Qatar airways A350-900 is seen departing to Doha from Runway 23 Left on 22nd June 2019. Photo: Ross Fearn

Probably one of the best liveries currently operating into Manchester -Ernest Airlines A320 EI-LIN. Photo: 0003OPS. Saturday 22nd June.

Probably one of the best liveries currently operating into Manchester -Ernest Airlines A320 EI-LIN. Photo: 0003OPS. Saturday 22nd June.

Belavia E195LR EW-513PO is seen just about to make it’s very first visit to Manchester on Saturday 22nd June. Photo: with thanks to B.G.Race.

Belavia E195LR EW-513PO is seen just about to make it’s very first visit to Manchester on Saturday 22nd June. Photo: with thanks to B.G.Race.

WAMOS B747-400 EC-MRM has recently been sub chartered by Thomas Cook for a number of flights from Manchester. She is seen here departing from 23 Left to Glasgow!. Photo Ross Fearn 22nd June 2019.

WAMOS B747-400 EC-MRM has recently been sub chartered by Thomas Cook for a number of flights from Manchester. She is seen here departing from 23 Left to Glasgow!. Photo Ross Fearn 22nd June 2019.

WAMOS B747-400 EC-MRM taxiing out for departure to Glasgow on Saturday 22nd June 2019. Photo: Lewis Rowland.

WAMOS B747-400 EC-MRM taxiing out for departure to Glasgow on Saturday 22nd June 2019. Photo: Lewis Rowland.

Probably the first and last time we will see a Republic of Korea Air Force A330 at Manchester? Serial No 19-003 taxies out for departure following work with Air Livery. Photo Jim Fairbrother 21st June 2019.

Probably the first and last time we will see a Republic of Korea Air Force A330 at Manchester? Serial No 19-003 taxies out for departure following work with Air Livery. Photo Jim Fairbrother 21st June 2019.

An excellent shot from Brian Hadley of ex Vietnam Airlines A330-200 2-RLAX vacating Runway 23 Right on 21st June 2019.

An excellent shot from Brian Hadley of ex Vietnam Airlines A330-200 2-RLAX vacating Runway 23 Right on 21st June 2019.

Former Vietnam Airlines A330-200 2-RLAX arriving at Manchester from Tarbes on Friday 21st June 2019 for work with Air Livery. Photo: Peter H.

Former Vietnam Airlines A330-200 2-RLAX arriving at Manchester from Tarbes on Friday 21st June 2019 for work with Air Livery. Photo: Peter H.

Jet2 Boeing 757-200 G-LSAH looks well as she lines up for departure from Runway 23 Left on 21st June. Photo: Graham Savage

Jet2 Boeing 757-200 G-LSAH looks well as she lines up for departure from Runway 23 Left on 21st June. Photo: Graham Savage

Finnair’s A320 OH-LXA strikes a nice pose against the Manchester sky prior to departure to Helsinki on Runway 23 Left on Friday 21st June.Photo: Graham Savage.

Finnair’s A320 OH-LXA strikes a nice pose against the Manchester sky prior to departure to Helsinki on Runway 23 Left on Friday 21st June.Photo: Graham Savage.

Every picture tells a story…Runway 23 Right was unavailable for landing for a short period on Friday morning 21st June.Hence 23 Left was brought into use. Brussels Airlines A319 OO-SSV is seen here making a “rare” landing on 23 Left. Thank you to Graham Savage for capturing the moment!

Every picture tells a story…Runway 23 Right was unavailable for landing for a short period on Friday morning 21st June.Hence 23 Left was brought into use. Brussels Airlines A319 OO-SSV is seen here making a “rare” landing on 23 Left. Thank you to Graham Savage for capturing the moment!

Falcon 900 PH-STB was captured departing on Runway 23 Left this evening. : Photo: Gabriel Gadikor 16th June.

Falcon 900 PH-STB was captured departing on Runway 23 Left this evening. : Photo: Gabriel Gadikor 16th June.

On this occasion the aircraft registration matched (almost) with the colour of the sky? Challenger G-RANE arriving at Manchester on 16th June 2019. Photo: Debbie Riley.

On this occasion the aircraft registration matched (almost) with the colour of the sky? Challenger G-RANE arriving at Manchester on 16th June 2019. Photo: Debbie Riley.

9H-ILV a Challenger 850 from the Vista Jet stables is seen on short final to Runway 23 Right on 16th June 2019. Photo: Peter H

9H-ILV a Challenger 850 from the Vista Jet stables is seen on short final to Runway 23 Right on 16th June 2019. Photo: Peter H

VT-JSY …yet another Indian registered Global Express arriving at MAN.Photo: Debbie Riley 16th June 2019.

VT-JSY …yet another Indian registered Global Express arriving at MAN.Photo: Debbie Riley 16th June 2019.

Global Express VT-HMA arriving at MAN 16th June 2019 with visitors for the World Cup Cricket at Old Trafford. Photo: Debbie Riley.

Global Express VT-HMA arriving at MAN 16th June 2019 with visitors for the World Cup Cricket at Old Trafford. Photo: Debbie Riley.

Jota Aviations RJ85 G-JOTR also arrived from Dresden on Saturday 15th June. Photo: 0003OPS

Jota Aviations RJ85 G-JOTR also arrived from Dresden on Saturday 15th June. Photo: 0003OPS

Carpatair F100 YR-FZA arrived from Dresden during a heavy rain shower on the afternoon of 15th June.Photo: 0003OPS

Carpatair F100 YR-FZA arrived from Dresden during a heavy rain shower on the afternoon of 15th June.Photo: 0003OPS

Eric Wright was at the RVP to capture the first of several arrivals for the ICC World Cup Cricket Match at Old Trafford on Sunday - Global Express VT-CJB vacates Runway 23 Right on Saturday 15th June.

Eric Wright was at the RVP to capture the first of several arrivals for the ICC World Cup Cricket Match at Old Trafford on Sunday - Global Express VT-CJB vacates Runway 23 Right on Saturday 15th June.

Dark clouds over Manchester greeted the arrival of Global Express VT-KJB on short final to Runway 23 Right Saturday 15th June 2019. Photo: 0003OPS

Dark clouds over Manchester greeted the arrival of Global Express VT-KJB on short final to Runway 23 Right Saturday 15th June 2019. Photo: 0003OPS

Falcon 900 N888LG was captured by Maurice Kime taxiing for a 23 Left departure on 15th June.

Falcon 900 N888LG was captured by Maurice Kime taxiing for a 23 Left departure on 15th June.

Air Transat Airbus A330-200 C-GPTS now wears a new tail livery in support of LGBT month (June). The aircraft is seen here vacating Runway 05 Right on a very wet Thursday morning. Photo Andy Davies 13th June 2019.

Air Transat Airbus A330-200 C-GPTS now wears a new tail livery in support of LGBT month (June). The aircraft is seen here vacating Runway 05 Right on a very wet Thursday morning. Photo Andy Davies 13th June 2019.

Thomas Cook sub chartered Wamos A330-200 EC-LNH on 7th June. Photo:Steve Ashworth.

Thomas Cook sub chartered Wamos A330-200 EC-LNH on 7th June. Photo:Steve Ashworth.

A great shot from Jack Crompton of TAP- Air Portugal A321N departing MAN on Runway 23 Left on 6th June.

A great shot from Jack Crompton of TAP- Air Portugal A321N departing MAN on Runway 23 Left on 6th June.

Austrian Airlines A320 OE-LBO made it’s first visit to Manchester wearing its Retro Livery on 6th June : Photo Paul Bailey

Austrian Airlines A320 OE-LBO made it’s first visit to Manchester wearing its Retro Livery on 6th June : Photo Paul Bailey

Iraqi Airways A320 YI-ARB was nicely captured by John Wood on short final to Manchester on 6th June 2019.

Iraqi Airways A320 YI-ARB was nicely captured by John Wood on short final to Manchester on 6th June 2019.

Air Arabia (Maroc) A320 CN-NMK on approach to Manchester 6th June 2019 :Photo John Wood

Air Arabia (Maroc) A320 CN-NMK on approach to Manchester 6th June 2019 :Photo John Wood

Thomas Cook A321 G-TCDV “Cooks Club Livery” is seen departing from 23 Left on 6th June . Photo: Jack Crompton.

Thomas Cook A321 G-TCDV “Cooks Club Livery” is seen departing from 23 Left on 6th June . Photo: Jack Crompton.

Following a months absence from MAN (Operating out of Gatwick) the British Airways Retro (BEA) A319 G-EUPJ paid us a welcome visit in blue skies on 6th June. Photo: Maurice Kime.

Following a months absence from MAN (Operating out of Gatwick) the British Airways Retro (BEA) A319 G-EUPJ paid us a welcome visit in blue skies on 6th June. Photo: Maurice Kime.

ELAL first time B737-800 visitor 4X-EKS was nicely captured by Paul Bailey on Thursday 6th June

ELAL first time B737-800 visitor 4X-EKS was nicely captured by Paul Bailey on Thursday 6th June

Crystal Luxury Air Global Express N989SF was nicely captured on short final to Runway 23 Right this morning. Photo: B.G.Race. Tuesday 4th June 2019.

Crystal Luxury Air Global Express N989SF was nicely captured on short final to Runway 23 Right this morning. Photo: B.G.Race. Tuesday 4th June 2019.