Website Information

This Web site is usually updated several times each day.

Whats due: Whilst every effort is made to provide the correct information, on occasions published information will change. Aircraft changes are made due to tech / operational reasons. In such circumstances the aircraft which were originally scheduled for a flight are changed. Notification of these changes are not always promulgated to all of our information sources prior to the aircraft’s arrival.

Photographs and Articles: We actively encourage you to send in your photos for publication either on this web site or in the Society magazine Winged Words. Just send them as an attachment to an e mail preferably detailing when and where taken,by whom and of course the aircraft information. Exactly the same rules applies to aviation articles. If you have a flare for writing or simply like doing what we do (help others with their hobby) then why not have a go. E mail to

The MAN LOG’s: section of this web site provides a good guide to what actually visits. However, the most comprehensive coverage of all Manchester movements can be found in the TAS monthly magazine “Winged Words”.   

With thanks to:- The Web site rely’s on,fully acknowledges and is grateful to the following for the provision of information:-

TAS Members Blog Site, Alpha Five Facebook, NATS, Manchester Airport (MAN-EGCC), NWAN, Ringway Publications,MAN Spotters2,Man Handling Agents,FR24.

A special thanks to all our contributors and a reminder that everyone is a volunteer. They contribute because they want to help other people. If on occasions the information is later than normal or perhaps doesn’t appear one day..please have patience there is probably a very good reason.

A word or two from Peter H…

Manchester Memories I sincerely hope you don’t mind me sharing just some of my memories and reflecting back at a tremendous period at Manchester Airport. I was fortunate to be employed by the Airport for 30 years between 1974 to 2004 where I worked in various roles from Tea boy to General Manager!.

Whilst in the Seventies and Eighties I was able to take many photos primarily when I became a Duty Manager (radio call sign “OPS 3”) Ooh for those glorious days of trouble shooting, inspecting the airfield, organising snow clearing and yes facilitating diversions. However, as I climbed the management ladder in the nineties and noughties the photo opportunities obviously diminished and I became restricted to a desk,computer and of course those endless meetings!.

My interest in aviation started in the mid sixties and has remained with me ever since….I left the airport to establish an aviation consultancy and training company which enabled me to enhance my knowledge and experience working at many different airports throughout the globe. Now, in “semi” retirement (primarily due to numerous health issues) I look back with very fond memories of Manchester. Being born and bred here it’s a place I’m proud to call home.

Remember :We welcome current photos for publication on this site and in the TAS Magazine – Winged Words. Please send all contributions to the e mail below with your name and information about the photo. You don’t have to be a member of TAS to contribute. But by being a member there’s lots more out there for you to enjoy - Thank you!

Peter Hampson (Peter H)

If you have any comments, corrections, news or suggestions with respect to this web site or  Manchester photos you would like to see published – please contact me direct:-

We don’t mind you sharing the info on this web site providing due credit is given to

Thank you