Manchester on a rainy day - 25.8

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Just a few (mostly from the rotation point on 24L), after 12pm it wa soff investigating the end of 24R, but beaten back by torrential rain, then off to the AVP. http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/25-8/D-AVRK.jpg http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/25-8/atlanta.jpg http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/25-8/atlanta2.jpg http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/25-8/a330.jpg http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/25-8/delta.jpg http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/25-8/pia747.jpg http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/25-8/estonian.jpg
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Great pics! :) What is that green barrier for at the AVP?
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Excellent pics! The first rotation pic of TF-ABA(?) is particularly good! Wet weather has it's advantages. ;)
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Nice shots there Mr Murphy! Lovely stuff. Rain has its advantages. :) That first Air Atlanta pic is very nice - looks awfully close to a tail strike though?! :eek:
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What is that green barrier for at the AVP?
It's the engine testing enclosure! I actually REALLY enjoyed it out in the rain today, it's funny watching the massess at the AVP run from the viewing areas at the first spots of rain, sit in their cars for 20 mins during a downpour, then all run back out again to get the best spots! I only managed to get to 24L at 11:30, so only had 1/2 hour close up work, but did get 1 or 2 good shots (A330 and 747's) of aircraft leaving 24R, just after mid-day. Back out there early tomorrow (6.30am -7.00am) to see what we can see! Oh and i was actually praying for that tail strike, it got even closer than any of the pics I have show. Thanks for the kind comments... ;)

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Very enjoyable pictures
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Rain? In Manchester?? Surely not??? :eek::eek::eek: Nice pics, mate. :D:D:D
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Great shots there
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Re-affirms my opinion that not all the best shots are taken on sunny days!! lol Well done!
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Fantastic shots, Atlanta's my faves!
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Great shots! You didn't happen to get one of Estonian Air ES-ABC arriving did you? I only ask as I was on it, and it would be nice to see!
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Some additions from Friday 26.8 - Weather still not improved Started off at 7:30am on 24L...with another 747F :rolleyes: http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0457.jpg A few of the regulars... http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0494.jpg http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0500.jpg And not as regulars.....(poor bugger had to wait 20 mins at V6 for a slot :( ) http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0463.jpg Then it was off to the AVP again... http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0506.jpg http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0520.jpg Not seen this one before (myself!) http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0559.jpg Somebody needs a re-spray :D http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0526.jpg 'STRANGE' prize of the day goes to the Air Canada C-GLCA, who taxied to the start of 24R, waited 30 mins, taxied down most of the length of 24R, Tower was complaining about confusion over call signs, taxied back to the 24R threshold then performed an OK take off! Pretty sure that it had no passengers on board and a friend at the AVP commented that he had seen the same plane last week in Europe (Zurich IIRC) abort a take off? - Anybody know what was up? http://images.helms-deep.co.uk/aircraft/26-8/IMG_0548.jpg
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Great shots! You didn't happen to get one of Estonian Air ES-ABC arriving did you? I only ask as I was on it, and it would be nice to see!
Sorry :( only got him leaving !
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Great shots. Love the TSC A310. Hoping to catch it at BFS tomorrow morning.
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More nice pics, but is the China Cargo not abit far down the runway to still have it's nose in the air? :confused:
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More nice pics, but is the China Cargo not abit far down the runway to still have it's nose in the air? :confused:
Yep :D , he REALLY had to try hard to get it on the floor...I would have bet my mortgage on it he was just about to close those thrust reversers and open the throttles wide open for a go-around. He must have travelled a good 4-5 hundred meters down the runway with the nose wheel still in the air!

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Some amazing photos there pal! :D Yes the Air Canada went tech yesterday in MAN, must have nightstopped. Flex 35
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Flex 35 is, as usual, spot-on. C-GLCA was Thursday's AC aircraft, and was about to take off on Friday using its original call-sign of AC841. However, Friday's AC841 - C-GAVC - was also on the move at that time so ATC ordered C-GLCA to abort take-off and try again with a modifed call-sign of AC8241 so as to avoid having two active aircraft using the same callsign at the same time. You'd have thought that someone, somewhere, would have noticed the conflicting call-signs at an earlier stage, wouldn't you? :confused: Nice pics once again, mate ..... but I'd have classed the Saudi Herc among the regulars, myself. ;)
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Yep :D , he REALLY had to try hard to get it on the floor...I would have bet my mortgage on it he was just about to close those thrust reversers and open the throttles wide open for a go-around. He must have travelled a good 4-5 hundred meters down the runway with the nose wheel still in the air!
It seems to be quite a habit on a wet runway, I remember when everybody was undercover at the AVP, the Air China `47 was doing it's wheely trick and everyone ran back out to see if it was going to run off the end :rolleyes:

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It seems to be quite a habit on a wet runway, I remember when everybody was undercover at the AVP, the Air China `47 was doing it's wheely trick and everyone ran back out to see if it was going to run off the end :rolleyes:
Didnt the cathay Pacific jet jockeys in the days on Kai Tak call Air "we dont do go-arounds" china?
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No idea, but I've seen the PIA 747's/777's doing exactly the same thing. Landing halfway down the runway, then slamming on the anchors!