Back in business!

Aviation comebacks

Planes, people and projects came alive as The Aviation Society’s Memorabilia Fair made a triumphant return beneath the wings of Concorde. Carol Randall reports

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Experienced cabin crew flyer Sandie Petch stands at the top of BAC/Aérospatiale Concorde G-BOAC, also known as Alpha Charlie. Traders were setting out their stalls below and around the aircraft
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A photographer aboard the 1969 ‘open topper’ fleet number 97 captures Lufthansa Cityline Bombardier CRJ900 D-ACNP as it taxies out for departure to Munich as LH2501
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Pegasus Boeing 737-82R TC-CPL taxies past the RVP for departure

"We didn’t know if it was possible, we took a big gamble because of COVID, but it paid off.” That’s how a delighted Peter Hampson, chairman of The Aviation Society (TAS), summed up the day as he and a team of smiling volunteers basked in the success of what is being billed as the best Manchester Airport Aviation Memorabilia Fair in recent years. Aviation was back in business!

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