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  • tmurphy
    Senior Member
    • Jul 2005
    • 221

    Manchester on a rainy day - 25.8

    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.












    Last edited by tmurphy; 26th August 2005, 21:23.
  • LFC24
    Senior Member
    • Apr 2005
    • 728

    #2
    Great pics!

    What is that green barrier for at the AVP?

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    • RIPConcorde
      EGPH
      • Feb 2004
      • 3192

      #3
      Excellent pics! The first rotation pic of TF-ABA(?) is particularly good! Wet weather has it's advantages.

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      • A330Crazy
        Computer says no....
        • Jan 2000
        • 6421

        #4
        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?!
        Andrew

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        • tmurphy
          Senior Member
          • Jul 2005
          • 221

          #5
          Originally posted by LFC24
          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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          • steve rowell
            Expat Geordie
            • Apr 2003
            • 13281

            #6
            Very enjoyable pictures
            Best Regards Steve

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            • Grey Area
              Punter
              • Apr 2004
              • 12157

              #7
              Rain? In Manchester?? Surely not???

              Nice pics, mate.
              You can't fool owls.

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              • BHXlocal
                Senior Member
                • Apr 2005
                • 843

                #8
                Great shots there

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                • aiuk
                  Rank 5 Registered User
                  • Jun 2005
                  • 54

                  #9
                  Re-affirms my opinion that not all the best shots are taken on sunny days!!

                  lol

                  Well done!
                  http://www.airlineimages.co.uk

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                  • bmi-star
                    EGOV local
                    • Feb 2004
                    • 4366

                    #10
                    Fantastic shots, Atlanta's my faves!
                    Regards, Elgan

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                    • sincil
                      Junior Member
                      • Aug 2005
                      • 25

                      #11
                      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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                      • tmurphy
                        Senior Member
                        • Jul 2005
                        • 221

                        #12
                        Some additions from Friday 26.8 - Weather still not improved

                        Started off at 7:30am on 24L...with another 747F




                        A few of the regulars...





                        And not as regulars.....(poor ****** had to wait 20 mins at V6 for a slot )



                        Then it was off to the AVP again...





                        Not seen this one before (myself!)



                        Somebody needs a re-spray



                        '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?

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                        • tmurphy
                          Senior Member
                          • Jul 2005
                          • 221

                          #13
                          Originally posted by sincil
                          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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                          • BFS
                            BFS
                            StandardNoise04
                            • Aug 2004
                            • 434

                            #14
                            Great shots. Love the TSC A310. Hoping to catch it at BFS tomorrow morning.
                            The best of BFS/BHD under one roof!!

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                            • RIPConcorde
                              EGPH
                              • Feb 2004
                              • 3192

                              #15
                              More nice pics, but is the China Cargo not abit far down the runway to still have it's nose in the air?

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                              • tmurphy
                                Senior Member
                                • Jul 2005
                                • 221

                                #16
                                Originally posted by RIPConcorde
                                More nice pics, but is the China Cargo not abit far down the runway to still have it's nose in the air?
                                Yep , 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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                                • Flex 35
                                  _________________________
                                  • Jul 2004
                                  • 687

                                  #17
                                  Some amazing photos there pal!

                                  Yes the Air Canada went tech yesterday in MAN, must have nightstopped.

                                  Flex 35

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                                  • Grey Area
                                    Punter
                                    • Apr 2004
                                    • 12157

                                    #18
                                    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?

                                    Nice pics once again, mate ..... but I'd have classed the Saudi Herc among the regulars, myself.
                                    Last edited by Grey Area; 27th August 2005, 07:35.
                                    You can't fool owls.

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                                    • murph
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2005
                                      • 552

                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by tmurphy
                                      Yep , 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

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                                      • Dantheman77
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Jul 2004
                                        • 763

                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by murph
                                        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
                                        Didnt the cathay Pacific jet jockeys in the days on Kai Tak call Air "we dont do go-arounds" china?
                                        If you dont play this game with a big heart and a big bag of knuckles in front of the net you dont got dinky doo.......(Mike Myers, Mystery Alaska)

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