View Full Version : Spotting At Manchester Airport.
02-01-2003, 09:07 AM
Just though i'd ask if any of you know any good spots at manchester, apart from the avation viewing park.
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<FONT COLOR="black" SIZE="1">[ February 01, 2003 04:08 AM: Message edited 1 time, lastly by Joe Brownlee ]</font>
When are you coming down south again?
The best place without question is the banks on the South side of the runway. The Sun is behind you right up until late afternoon, and you are literally on top of 24L/06R.
To get action from the other runway you will need at least a 300mm lens for smaller/medium sized aircraft (Embraer for example).
I apologise to the good folks here for posting links to the "other" site, but I have not had a chance to post my Manchester shots here images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
These are a few South side shots just to give you an idea of what you can shoot:
Dragonair 747 Rotating (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/268408/L/)
Delta MD11 Rotating (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/268367/L/)
Delta MD11 Climbing out (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/268087/L/)
US Airways A330 Climbing out (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/256275/L/)
JMC A330 Lifting (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/268067/L/)
Dragonair 747 Climbing away (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/254412/L/)
Malaysia 747-400 just after rotation (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/254405/L/)
Titan 146 (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/268398/L/)
European 747 (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/268114/L/)
Electra DC10 (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/268084/L/)
Ryanair Eircell logojet (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/254888/L/)
BMI A330 (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/254439/L/)
Monarch 757 (http://www.airliners.net/open.file/254402/L/)
Hope that gives you an idea of the kind of shots you can get.
The South side is near to the Moat House Hotel. Head towards Wilmslow and when you go under the second runway tunnel, turn left at the first roundabout. Park here and then walk up the path and you get to the perimiter fence. Then simply select your spot !
02-02-2003, 05:39 AM
hope i get the chance to get to that spot soon
for the photos that you showed me is a 150MM lens to much? or is it ok?
thanks for you help
02-02-2003, 11:08 AM
Joe , the shots that Gary has shown you wont need a big lens at all !
for the 24R rotation shots maybe 100/200will be more than ample however a 300mm lens will be usefull, the 24L shots you will only need a 100mm max , see the link below .... that was taken with minimum zoom maybe 28mm or so
and again arriving via runway 06R
you can walk the whole length of 24L/06R and have excellent views of the whole airport.... get your walking boots ready !! images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif
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