Which day for a trip to MAN airport?
Since I have two weeks off school now, I decided that one day I will get up in the morning (which I hate!) and go to Manchester airport for some spotting (this word sounds too professional to me; all I do is just watch the planes and take a couple of photos and basically enjoy the day; no serious photography). The thing is that I am not sure what day to go there (the best part of the day seems to be morning with the heavies coming in from over the Atlantic; it's the day that I am not sure of).
The planes I would like to see are the less frequent heavies i.e. A380, B747, A330, MD-11. Of course I will enjoy the more often ones like A320s, B737s, B757s, B767s etc. too, but the heavy ones are the ones I would like to see the most.
A380 - Not a problem really as it comes in everyday, so this one seems to be sorted
B747 - Virgin flies it from KMCO, but sometimes they fly this route with A330s and I actually checked on their website that one day both, A330 and B747 come in. Also Air China Cargo flies to MAN I think, so it'd be good to see this one too
A330 - Not that important, but it'd be nice to see when it so happens to be coming in from KMCO (Monarch flies them around Europe too I believe)
MD-11 - Well, this seems to be the one I would like to see the most. As far as I know, I comes from KDTW as GEC (Lufthansa Cargo), however I cannot seem to find which days they come in to MAN
I would be grateful if any of you who definitely know more than I do about this could help me to choose the best day to go there. The best seems to be when MD-11 comes in from KDTW, B747 comes in from KMCO and Air China Cargo, A330 comes in with B747 from KMCO (not as important!), and of course daily A380 service. Or maybe you know even more flights that I would find interesting?
Thanks in advance
EDIT: I have only just found that B777 comes in from Singapore early morning too, so it'd be nice to see that one too! And Cathay Pacific B747 is also at MAN sometimes.
Last edited by dodos9; 31st Mar 2012 at 23:48.