The long summer evenings are perfect for watching freight arrivals into EMA, which springs to life at around 7:30pm during the week and extends into the wee small hours, and with a sunny evening to spare, an Ameriflight B767F due, and runway 09 in use, I decided to head up the M1 to see what's … Continue reading East Midlands (EGNX) 24-6-20
Another trip out in the sun, starting at a very quiet Heathrow for a Rossiya 777-300 (not ER) that was in, and then across to EGUN and EGSS to catch up on things. Spotting at Mildenhall was undertaken from tne end of Folly Road without any issues. On the morning of this day a USAF … Continue reading London Heathrow, Mildenhall, London Stansted.
With the easing of the Covid 19 restrictions on movement across England, allowing unlimited travel by car to a destination of choice whilst maintaining social distance, a trip was arranged to visit Heathrow to meet 2 family members and undertake some spotting. Traffic (both road and air) was significantly reduced and most flights were operating … Continue reading London Heathrow 20-5-20
With Isreal disposing of their Beech A36 Chofit trainers, and 2 of them passing through an Aerodrome not too far from where I live, I decided to stop by this friendly airfield on a sunny afternoon to grab some photos. Airside access is usually granted however the procedures have changed recently (and have changed again … Continue reading Elstree Aerodrome (EGTR) 6th March 2020
The first overseas visit of the year was to Zurich to catch some traffic arriving for the World Economic Forum, which takes place at Davos each year. The flight with Swiss international departed LHR at 06:00 and HB-IJR was airbourne from runway 27L on time. The level of service in Economy on this short flight … Continue reading Zurich Kloten 21-1-20
Despite the gloomy weather a trip to Gatwick was undertaken. the landing runway was 08, and we decided to park in the layby along Charlwood Road opposite the Maple Manor hotel. From the layby, aircraft can be seen through the trees as they land or taxy to take-off, but isn't any good in summer … Continue reading London Gatwick 31-12-19 (10:00 – 13:10)
With the conservation hall at Cosford being opened to the public for a week (for a small cost of £6) we decided on a run up to see what was what. This was our first trip to Cosford and we were impressed. Parking for the day was £5 but entry into the museum is free. … Continue reading RAF Museum Cosford – Friday 15th November 2019.
Day 8, and the start of the return journey. My first flight was with Cathay Pacific departing from TPE at 06:00. It was too early for the Hotel Shuttle, so they called a cab for me to get to T1. A330 B-HLH got me to HKG in 1 hour 30 minutes and on approach I … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 8 – Taipei, Hong Kong 12th October 2019.
Friday 11th October and the last full day of the trip. I had originally planned to hire a driver for the day to take me around the airport, but as the view from the room was so good, I had a lazy day photographing from the room and the end of the corridor. I had … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 7 – Taipei Taoyuan 11/10/19
Thursday 10th October. It was another fine morning at Haneda but I was moving on. I was flying with China Airlines to Taipei Songshan. Whilst in the international terminal at Haneda I managed to read a few of the biz off on the far side. I heard my name announced and made my way to … Continue reading Far East Trip Day 6 – Taipei Songshan and Taoyuan 10-10-19